I.O.Shen Mastergrade Japanese steel knives (Nirey) are made with a unique construction ... more
which gives them a cutting edge that is second to none. The centre layer is made from Rockwell 62° stainless steel, which is extremely hard & brittle. The harder the steel, the longer the knife will keep it's immaculate cutting edge. Protecting the centre layer are softer outer layers. This exceptional combination of steel is why top chefs around the country now use I.O.Shen knives exclusively. The unique Triplex steel blades have won many admirers especially in the professional sector. Adam Gray, Head Chef - Rhodes Twenty Four - "I.O.Shen knives are truly outstanding. The balance of the knife and the exceptional quality and craftsmanship of the blade make them the best knives I have ever used. I would highly recommend them for professional or domestic use." The new handle design distinguishes I.O.Shen from any other knife as well as improving balance and handle stability. The Tai Tang handle is not just an embellishment but it is actually an integral part of the handle frame (the Tang). IO Shen knives are being used exclusively in Jamie Oliver's currently-running television series, Jamie's American Road Trip. They are also featured in the book associated with the series, Jamie's America.