Benchmade chef’s knives bring the superior quality and construction of their EDC and outdoor blades into the kitchen.
Benchmade has been making knives since 1987 in Oregon––the knife and tool capital of America.
You probably know them from the everyday-carry, hunting, or outdoor knives, but now they make cutlery for the adventurous cook. It’s a knife that looks at home in a chopping block on a marble countertop, and also on top of a Yeti cooler in the woods.
Benchmade uses highly alloyed powder steel, which, without getting in the weeds, is a method of metallurgy that creates a more homogenous blade steel than traditional casting, which makes it perform better and last longer.
The blades are designed with what Benchmade calls “Select Edge,” which is an extremely thin edge that concentrates the downward force, so you have better push cut performance––that means cleaner cuts with less force.
The knives are an investment, but they’re stunning, impeccably made in the US, and fully customizable “from blade to handle.” And you can send it back to Benchmade at any time and they’ll resharpen it back to a factory edge for free, for life.
The Meatcrafter is perfect for precision tasks, cleaning fish, breaking down game or trimming fat from a cut of meat. The Table Knives are like steak knives on steroids, and there’s a 3-Piece set that covers all bases.
But my personal favorite is the Station Knife. This do-it-all knife with a wide blade easily chops or slices meat razor-thin, but it also has a narrow point that you can use for more precision cuts. The benefits of a cleaver and a chef’s knife combined.
If I had to choose one knife to have on a cutting board by a fire pit or grill, this would be it. I’ve also been making beef jerky lately at home, and using the Station Knife, I’ve been able to cut strips as well as I could using any butcher’s blade.
If you really want a work of art in your kitchen, the Benchmade Collector’s Edition cutlery have a patterned blade resembling the marbling of Damascus steel. These are the kinds of blades you’d pass on to your kids one day.
“For decades, we’ve been in pocket.” says Jon deAsis, President and CEO of Benchmade, “We are honored to offer a set of cutlery tools that will be welcomed over the threshold and into someone’s home.”