Ask any chef about the most important tool in their arsenal, and despite constant influx of new cooking technology, their response is invariably the same: The chef’s knife. It’s not the only ingredient in a properly equipped kitchen, but without it, nothing is possible. It’s a shame then that it’s so frequently taken for granted. Used every day without a second thought, abused on hard coconut shells and allowed to grow pitifully dull, I’m just as guilty as anyone. My Global knife has served me well for years, but when I was approached by Ergo Chef with the opportunity to try a new blade, I quickly realized that even at the same price point, all knives are not created equal.
The Crimson Series, so named for the rich red fiberglass handles, boasts a truly beautiful 8-inch chef’s knife that is nothing short of a delight to hold. Living up to the promise of an ergonomic design, it feels as though it was made for my hand, comfortable enough to slice and dice for hours on end. The whole piece is incredibly well balanced too, bearing down with a solid heft without actually feeling heavy. Perhaps most importantly, that blade is sharp as a razor, effortlessly slicing through any foodstuffs in its path without any drag to speak of.
When the most mundane of tasks like chopping vegetables can become a genuine pleasure, it revolutionizes the whole cooking experience. A simple knife upgrade can do that, and this is definitely one worth investing in.
8 thoughts on “Sharp Relief”
A good knife is a must in the kitchen:)
I agree, Hannah. A good knife is invaluable!
Agreed on a good knife, such an important necessity in the kitchen. And this is a beautiful one, very unique making it easy to find and grab. Thanks.
I never realized how important knives were until I got new knives and kept them sharp. They really can make simple tasks like chopping vegetable an actual treat! This knife is beautiful, and as a health and safety professional I love the idea of it being ergonomic!
*sigh* I cook everyday and ya’ll don’t even wanna know what I’m cutting with! LOL I’ll take it as a sign that I need an actual sharp knife. I remember cutting peppers at a friends house who had good knives…ya…aight, I’ll pick up one of these Crimsons!
I totally agree!!! Chef knife and pairing knife are a cooks most important tool. You might like my latest blog post on knives as well.
Love the color intensity of the photo. I used a Global for awhile but now I’m using a ceramic knife. But if that ever chips, I’ll be sure to look into an Ergo. :-)
So true – I have one knife I use all the time and am deeply attached to. It’s not as fancy or as pretty as that one though!