Cutlery Comparison

 
Cutlery Construction Blade & Hardness Bolster & Handle Care Block
Calphalon Katana Series
Custom Forged* with Damascus-Style Blades** Ultra-High Carbon Japanese VG-1 Steel Core with 32 Layers of High-Carbon, No-Stain Steel *
HRC 59-60 ***
​ Custom Integrated Bolster
Asian Style with Ergonomic Handle
Full Tang
Hand Wash Bamboo (a renewable resource)
Calphalon Precision Cutlery
Fully Forged* High-Carbon, No-Stain German Steel*
HRC 56-58***
​ Full Bolster
Updated Style with Bar Riveted, Labeled Handle
Full Tang
Hand Wash Walnut-Stained Hardwood

SharpIN block features integrated sharpeners and stainless steel-covered SharpIN slots
Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery
Fully Forged* High-Carbon, No-Stain German Steel*
HRC 54-56***
​Full Bolster
Modern Style with Ergonomic, Labeled Handle
Full Tang
Hand Wash Richly-Stained Maple Wood

SharpIN block features integrated sharpeners and stainless steel-covered SharpIN slots
Calphalon Classic Cutlery
Forged* High-Carbon, No-Stain Steel*
HRC 48-52***
​ Full Bolster
Traditional Style with Triple-Riveted, Labeled Handle
Full Tang
Hand Wash Blonde Rubberwood

SharpIN block features integrated sharpeners and stainless steel-covered SharpIN slots
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Stamped High-Carbon, No-Stain Steel*
HRC 48-52***
​ Full Bolster
Modern style with Comfort Grip, Labeled Handle
Full Tang
Hand Wash Blonde Rubberwood

Slim, space-saving design


*Steak knives made of stamped Asian steel.

**This ancient, time-honored process layers stainless steel over a forged steel core to create a patterned blade of exceptional strength and beauty.

***Steel is given an HRC hardness value based on its Rockwell ""C"" test results. The higher the number, the harder the steel for sharper, longer-lasting edges.