I just got a call from Bob Kramer from 'Kramer Knives'. My knife is ready, the knife I ordered 5 years ago. We will talk about that later this week when I receive this "Blade of Glory"
Kitchen knives are the backbone of any decent cook. We all have our favorite blades. What works for one person might not work for another. There are a few of us that even collect and cherish knives. (Myself, Meathenge). The Mad Meat Genius kitchen comes from an older school of thought. Carbon Steel is my choice of cutlery. It does take a little extra care. I find them a little easier to sharpen. After you use one of these utensils you need to wash and dry them immediately. They will rust and pit if you do not take care of them. If you take care of them, they will last forever, not like my 401K.
Today we will glimpse at Gustav Emil. This is a company from Germany. They have been around for a long time. They made a quality knife and have big name recognition. I am not sure who owns them today. The blades I own have been made before 1960. They are made from virgin steel versus recycled steel. The steel is harder and lasts longer. You can pick these blades up on E-Bay. They are still cheaper than buying a brand new set of German blade. They will not look as pretty as stainless steel, but they are performers. Take pride in your cooking and your Utensils. These knives take extra care but they are worth it.