Ergo Chef Crimson 8" Honing Steel - Red G10 Handle
8" Honing Steel is knurled and plated for durability designed to line up the burrs and straighten your knives edges in between sharpenings. Use it a few times a week to keep your blade edge tuned and straight. The handle is syled from durable G10 composite material to match the knife handles with a polished end cap.
- 8" Honing Steel; part of the Crimson Series knife line by Ergo Chef
- The beautiful wood grain handle look of G10 matches high quality construction, perfect balance, durability, & long lasting performance to the comfort handle.
- The G10 is the world's strongest knife handle material and is fabricated in a red & black wood grain look with no maintenance required. The rod is chromed for hardness and finely knurled to straighten & perfectly hone your blades edge.
- Rod measures 8" / Hand Wash Reccomended
- Made in China
Like most unique companies, Ergo Chef was founded serendipitously.
Scott Staib wasn'?t supposed to make knives; he was supposed to be a chef. After his training at Johnson & Wales University, Scott set out to rise through the culinary ranks. His first stop was an ultra-swanky country club where he proved his mettle as the saute and grill chef. Next was his gig as sous chef for Aramark Food Service Corporation. He was on the fast track in foodservice when he was sidelined by tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome result of the repetitive motion injuries caused by frequent chopping and slicing. Without a fully-functioning wrist, Staib could not cook his dinner, let alone advance his career. He was not alone.
Scott found that he was not the only chef/?professional or home cook ?to suffer from tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome. He enrolled his engineer brother, Mike, to help find the solution. They worked closely with designers at the family's design and machining company in New England to examine how a conventional knife fits in a chef'?s hand, the movement of a chef's wrist and hand during chopping and the angle at which a knife hits the cutting board. Together, they crafted a knife that was a true extension of a chef'?s hand.
After just three weeks of using the ergonomically-designed knives, Scott'?s persistent tendinitis and carpal tunnel symptoms disappeared. He created 50 prototypes of the knives and sent them to professional chefs, student chefs and culinary professors across the country. The response was overwhelmingly positive, and Ergo Chef was born.