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Ergo Engineering

Ergo Engineering

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We know why you’re here, and it’s not just our looks. If your looking for a great high quality knife you have come to the right place. Our development & testing with our design engineering department makes chopping, slicing and dicing a great experience, and not a chore. If it sounds like we’re taking ourselves too seriously, we’re not. We are just extremely picky about quality. People have told us time and time again that our knives “feel like an extension of (their) hand.”

After thousands of sketches, quite a few (dozen) prototypes and hundreds of test runs with chefs, culinary students and professionals across the country, we decided on the ideal shape, angle and design for our Pro-Series knives. Because we can’t improve on perfection, the Pro-Series is now the starting point for designing all of our knives.

So what does it take to be an Ergo Chef knife?

Our Pro-Series knives...

...are forged from one piece of high-carbon German steel (type X50CrMoV15), so there’s no chance they’ll snap in two. They’re also precision heat-treated for long edge life to 56-58 RC. That’s “Rockwell,” the hardness test for steel. In layman’s terms, that’s a perfect hardness for long edge life & easy maintenance in any kitchen.”

The blade is taper ground with a full radius from tip to heel on the cutting edge. This creates the ideal rocking motion for smooth and efficient cuts. And since the blade’s not flat, you’ll avoid the extra strain caused by abrupt stops.

The 18 degree blade edge is tapered to a .020”-.025” thick back which then tapers to the spine of the knife. This .020-.025 thick area reinforces the strength of the edge for longer life & durability.

The big guys of the group—the chef knives and carvers—are balanced perfectly at the bolster radius for precise control and less fatigue.

And finally, our signature ergonomically-angled handle design keeps the hand and forearm in a straighter line, so there’s less strain on the hand, wrist and forearm.

In 2012 we introduced the PRODIGY Series of knives.

This is a NSF approved Commercial and household knife line we developed at an exceptional value price. They feature one piece German type steel (5Cr15Mov) made in China that offers great heat treat for longer edge life and maintenance in your home. The handles are a 90 durometer for a true non-slip grip & injection molded over a full length tang for durability and great balance. The line is made to our exact tolerances & specification for your enjoyment. See the PRODIGY knife line here: http://www.ergochef.com/ProdigySeries.php

In 2014 we introduced the beautiful CRIMSON Series knives.

We had always wanted to produce a wood handle knife without the problems and care needed with wood handles. Our research had found one of the World’s strongest handle materials, G10 fiberglass resin which could be made to look like a nice redish brown wood. We did not stop there as our design team wanted to offer a more comfortable bolster on this new line. The new bolster is tapered from the handle to the blade on an angle which allows for a smooth comfortable pinch grip for amazing feel and control. The blades are made in Germany with (X50CrMoV15) Steel and finished in China to our exact specifications and tolerances developed in Danbury CT. USA. The handles and blades are in a high polished finish. See the full Crimson knife line and new for 2015 ergonomic straight handle CRIMSON Chef knives for the traditionalist here: http://www.ergochef.com/Crimson.php

NEW for 2015 Emmy Award Winning Iron Chef Michael Symon Cutlery

This line was created with Chef Michael Symon inspired by the look and quality of our CRIMSON Series with G10 handles. The Line features grey and black G10 (Fiberglass Resin) handles. The World’s strongest handle material with a full tang and abbreviated bolster for strength, balance and easy edge maintenance. The X50CrMoV15 Carbon stainless steel is made in Germany and imported to our manufacturing plant in china where a team of expert knife craftsmen finish the blades and handles to our exact tolerances and specifications developed here in Danbury CT. USA. The Quality and craftsmanship of these knives come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty so you’re sure you’re getting the best as only Ergo Chef can deliver.

“Ergo Chef was able to take my vision for high-quality, durable knives and make it a reality,” said chef Symon. “We worked together to develop a design that looks great and has a super balanced, comfortable feel in the hand, which is really important for those who love to cook the way I do.”
Michael Symon - See the full line here: http://www.ergochef.com/MichaelSymoncutlery.php

Summer 2015 - Myron Mixon Pitmaster Grill Tool

This tool was developed for the BBQ chef who thought he had everything. This tool is made from German Type Steel (5Cr15MoV) for durability, quality at an exceptional value.

The 3 in one tool is precision ground for cutting like an 8” Chef knife with a hook on the tip for easily flipping foods on the grill and stovetop, as well as a bottle opener in the blade to keep you properly hydrated & cooled doff while grilling. The perfect grill tool for every BBQ cook.

“To make great BBQ you need 3 things: meat, fire, and the Myron Mixon Pitmaster Grill Tool. This three-in-one tool is the only one you’ll need.”

Myron Mixon - See my Pitmaster Grill Tool here: http://www.ergochef.com/MyronMixon.php

Knuckle Sandwich, Midnight Series & Kulinary Series

Introduced in 2010 for Guy Fieri were the Guy Fieri Knuckle Sandwich knives , 2011 Midnight Series and 2013 the Kulinary Series which all have a little more...pop like the man himself, than our other lines, but the red, black and silver flame-wave design is merely the icing on the engineering cake of the Knuckle Sandwich & Midnight series knives.

The knives’ handles are all one piece from bolster to the polished end cap. The triple-tang of the handle is injection-molded through specific design cutouts with durable red and black ABS plastic, creating a permanent and seamless bond. The cutouts were precisely calculated to balance the knife based on blade weight. These lines are no longer being manufactured as of December 2012. However leftover inventory is still available at discounted pricing here: http://www.ergochef.com/Special-Promotions.php 

Chef Guy Fieri Premium Knuckle Sandwich Series Chef Knives Available July 2019

The new premium Guy Fieri Knuckle Sandwich Series is crafted from the best AUS8 Steel from Aichi Japan. This AUS8 knife steel composition delivers ultimate performance above many other grades of Japanese, American and German steels. The blades are taper ground and double beveled to a razors' edge, for precise, effortless slices through your vegetables, fruit and proteins. The blades are hardened to a 58-59 HRC in a vacuum furnace for long lasting sharpness. These chef knives have an ergonomic comfort handle that allows you control without over stressing your hand, wrist or forearm to command the blade through your cuts. We designed these chef knives from a blank slate with the goal of creating a prefect feel, balance and performance in the user's hand. We are excited to say we have successfully achieved this in a design, of polished steel and G10 fiberglass resin, which comes together as a piece of true, functional art. The handle of the knife flows smoothly into the blade, so your hand has an effortlessly smooth grip, making you "one" with the chef knife. For style, we added a beautiful, mosaic rivet of copper and brass to elevate the look on a black G10 handle (fiberglass resin that is one of the world's strongest handle materials) and shaped the steel around the back end to ensure strength and balance, while adding a red G10 stripe on the top of the knife handle to command a look of speed and agility.

These chef knives are nothing short of a custom styled, hand assembled and polished masterpieces, for your ultimate cooking pleasure. But we didn't stop there. The AUS8 Premium Knuckle Sandwich knife needed a commensurate sheath to protect the beautiful razor-sharp blade. So, we created a KYDEX sheath worthy of handling military action, yet soft inside to gently protect the knife blade. It's lined with felt for a snug, protective fit and safe storage in your drawer, roll bag, or on your hip with the included belt clip.

Get cooking your meals with the new Knuckle Sandwich Series chef knives (8" Chef or 7" Santoku) and enjoy the design, form and function of these amazing chef knives.

We are also offering a rock-solid Lifetime Limited Warranty. If you have any issues call us, and our top-notch customer service representatives will help take care of you, promptly and courteously.


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