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Pre-Order: Milk Street Kitchin-to™ Knife $99.95 $79.95
Core Benefits:

Effortless Slicing:

The thin blade, 1.5mm thick at spine, makes slicing effortless.

Easy to Handle:

The kitchin-to weighs under 9 ounces making it easy to handle even for beginners.

Stays Sharp, Easy to Sharpen:

AUS-8 Steel holds edge well and is also easy to sharpen.

Extreme Blade Control:

The handle is well-balanced with the blade giving you total control over slicing and chopping.

Our Design Story

Borrowing design elements from the Chinese Cleaver (cai dao) and the Japanese Vegetable Knife (nakiri), the Kitchin-to™ is the best of both worlds, good for big as well as small jobs.
AUS-8 stainless steel
The steel takes a keen edge easily, holds it well and is ultimately more durable and resistant to chipping than harder blades. And AUS-8’s steel formula is also highly stain-resistant for easy maintenance—it won’t patina or rust if left damp.
FILEWORK pattern
The blade's filework pattern provides grippy traction when holding the knife in a secure pinch grip.
SECURITY
The butt of the bolsterless blade curves inward for enhanced finger clearance.
ERGONOMIC handle
Made from micarta, a nearly indestructible composite created from layers of fabric tightly compacted in phenolic resin. The material feels smooth and secure in the hand and becomes subtly grippier when wet.
ROUNDED "SHEEPSFOOT" tip
Designed for durability and safety. Similar to a Japanese santoku, the gently arced blade design can be used for both Western- and Japanese-style cutting methods. Its rounded tip keeps fingers safe.
EASY TO GRIP handle
Ergonomic shaping makes the knife fill the palm for a secure grip and a tapering towards the blade facilitates and comfortable and controlled pinch grip.
HANDLE
Commonly used for hard-use outdoor knives, micarta is a virtually indestructible material made from fabric compressed in resin. The ergonomic handle is flattened on top, then swells and tapers towards the bottom to fill the palm for a secure grip.
AUS-8 stainless steel
Long-used for high-quality kitchen and outdoor knives, high-chromium, Japanese-made AUS 8 steel is ideally formulated and hardened to take and retain a fine razor edge with little effort. AUS 8 steel is also highly stain resistant for easy maintenance- it won't patina or rust if left wet.

TESTIMONIALS

Takes the place of a number of kitchen knives

This kitchen knife is everything as described in the Milk Street video. Light but heavy enough for toughest jobs, well balanced, and very sharp. Great value for the price.

- FRANK M.

TESTIMONIALS

Not just another knife

Thought this would be an interesting experiment but turned into a whole new way of managing regular kitchen prep. This knife has everything from a great grip to superb cutting edge to handy scraper for transfers of chopped veggies in one tool.

- JANET H.

Knife In Action

For the Kitchin-to’s™ blade, we chose AUS-8 steel, which has a proven track record in hard-use outdoor knives as well as kitchen knives.

Thin Blade:

1.5mm thick at spine, makes slicing effortless. Many European chef’s knives are 4mm thick at the spine, making them hard to use since a great deal of metal has to be pushed through whatever you are cutting.

Solid, Not Heavy:

Weighs under 9 ounces making the Kitchin-to easy to handle even for beginners. Many standard European chef’s knives weigh over 10 ounces with much smaller blades. Also, the kitchin-to is well balanced between handle and blade unlike many chef’s knives there the blade overwhelms the grip, making the knife dangerous and hard to use.

Lock-in Handle:

Ultra safe and grippier when wet. Classic chef’s knives often use handles that are hard to grip once hands are wet or greasy.

Curved Cutting Edge:

Allows quicker speeds for chopping. A rocking motion for chopping items such as parsley makes quick work – standard Chinese cleavers tend to have straight cutting edges.

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