Town Cutler Chicago, I love that store, a candy store for chefs and people that appreciate fine knives
Founded in San Francisco in 2011, by former chef Galen Garretson, Town Cutler in Chicago is a destination for high-quality knives and a hub for professionals and home cooks to share in their passion for cutlery and cooking.
One thing for sure, Town Cutler Chicago know their stuff and the service and their knifes are outstanding. If you have a dude behind the counter that is a chef and knows about knifes, restaurants and good food you know you are in good hands.
Town cutler knife rolls are pretty cool too and again made of high quality leather or canvas.
Wall street Journal wrote about Town Cutlery Chicago in their Off Duty Holiday guide:
“From the type of steel and bevel of the blade to the variety of foraged petrified wood used to make the handle, each of Mr. Garretson’s knives is unique, just like the hand that will wield it”
I totally agree, their knifes are of extremely high quality, pick one up and you can feel the quality, workmanship and the degree of skill with which the knife was made with. Perfect weight and feel, awesome looks and razor sharp.
Town Cutlery Chicago knife blades are made of carbon steel, so they require a bit of care — the knife will most definitely rust—but if you’re willing to show it some love and care you will end up with one of your best knifes ever.
Carbon knifes are my favorite knifes however there are some basic rules on how to handle carbon knifes. I have one advice, wipe and wipe again, after every use, especially if you deal with acidic food like tomatoes, lemons etc
After you’re done using your knife, wash it immediately in warm, soapy water and never ever put your knife in the dishwasher.
There are many gadgets for chefs out there, from a little fancy garlic press, to avocado knifes, all stuff that you do not need.
I know one thing for sure a sharp knife and a solid cutting board you need in every kitchen and I know you agree, a razor sharp knife that feels great in your hands makes your live so much easier.
I have owned and handled many chefs knifes in my life, a Town Cutler knife feels great and secure in my hand and is truly a exceptional tool for any chef or inspiring chef . Super sharp and a dream to handle.
So if you want to see and handle some sexy steel visit Town Cutler Chicago, defiantly one of the places I love.