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Chroma Type 301 5-Piece Knife Block Starter Set - 4 Essential Kitchen Knives

Chroma Type 301 5-Piece Knife Block Starter Set - 4 Essential Kitchen Knives

$476.00 $590.00 Learn More
Chroma Type 301 8-Piece Knife & Block Set - The Essentials, and Then Some

Chroma Type 301 8-Piece Knife & Block Set - The Essentials, and Then Some

$716.00 $893.00 Learn More
Chroma Type 301 10-Piece Knife & Block Set - Includes FREE Whetstone

Chroma Type 301 10-Piece Knife & Block Set - Includes FREE Whetstone

$860.00 $1,075.00 Learn More
Chroma Type 301 3-Piece Knife Set - Carving, Santoku & Paring Knives

Chroma Type 301 3-Piece Knife Set - Carving, Santoku & Paring Knives

$213.00 $266.00 Learn More
Chroma Type 301 2-Knife Set - 7

Chroma Type 301 2-Knife Set - 7" Santoku & 3-1/4" Paring Knives

$148.00 $185.00 Learn More
Chroma Type 301 Carving Set - 14

Chroma Type 301 Carving Set - 14" Fork and 8"-Blade Carver, Japanese Steel

BEST SELLER! $175.00 $218.00 Learn More
Chroma Type 301 Steak Knife Set - 4 Stunning Knives, Japanese 301 Steel

Chroma Type 301 Steak Knife Set - 4 Stunning Knives, Japanese 301 Steel

$209.00 $260.00 Learn More
Chroma Type 301 Chef's Knife - Razor-Sharp Blades 5-3/4

Chroma Type 301 Chef's Knife - Razor-Sharp Blades 5-3/4", 8" or 10" Long

BEST SELLER! $98.00 $122.00 Learn More
Chroma Type 301 Santoku General-Purpose Kitchen Knife - 7-1/4

Chroma Type 301 Santoku General-Purpose Kitchen Knife - 7-1/4" Blade

$110.00 $137.00 Learn More
Chroma Type 301 Japanese Steel Veggie Knife - 6-1/4

Chroma Type 301 Japanese Steel Veggie Knife - 6-1/4" Blade, Thin & Strong

$104.00 $130.00 Learn More
Chroma Type 301 Carving Knife - Perfectly Balanced, Razor-Sharp 8

Chroma Type 301 Carving Knife - Perfectly Balanced, Razor-Sharp 8" Blade

$105.00 $132.00 Learn More
Chroma Type 301 Bread Knife - 8-1/2

Chroma Type 301 Bread Knife - 8-1/2" Japanese 301 Steel Serrated Blade

$105.00 $132.00 Learn More
Chroma Type 301 Filleting Knife - Thin, Strong & Flexible 7-3/4

Chroma Type 301 Filleting Knife - Thin, Strong & Flexible 7-3/4" Blade

$100.00 $123.00 Learn More
Chroma Type 301 Boning Knife - Narrow & Stiff Razor-Sharp 5-3/4

Chroma Type 301 Boning Knife - Narrow & Stiff Razor-Sharp 5-3/4" Blade

$93.00 $116.00 Learn More
Chroma Type 301 Paring Knife - 3.25

Chroma Type 301 Paring Knife - 3.25" Blade Made of Japanese 301 Steel

$55.00 $69.00 Learn More
Chroma Type 301 Tomato Knife - 5

Chroma Type 301 Tomato Knife - 5" Serrated and Forked Steel Blade

BEST SELLER! $65.00 $80.00 Learn More
Chroma Type 301 Utility Knife - Sharp 5

Chroma Type 301 Utility Knife - Sharp 5" Blade of Japanese 301 Steel

$60.00 $77.00 Learn More
Chroma Type 301 Stainless Steel Chinese Cleaver for Meat, Cheese, Vegetables

Chroma Type 301 Stainless Steel Chinese Cleaver for Meat, Cheese, Vegetables

$130.00 $162.00 Learn More
Chroma Type 301 Ham & Salmon Slicer - Japanese 301 Steel 12

Chroma Type 301 Ham & Salmon Slicer - Japanese 301 Steel 12" Blade

$105.00 $132.00 Learn More
Chroma Type 301 Oyster Knife - Tough, Sharp 2

Chroma Type 301 Oyster Knife - Tough, Sharp 2" Blade for Shucking Oysters

$53.00 $67.00 Learn More
Chroma Type 301 Carving Fork – 14” of Japanese 301 Stainless Steel

Chroma Type 301 Carving Fork – 14” of Japanese 301 Stainless Steel

$99.00 $124.00 Learn More
Chroma Type 301 Kitchen & Poultry Shears - 9-1/2

Chroma Type 301 Kitchen & Poultry Shears - 9-1/2" Long, Multi-purpose

$54.00 $67.00 Learn More
Chroma Medium-Grit Knife Sharpener - #800 Whetstone w/ Rubber Base

Chroma Medium-Grit Knife Sharpener - #800 Whetstone w/ Rubber Base

$62.00 $78.00 Learn More

Why Stainless Steel Kitchen Knives Are Best

Cookware and cutlery made of stainless steel is resistant to stains, rust and corrosion; plus it’s attractive. Additionally, steel possesses a high strength-to-weight ratio and since it’s easy to clean, it has hygienic advantages. Stainless steel is popular for cookware and cutlery because it’s smooth, resists corrosion and has a fabulous sheen.

A Stainless Steel Chemistry Primer

Steel is an alloy - a combination of metals, mostly iron. By adding other metals to steel, such as carbon, it can be made more durable. Chromium is another metal often added to steel in order to make steel stainless; more specifically, resistant to corrosion that could otherwise result from exposure to the atmosphere. Chromium forms a protective layer on the steel. When you hear mention of 18/10 stainless steel for instance, know that the first number refers to the steel’s chromium content. Anything over 10.5% qualifies as “stainless.” Chromium combines with oxygen to form a self-healing, protective chromium oxide film. The second number, in this case 10, refers to the nickel content of the steel. Nickel enhances the amount of protection the chromium provides.

Type 301 Stainless Steel

Steel is categorized into different series (e.g., Series 200, 300, etc.) based on its chemical composition, and most series include multiple sub-categories known as Types (e.g., Type 301, 304, 316). Types of steel have slightly different compositions and consequently, slightly different physical properties, making any particular type better suited for one application or another. The 300 Series are referred to as chromium-nickel alloys, meaning chromium and nickel have each been added to the base steel, for reasons mentioned above. Technically, Type 301 steel is known to be highly malleable, to harden quickly while being molded into an end product, and to exhibit excellent overall strength and wear resistance. Its these properties which make this steel type an excellent choice for cookware, silverware and kitchen knives, among other housewares.

Note: The chemical composition of Type 301 stainless steel is: 16-18% chrome, 6-8% nickel, .15% (max.) carbon; 2% max.) magnesium and 1% (max.) silicon.

Note: These other terms are interchangeable with Type 301: T301, grade 301, 301 stainless steel.

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