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Collection Spotlight: Boldric

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It’s generally seen that a knife is a chef’s greatest friend in the kitchen when really the knife is only a part of the chef’s kitchen orchestra. Using that concept, an orchestra only works together if the instruments are all fine-tuned and ready to be used. They have to be protected and in their place at all times. The little things such as knife bags, rolls, and other gear to use in the kitchen are absolutely necessary for any kitchen worker - be it a line cook or a renowned chef. This month’s Homebutcher collection spotlight is cast on Boldric.

The Boldric mission is to provide good quality kitchenware at an affordable price for their customers. Their products are hand-crafted by their faithful employees, creating only the best of products for any customers. Their kitchenware - pocket canvases, aprons, etc - strives to fit any individual who wants to do their best in the kitchen. Boldric also has company designers who will custom make their items to best fit a kitchen worker’s needs. Here at Homebutcher we have an extensive line of Boldric products that are on Sale. These would include 6-pocket knife bags, different colored aprons to best fit your style, tote and leather bags, and more.

These items are made from raw materials in compliance with industry best practices. Boldric has some of the greatest quality items that are affordable in any cook’s price range. This fine collection offers design, style, durability, and value to create amazing kitchen accessory products just for you. Never forget that even what you hold your knives in are your greatest friends. Check out our collection of Boldric items here and don’t forget that some items include free shipping. And also check out other knife collections and see which can go great with your accessories from Boldric.
  • Olivia Hayse

Collection Spotlight: Nora Knives

At Rodriguez Butcher Supply, we take a great deal of pride in our selection of knives. From Japanese and European blades to American-crafted mixed styles, each brand of knife is individually selected based on quality, design, user friendliness, and attention to detail. This month, we highlight Nora Knives, an American small batch cutler.

Nora Knives was founded by Steven and Danielle Jenkins, a young couple living with their two young sons in Southern California. Steven, a former engineer, and passionate cook began as a knife collector. As his collection grew larger, he began paying greater care to sharpen them, and ultimately decided that the only way to acquire knives up to his standards was to make them himself.

Nora Knives are designed with a focus on functional elegance - Danielle says that knives, “aren’t meant to be shoved in a drawer; they deserve to be cherished and loved, displayed and honored.” Together, Steven and Danielle create knives that can be kept in usable condition for decades.

Each knife has a unique handle and a blade designed for a specific purpose. Take a look at Rodriguez Butcher Supply’s full stock of Nora Knives here and be sure to notice the varieties that are currently on sale!

  • Olivia Hayse

Collection Spotlight: Jason Knight

Here, at Homebutcher, we display a variety of uniquely branded knives that are efficient, stylish, and have a user-friendly performance so that all kitchen endeavors may be dealt with. One particular intriguing thing about the brands we sell are their unique origins. Last month, we discussed our collection of Carter Cutlery and its unique creator, Murray Carter. This month, we cast the spotlight on a creator that has a more expressive approach to the design of his namesake brands. Jason Knight’s line of knives are not only functional in the realm of kitchenware but are also considered an art form.

At the curious age of 9, Jason’s admiration of knives led to him creating his own. This path would lead him to not only making specific customized tools for the kitchen, but Bowie formed and a various assortment of larger knives, too. Later in life, he became further fascinated, working as a stone carver and sculptor, with the art forms of blades. This fascination led to Jason winning “Best New Maker” for one of his products in 2001. Another award would come later down the line in 2002-2003, gaining the title “South Carolina Knifemaker of the Year.” This would ensure his presence made among the knifemaking community. From then on, Jason would take to knife forging like Picasso took to painting, “Making knives is the best art medium, it is fun, you can paint, carve, engrave. I enjoy making functional art, every knife I make can be used.”

Jason Knight has truly taken the craftsmanship of knives and turned it into an artform. His featured knife with us is the 7.25 inch Damascus Chef Knife. It features an elegantly designed blade with a handle made of Koa wood. Its blade will help any user slice away kitchen endeavors with a swift chop. Also, keep following this page to see what other Jason Knight Blades make it to Homebutcher.

  • Olivia Hayse

The Portrait of The Carter Cutlery Knife Collection

Carter Cutlery to the average eye will seem like every other kitchen knife set, but the professionals will tell you that it’s artistically handcrafted to help you with all your kitchen endeavors. Here at Homebutcher, we are the place to go for knife collections that chefs from all walks of the kitchen would be absolutely astonished by - in use and in style. Homebutcher’s collection of Carter Cutlery knives is fascinating in their design and performance. Here’s the portrait of the Carter Cutlery collection and its creator, Murray Carter.

Murray Carter, since he was a boy, had always been fascinated with knives. When he was 18 years old, he moved to Japan where he was able to divulge into such fascination, becoming the apprentice of a 16th generation Yoshimoto Bladesmith for 6 years. He continued to forge blades, even being recognized as a “Mastersmith” by the American Bladesmith Society, and eventually returned to the United States where he continued to produce his line of Carter Cutlery. While the prices are steep for these Japanese handcrafted knives, their performance and style are sure to bring the best of benefits.

In our collection of Carter Cutlery, you will find these items:

Don’t forget to watch the Portrait of a Bladesmith - Murray Carter video to learn more about Cart Cutlery knives. And don’t wait to put in your order for this amazing collection; shop now!

  • Olivia Hayse

Global Differences Between Knives

Much of what determines which knife best suits you comes down to personal preference. If you are on your feet, chopping and dicing for hours on end, you may prefer a lightweight knife that facilitates quick movements. If you use your knife less frequently, but require more power, a heavier knife might suit you. The world of knives is vast - and, while much comes down to the differences between individual bladesmiths, knives can be broadly divided into three categories based on major features: Japanese, European/German, and Mixed.

Japanese knives were originally developed to perfectly cut the less fibrous vegetables and seafood that are cornerstones of the traditional Asian diet. As such, Japanese knives tend to be lightweight, with a focus on sharpness. Descended from samurai swords, Japanese blades are generally made from metals with a high Rockwell (a technical term referring to hardness), meaning their sharpness is unparalleled and can be held for longer. They often feature a blade with a small bevel (angle), allowing for incredibly precise cuts. With light bodies and sharp blades, Japanese knives are designed for technical accuracy and extended use.

German blades, however, were designed to deal with the heavier vegetables and meat common in the European diet. Their blades tend to be much less precisely sharp than their Japanese brethren, using metals with a lower Rockwell and a higher bevel. While this decreases the blade’s sharpness and requires frequent sharpening, it makes the blades less likely to chip and rust. Additionally, German handles and blades are generally heavy, allowing for the chef to use the knife’s weight to push through whatever needs to be cut, breaking apart problematic ingredients.

Globalization has allowed for the development of ‘Mixed’ knives that pair different aspects of knives together - for instance, a Mixed knife might feature a heavy German handle with a sharp Japanese blade. Our showroom features a wide variety of Japanese, German, and Mixed knives for you to test out - because, with so many knives to choose from, the best way to find one right for you is to hold it yourself!
  • Olivia Hayse

Miyabi Knives at Rodriguez Butcher Supply

Crafted with expertise to perfectly fit the hand of a master chef, the Miyabi Artisan knives are hand honed in the far distant lands of Seki, Japan. Each knife features the industry leading SG2 Core plate in their nickel and stainless steel surface for an outstanding cutting edge performance! These top-performing blades possess an exceptional beauty and are a must-have for any chef’s knife collection. From slicing and dicing the small to large produce, the Miyabi knives take and succeed any challenge a chef may face. Here are a few items of Homebutcher’s collection of Miyabi Artisan Knives.

Miyabi Artisan 3.5 Paring Knife: Small but powerful, this Paring Knife reduces the struggles having to cut through smaller fruits and vegetables. With its hammering finish as the produce is sliced through, you’ll discover that the Paring Knife prevents sticking and looks astonishing to those watching the cooking process.

Miyabi Artisan 5.5 Santoku Knife: Only expert hands can wield the mighty Santoku Knife. Its large, dimpled surface can slice through the bigger kitchen endeavors the chef may face. The Santoku Knife chops quickly and effectively for amazing kitchen productivity.

Miyabi Artisan 5.25 Prep Knife: Slice, dice, and peel away with the excellently curved blade of the Prep Knife. With the rocking hands of a chef, you’ll find that cutting through vegetables and meats will no longer be a challenge in your kitchen.

Miyabi Artisan Chef’s Knife: What does the chef have to rely on when he has to prepare big meals for hungry parties? Miyabi’s Chef Knife will always be there for preparing the main course! Both the 6 and 8-inch blades are in the Homebutcher stock, and they’re just waiting to find themselves in the professional hands of a chef.

Shop for our collection here: https://homebutcher.com/collections/miyabi
  • Olivia Hayse