Explore the strength of Discovery Pro.
The ultimate experience with the most advanced Japanese VG10 steel.
Even for the most demanding kitchens, the Discovery Pro series stands as a groundbreaking addition to our kitchenware range. It’s created from scratch, where each knife is meticulously sketched, rigorously tested, and precisely designed. We understand the significance of top-notch, unique knives for professional chefs. Hence, we've invested countless hours of our deep knowledge and expertise in crafting this particular series.
With the Discovery Pro series, we haven’t cut corners! To ensure that each knife surpasses all expectations. Whether it’s the precision in its incredible sharpness or the balance in its weight, we’ve scrutinized every detail to ensure an unparalleled experience. Our dedication to perfection shines through in every aspect of these knives. From selecting premium materials to innovative design elements, we’ve taken immense pride in creating knives that not only exude elegance but also deliver outstanding performance.
For professional chefs who demand only the best, the Discovery Pro series represents the utmost expertise. Experience the exceptional craftsmanship and unwavering commitment to quality embedded in each knife. Enhance your culinary skills with a selection that truly stands out.
VG10 Steel; More potent than other good steels.
Japanese VG10 steel forms the core of the series. Only specialty knives like the flexible fish knives are made from German Mov stainless steel. VG10 serves as the core steel onto which 33 layers are forged on each side to protect the hard edge - resulting in a blade that is generally harder and sharper than other steel types. This forging technique is used to achieve the best cutting experience. This way, you get an incredibly light and powerful tool for your kitchen.
Japanese VG10 steel is a protected trademark developed by Takefu Special Steel in Japan and possesses unique properties. With a blend of 15% chromium, 1% molybdenum, and 1.5% cobalt, this steel is engineered to deliver high hardness and consequently, long-lasting sharpness. The addition of vanadium refines the microstructure, and when combined with chromium and molybdenum, creates an abundance of hard carbides that enhance the knife's durability. Due to VG10 steel's special properties, it has convinced us to choose it as the main material in the Discovery Pro series.
Thorough construction all the way.
Our knives are crafted with the utmost precision and dedication, ensuring the high level of sharpness we strive for. Each knife undergoes a meticulous hand-sharpening process where skilled craftsmen carefully shape the blade to perfection. This attention to detail ensures an exceptional level of sharpness that sets our knives apart from others. To increase the strength and durability of our blades, they are forged in 67 layers. These layers, 33 on each side of the core steel, create a resilient and robust structure. This complex layering technique not only adds strength but also enhances the knife's visual expression with a vibrant Damascus pattern.
The core steel undergoes a stringent hardening process, reaching temperatures above 1000 degrees. This intense heat transforms the steel, making it incredibly strong and resistant to wear. After the hardening process, the steel is rapidly cooled to below -180 degrees, further enhancing its hardness and stability. This meticulously executed process ensures that our knives achieve an extreme hardness of 60-61 HRC, resulting in exceptional cutting performance.
Our knives not only possess outstanding strength but also remarkable lightness. The fusion of layering technique and precise hardening process contributes to reducing the overall weight of the knife. This lightweight construction allows effortless maneuverability and precise cutting, making it a true pleasure to work with them in the kitchen.
The result of these meticulous craftsmanship techniques is the incredible sharpness and durability of our knife series. The hand-sharpened blade, the layered structure, and the precisely controlled hardness work harmoniously to deliver exceptional cutting. With our knives, you can seamlessly glide through any ingredient and experience the pure joy of effortless slicing and chopping.
Our knives are not just tools; they are true craftsmanship masterpieces. The hand-sharpened blades, forged in 67 layers and hardened to perfection, represent the ideal balance between strength, lightweight, and sharpness. Experience the expertise in our knife series, where each cut is evidence of our unwavering commitment to quality and precision.
Precision in grip, creating superior performance.
When it comes to knives, the blade and handle constitute two essential elements for their functionality. Although the blade often takes the spotlight, the importance of a well-designed handle cannot be understated. The handle plays a crucial role in controlling the knife and ensuring precise and efficient cuts. Therefore, having a reliable and user-friendly handle is essential. We have dedicated our efforts to creating a handle that not only exudes beauty but, more importantly, delivers an outstanding working experience. Our handle is designed to fit perfectly in your hand, providing natural comfort and enhancing your cutting ability.
A crucial feature of our handle is the use of FSC-certified Pakkawood. This material choice makes a significant difference in terms of durability and functionality. Pakkawood is known for its resistance to heat and warping, ensuring that the handle remains intact even at high temperatures. Additionally, Pakkawood is extremely water-resistant, ensuring stable control over the knife even in wet conditions. To make our handles, we use compressed Pakkawood fibers treated with resin. This combination results in a handle that is both robust and flexible, tailored to the unique shape of your hands. The grip is meticulously designed to be ergonomic, providing a comfortable and secure hold while minimizing hand fatigue during extended use.
Easy to maintain – easy to handle.
When it comes to our knives, we are proud to use the finest Japanese VG10 steel. This extraordinary material not only ensures durability but also guarantees a sharp edge that lasts. To preserve the lifespan of these knives, we recommend cleaning them by hand.
Washing them by hand helps prevent the knives from being exposed to the harsh environment of a dishwasher. This ensures that the Pakkawood handle maintains its durability by avoiding hours of harsh dishwashing. By taking this simple step, you ensure that your knives remain in good condition for many years to come.
After cleaning, it's crucial to thoroughly dry the knives. This not only prevents water spots but also plays a significant role in preserving the appearance of the handle. A properly dried knife will retain its luster over an extended period.
Over time, Pakkawood, like any other natural wood, may lose some of its color and sheen. However, there's no need to worry, as reviving the beauty of the handle is a simple process. By applying oil or Endeavour's specially designed Beeswax to the handle, you can easily restore its vibrant glow. Apply the oil or wax to the handle, allowing it to soak for a few minutes. This will nourish the wood and restore its radiance. Then, thoroughly wipe off any excess oil or wax. By following these steps, you can effectively rejuvenate the handle and bring back its luster.
By using these methods, your knives will not only remain in flawless condition but will also continue to look fantastic for years to come.
3. Reasons to choose Discovery Pro knives.
The ergonomic handle provides a comfortable grip.
Discovery Pro knives feature a thoughtfully designed handle with an ergonomic grip. This ensures optimal control and comfort during use without any discomfort. The handle is made of FSC-certified pakkawood, known for its strength and resistance to wear.
Ultra-sharp knives with thoughtful, functional designs.
The knives are meticulously crafted from unique materials with great care and precision. They are made of Japanese VG10 steel, with 33 layers on each side of the core steel, resulting in a total of 67 layers. This intricate layering creates an elegant pattern and ensures the ultimate sharpness and durability, measured at HRC 60-61.
High-quality steel combined with exceptional craftsmanship.
The steel used in these knives undergoes a rigorous hardening process. It is heated to 1000 degrees and then frozen, resulting in a well-balanced hardness that contributes to the knife's exceptional sharpness. This unique hardening process also makes the knives lightweight, enabling effortless handling and precision cutting.
Get the highlights.
In the Discovery Pro series, we utilize VG10 steel from Takefu Special Steel Co. in Echizen, Japan. The knives are handcrafted and polished to achieve the ultimate sharpness.
They are forged in 67 layers, making them completely unique, and with VG10 steel, they attain a hardness of 60-61 HRC. All knives are tempered at temperatures over 1000 degrees and then cooled to below -180 degrees. This process ensures the steel's hardness and helps maintain its sharpness.
Each knife is hand-signed by Kirk and Maarbjerg. They undergo meticulous testing by chefs, and we proudly assert that the knives' high quality meets our expectations in material selection and manufacturing. These professional knives are created to be used in a busy kitchen.
VG-10 was developed in Japan by Takefu Special Steel Co. in the 1980s, and the VG-10 designation must only be used when the steel is produced in Japan by Takefu Special Steel Co. Keep this in mind when searching for VG-10 steel.
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Experience the difference with Discovery Pro knives and elevate your culinary skills to new heights. Discovery Pro is used by professional chefs.