Alpha – The CMT Chef’s Knife Series
CMT (Character, Morse, Telephony) stands out as one of the most exclusive series of chef's knives ever made. With our more than thirty years of experience in knife steel technology, we have chosen to use a laminate cobalt steel, a steel which has proven to be both strong and stay sharp very well. On top of that we add a convex edge which is both sharp and strong, also a result of our long experience of knives. In order to get a tight and hygienic joint between the cross-guard and the blade we welder the guard to the tang with a special electrode and then grind a sleek profile. To this we add an exceptionally beautiful maroon micarta to ensure a handle that will last as long as the blade. It’s obvious that these knives are entirely made by hand – such fine made knives can no machine manufacture!
Those who appreciate handcrafted, high quality knives in general will find that this is a series that is made for them. Important factors such as hi-end steel, exclusive materials, a well thought out design and an exclusive manufacturing method will remind the user of these knives about the quality that we otherwise use on our hunting knives. With normal care, these chef's knives will work throughout your entire life. Delivered in a beautiful solid wood gift box.
How do I care about these knives in the best way? Well, at first, we recommend that they should not be use for frozen meat nor to cut bone, you risk more or less a largely broken or bent edge, despite the high quality. Cold makes the steel brittle and that also applies to the most exclusive of steel. Neither is a good chef's knife very good for chopping, instead use a tooth tip tempered saw or cleaver. Finally, never place a nice knife in a dishwasher, that will considerably shorten the life of the knife and might ruin the edge. Make it a habit to hand wash the knife and let it dry before putting it back to its place.
How do I sharpen the CMT knives? We gladly recommend our diamond sharpening steel, our experience says that they quickly develop a really good edge. Diamond sharpeners might be a bit rough at first, but get better after a break-in period. If you want to just tune the edge, we recommend our ceramic steel which work off significantly less steel but brings a really sharp edge. The best is probably a combination of these sharpeners which as well will last several decades.
Total length (mm) 330
Blade length (mm) 200
Blade thickness (mm) 3
Blade profile Convex
Tang Full tang construction
Weight (knife) 260g
Hardness 60 HRC
Handle material Maroon micarta
Finger guard Welded stainless bolster, Stainless rivets