Hohenmoorer Y2 Dreilagenstahl Chef's Knife

After nearly two decades of knife-making and work as a cutler, Ulrich Hennicke began designing and producing his own line of hand-forged blades in the town of Asendorf, Germany. Hohenmoorer, or "High Moor," describes the region the knives are produced in. The profile of each Hohenmoorer knife is distinctive, contemporary, and restrained. There is nothing superfluous added without a nod to functionality.

The length and profile of the Y2 Dreilagenstahl makes it perfect for any task handled by a classic chef's knife. The layered steel makes the Dreilagenstahl blade thicker and slightly heavier than the Monostahl version. This blade is better suited to working with meats and winter squash. The Y2's handle shape and polished brass bolster are subtle indications that it's a modern kitchen tool, and the octagonal (eight-sided) handle is comfortable for both left and right-handed users. The use of smoked oak in the handle makes gives it a handmade quality. No two are exactly the same.

The Y2 Dreilagenstahl, or three-layer steel, blade is forged with 1.2008 grade carbon steel. The layered steel process shows off the maker's skill and process. The blade will begin to develop a patina immediately—its "working color"—this is a natural part of using a carbon knife, something to be celebrated. The gradual staining of the blade personalizes it, and tells the visual story of meals past. Knives made with carbon steel generally maintain an edge longer than stainless.

Care: Wipe the knife’s blade with a clean cloth or wash it gently after each use, avoiding harsh detergents or scrubbers. Never use in a dish washer. Dry the blade soon after washing; because the steel has a carbon content, it can rust. The wood handle is durable—that said, we recommend hand washing your knife, drying it, and storing it somewhere it doesn't come into contact with other objects or utensils.

 We suggest having the knife professionally sharpened, or using a sharpening stone.

The Hohenmoorer Y2 Dreilagenstahl ships in a gift-worthy box made of recycled paper.

Knife length: 14.5 inches / 37.5 cm
Blade length: 9.5 inches / 24 cm
Weight: 6 1/2 ounces / 180 grams
Made in Germany.

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