Curated by Divertimenti Cookshop & Cookery School
Christmas is coming and preparations are well underway to master the perfect table setting and festive menu for guests. We all know it is the man of the house who has the designated job of carving that all important Turkey at Christmas with the right tools which is why a premium knife is an investment in quality for life.
We caught up with the experts at Divertimenti Cookshop & Cookery School who shared their top five mastergrade knives to carve your way to the best Christmas lunch.
1. Yaxell Super Gou Carving Set
The ultimate knife – precision and stability giving you the perfect slice every time
Yaxell knives are crafted in Seki, the famous Japanese city of blades where legendary Samurai swords have been produced for over 700 years. Super Gou knives continue this tradition of this fine workmanship. Each one is made from 161 layers of folded Damascus steel with a core of micro carbide powdered SG2 stainless steel affording superior sharpness and edge retention as well as giving the blade its striking watermark pattern.
2. Wusthof Classic Carver
German steel at its best
Few companies have more tradition and experience to draw on than Wusthof. They’ve been making professional cooks knives in Solingen, Germany since 1814. Wusthof set the benchmark for professional cook’s knives in Europe. Their attention to detail shows through in the handling, cutting performance and workmanship of each knife.
3. Robert Welch Carving Set
Cotemporary and elegant, fully stainless steel design in an attractive wooden box. British designed by the masters of cutlery
The attention to detail and build quality of each knife is outstanding. Even the RW logo on the heel plays a part in balancing the knife. Robert Welch Signature knives are genuine professional-quality tools which will give a lifetime of outstanding service – they really are the very best of British design.
4. TOG Carving Knife
Five copper lined microbial blade, offers unbeatable weight and edge
TOG Knives are relatively new on the scene and boast comfort & durability that create the perfect balance for all cooks. Made in Seki, Japan from 21 layers of Acuto 440 roll forged high carbon Japanese steel, TOG has incorporated the craftsmanship of sword-making to ensure that these knives are not only as sharp as can be, but are made to last. The stunning handle is made from Kebony maple, a Norwegian eco-alternative to a tropical hardwood, resulting in a hard, water resistant handle, this is then finished off with an intricate heritage Japanese design that has been etched for texture.
5. Laguiole Carving Knife
Exquisite buffalo horn handle with intricate design. Ultimate showpiece
The people of Laguiole in France enjoy a long tradition of forging finely crafted knives. Established in 1902, Claude Dozorme is a brand that is seeped in family tradition. Celebrated worldwide, they combine innovation with classic forms to create their timeless range. Each piece is individually crafted by hand and is a hallmark of the highest quality.
Divertimenti Cookshop and Cookery School is often described as the ultimate foodie destination in London. Established over 50 years ago, its founders took inspiration from a new wave of exotic cookery writers led by Elizabeth David. We have continued to capture the zeitgeist of the exciting London food scene, which means we deliver an excellent customer experience and love to spot and cultivate emerging talent.