Features of the Richardson Sheffield Scandi series
Handle from carbonized ash wood
The handles of the scandi knives are made from carbonized ash wood. Ash wood is a nice, light type of wood. Because it is a natural product, the wood grain will be unique for each knife. The wood is carbonized. This means that it has been treated by first heating it under high pressure to dry the wood, after which the wood is heated again, this time at a very high temperature. This process makes the wood even stronger, and improves its moisture resistance. But that is not all, this technique also causes the wood's colour to intensify.
The handle has a striking shape. The handle is slightly angled upwards, compared to the blade. As a result, there will be more room for your hand between the handle and the cutting board. Moreover, this angle automatically keeps your wrist in a comfortable position. The knives are also relatively lightweight. All these factors ensure that these Richardson Sheffield Scandi knives are easy to use.
Blade made from X50CrMoV15 steel
The blades of the knives are made from X50CrMoV15 steel. This is a type of steel that is used often by European knife manufacturers. When choosing a type of steel for kitchen knives, it's always important to strike a balance between strength, flexibility and corrosion resistance. X50CrMoV15 steel can handle rust and is very strong. As such, the knives are amazing to use and can be sharpened at a 20-degree angle. Thanks to the stainless qualities of the steel, these knives are very low-maintenance. In addition, you can also easily sharpen this steel yourself, if the knives have lost some of their sharpness.