Product & Stock
Tell me a little bit more about your products.
For starters, the Gladiator Series is our only series made with German steel- these knives all have characteristics common of German style knives (e.g., full tang and bolster). The high-quality steel has a hardness of 55+ which is the softest steel we use. The handle is made from pakkawood imported from Spain. The knives are robust, easily sharpened, durable and made from a thicker steel which prevents chipping. They are also larger knives, which provide more knuckle clearance when chopping. The angle of the blade is sharpened to a 16-18 degree angle, which is the largest of our three series.
The Phantom Series knives are made with Japanese AUS-8 steel, that has a hardness of 58+. The handle is d-shaped, so unfortunately these are not suitable for left-handed users. This series is probably our most nimble and light. There is less blade height and width, so careful use is required! The steel is sharpened to an angle of 12-14 degrees. This is our "in between" series.
The Shogun Series is made with high quality Japanese AUS-10V super steel, with a hardness rating of 62+ (the greatest of all our series'). The handle is G10 Garolite which is highly impervious to heat, cold and water. These knives are highly refined. The VG-10 steel is very hard which allows it to hold the sharpest edge, at 8-10 degrees. They require less frequent sharpening than the other two series but can be more difficult to sharpen for inexperienced users. They are also slightly more prone to chipping than softer steel knives (like our Gladiator series). They are a heavier knife than the Phantom Series.
The Omega Series is our prized favorite among our Professional Chefs with many Home Chefs in agreement to its beauty and functionality. The Omega Series uses ultra-premium American forged BD1N-V hyper steel. The blade's composition and added vacuum heat-treatment to 63HRC. The laminated and hot-forged, ‘Liquid Metal’ pattern on the blade minimizes drag and is finished to 8-12° per side by expert blade smiths using the traditional 3-step Honbazuke method.
Shadow Black Series
The Shadow Black Series features an exceptional grip, screamingly sharp cutting edge, and is engineered for optimal maneuverability. Designed from the ground up to be as sleek, aggressive and muscular looking as it is effective, the Shadow Black Series is sure to deliver the highest levels of satisfaction during your culinary journey. Striking from every angle, the unique handle geometry (inspired by the F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter) features sharp, aerodynamic lines that cut the air and tuck snugly into your palm. A midnight black titanium coating creates unforgettable styling, sophistication and functionality, sure to turn heads in any kitchen. This is one imposing looking knife.
The Dalstrong Crusader Series is a new collection of stunningly designed, all-steel knives, offering a minimalist aesthetic with unobtrusive beauty. The less is more approach to this series’ design ensures a perfect pairing with any decor, while the razor sharp German made ThyssenKrupp x50crmov15 blade steel at 58+ Rockwell delivers exceptional performance. A seamless and hygienic transition from the blade to a high-chromium stainless steel handle characterizes the knives with an aggressive, forward moving stance. The sharply drawn lines forming the profile of each knife are indicative of modern design, while the ‘fuller' groove machined into every blade is reminiscent of historical medieval swords, welding the past and present together. The stylized groove along the knife offers the added benefits of reducing friction and stuck on food, while also subtly lightening the knife and improving balance.
Quantum 1 Series
The future is here. This is the start to a new beginning, and you've taken the very first step by joining the culinary revolution with your Dalstrong Quantum 1 Series knife - A knife meticulously crafted and proudly engineered for exceptional performance, and painstakingly hand sharpened by expert bladesmiths. Carefully designed to withstand the harsh environments of today's modern kitchen, the Quantum 1 Series knife is the epitome of culinary magnificence. Boasting extra-durable, ultra-sharp BD1N-VX steel that is uniquely designed with our Nova Prime blade pattern that reduced drag and increases efficiency, the focal point of the Quantum 1 Series has always been effortless prep that will leave you wanting more. Complete with a Dragon Skin G10-carbon fibre handle, The Quantum 1 Series knives is ushering in a new era of culinary adventure with you in total control.
Where are your knives made?
We use premium materials from different locations depending on the product (for example, our Shogun & Phantom Series uses steel made in Japan, and our Gladiator Series uses steel made in Germany and handles made of pakkawood from Spain.) Our knives are painstakingly assembled by expert blade smiths in a state-of-the-art facility within YangJing, China (a city renowned for knife crafting for nearly 1500 years). Our Shogun Series specifically are crafted using imported Takefu Japanese AUS-10V super steel. The blades are heat treated, cold-rolled and annealed to reveal the layered pattern. Expert knife makers trained in traditional Japanese knife craft (the head foreman himself trained for years in Japan under a master tradesman) spend days on each knife, painstakingly hand-polishing and hand-finishing the blades and handles under strict guidelines using the 3-step Honbazuke method. Honbazuke means roughly means "truer edge". Honbazuke honing originates from traditional Japanese knife production where the blade is sharpened and polished by hand in three careful stages: The blade is first coarsely ground using a vertically rotating sharpening stone, followed by a fine honing utilizing a horizontally rotating sharpening stone. The edge is then polished using a leather stropping block for scalpel-like sharpness. This is married with high-tech processes such as Cryo-tempering which improves the steels crystalline structure (making them stronger). We are thus able to achieve exceptional quality but keep the costs of our knives lower for our customers. We offer unparalleled quality AND support at pure value pricing. If these were produced in Japan the costs would be significantly higher. Our Chinese factory proudly stands head and shoulders above all others in YiangJiang, as our artisans (and lead foreman specifically) are on a personal mission to prove to the world Chinese quality can be world-class. Our Gladiator Series and Phantom Series go through similar rigorous processes, with unparalleled attention and care given to each blade.
We are so confident in the quality of our knives we offer an industry record-length 120-day full money back guarantee (including the shipping) and a limited heath lifetime warranty.
I want to order an item that is currently out of stock. What does this mean?
Demand has been exceptional, and these knives take considerable time and expertise to manufacturer perfectly. We hope to be back in stock within 4-6 weeks.