Made in China. Timberline has been manufacturer of high-performance knife and tool sharpeners and accessories... New in the original packaging.
Ceramic Chef's Knife - Cape Cod Gourmet Collection. 7" blade. Knives feature black ceramic blade and ergonomic black co-polymer ABS handle with TRP elastomer soft top layer.
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The Cape Cod Collection brings you the latest innovation in kitchen tools - the new Dream Tool Series of CERAMIC knives. Each knife features a razor sharp blade that will stay sharp up to ten times longer than conventional steel knife blades. Long recommended for its superior strength and hardness in industrial applications, "technical ceramic" is a marvel of modern science that provides today's discerning cooks superior performance cut after cut.
The Art of Ceramic Knife Making
Ceramic knife blades of various forms have been around for a decade or so in production knives. They have the advantage that the ceramic they are made from (usually some form of aluminum or zirconium oxide) is extremely hard. Not as hard as diamond, but fairly close if you believe the marketing. This means that it can be made extremely sharp and will not wear down and blunt the way a steel blade will. The downside, of course, is that it can't be sharpened easily since finding something hard enough to grind the blade to sharpen it is difficult, usually they have to be sent back to the factory to be sharpened.
Ceramic blades mostly find their applications in cookware, where the fact that they are non-metallic and won't taint food or corrode in the presence of acids is used. Cooking blades also tend to be relatively gently used and can command a relatively high price. The biggest downfall of ceramic blades and the reason you won't find them in swords is that they are extremely brittle and if you hit them they will shatter. The manufacturing process of ceramic blades also appears to limit the effective size of pieces to the large kitchen knife scale, or about 10 inches long. Part of this may be that the leverage of a longer blade makes it that much easier to break.
About Timberline Knives
In 1989, they started The Great American Tool Company in Buffalo, New York. Their mission was to manufacture high-performance knife and tool sharpeners and accessories. Today their company and product line have grown, but their philosophy remains the same to build precise and reliable knives and sharpeners that perform to 100% customer satisfaction.
Their valued customers now include sportsmen, tradesmen, police, military personnel, special operations team members, firefighters, paramedics, first responders, EMT personnel, mechanics, professional chef's, homemakers and do-it-yourselfers. They strive to provide each with the type of fine quality sharpeners, knives, and tools to help make our work more productive, leisure time more enjoyable.
They have the long-standing commitment to quality extends to all aspects of their business. They have a promise that the professionals at GATCO Sharpeners and TIMBERLINE Knives will continue to provide precision-made, high-performance knives, tools, and sharpeners.
(NOTE: These knives are not recommended for prying, scraping, throwing, or boning due to the hardness of the blade. If dropped they could break. Misuse of these knives will void the warranty!)
IF YOU TREAT THE CERAMIC KNIVES RIGHT, YOU'LL GET A LIFETIME OF USE AND ENJOYMENT OUT OF THEM - THEY ARE PRACTICALLY INDESTRUCTIBLE! REMEMBER THOUGH, NOT TO "DROP THEM", "CHOP" WITH THEM OR, TRY TO USE THEM AS "CAN OPENERS".
WE DO NOT SELL WEAPONS TO ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN. THESE ARE REAL WEAPONS AND AS SUCH THEY ARE VERY SHARP AND SHOULD ALWAYS BE TREATED WITH CARE. BE CAREFUL TO NEVER PUT YOURSELF OR ANYONE ELSE IN DANGER. RED DOT MARKETING SOLUTIONS, LLC d/b/a RDMS, ITS EMPLOYEES AND ASSOCIATED COMPANIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURY, DAMAGE, OR LOSS INCURRED BY USE OR MISUSE OF ANY MERCHANDISE SOLD ON THIS SITE. IT IS THE PURCHASERS' RESPONSIBILITY TO COMPLY WITH LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS AND/OR STATUTES. PURCHASE OF MERCHANDISE IMPLIES AGREEMENT AND COMPLIANCE WITH THE ABOVE.