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Scanpan Classic Steel Knives

Scanpan Classic Steel Knives

Danish Craftsmanship

Scanpan Classic Steel knives, a premium range very similar to the Scanpan Classic range that we also offer. Crafted from high-quality German stainless steel, these knives are renowned for their robustness and long-lasting sharpness. The fully forged construction ensures superior balance and strength, making these knives ideal for both professional chefs and home cooking enthusiasts. The ergonomic all-stainless steel handles provide a solid and comfortable grip, even during extended use, ensuring precision and control for all your culinary tasks.

Inspired by Scanpan's heritage of excellence since 1956, the Classic Steel knives feature a sleek, polished design that reflects Scandinavian principles of simplicity and functionality. The blades are expertly ground using advanced grinding techniques to enhance sharpness and edge retention, ensuring that each knife performs impeccably with every use.

Key Features

  • Scanpan Knives Rockwell Rating 56-58 HRC
  • Expert CraftsmanshipScanpan knives reflect Danish craftsmanship and a dedication to producing reliable, high-performing kitchen tools
  • Handles:Ergonomic stainless steel handles
  • Blade MaterialMade from premium German stainless steel


Scanpan Classic Knives

  1. Material: Made from high-quality German stainless steel, specifically the X-50 CrMoV15 alloy, known for its durability and edge retention.
  2. Handle: Ergonomic polymer handles provide a comfortable and secure grip, ensuring precision and control during use.
  3. Design: Features a sleek, modern design with black handles and polished blades. The blade is conically ground for optimum cutting performance.
  4. Construction: Fully forged knives with a well-balanced feel, heat-treated to a hardness rating of HRC 56-57, ensuring durability and sharpness.
  5. Usage: Suitable for a variety of kitchen tasks, these knives are designed for everyday use, maintaining sharpness over time with regular honing.
  6. Maintenance: Hand washing is recommended to preserve the sharpness and quality of the knives.

Scanpan Classic Steel Knives

  1. Material: Also crafted from high-quality German stainless steel but with a focus on a full stainless steel construction for both the blade and handle.
  2. Handle: Features an all-stainless steel handle, which provides a more traditional and professional look and feel. The handle design ensures a solid grip even when applying weight.
  3. Design: The Classic Steel knives have a polished, professional appearance with a modern design, including a rounded back for greater finger comfort and an ergonomic handle for better grip.
  4. Construction: These knives are fully forged and designed to handle demanding kitchen tasks. They are manufactured with optimum weight distribution and balance around the knife shoulder.
  5. Usage: Ideal for both professional and home kitchens, these knives offer enhanced efficiency and precision with their new grinding technique that improves and extends sharpness.
  6. Maintenance: Like the Classic line, hand washing is recommended to maintain the quality and sharpness of the knives.

Key Differences

  • Handle Material: Classic knives have polymer handles, while Classic Steel knives have all-stainless steel handles.
  • Design: Classic knives feature a modern look with black handles, whereas Classic Steel knives have a professional, all-metal appearance.
  • Grip and Comfort: Classic Steel knives include design elements like a rounded back and a shape that supports a pinch grip, enhancing comfort and precision.

Both lines offer high-quality, durable kitchen knives, so it really comes down to your preference of grip you use, handle material and the design aesthetic.

Scanpan knives are manufactured in Denmark, reflecting the brand’s commitment to Danish craftsmanship and quality since 1956. The company’s factory is located near Aarhus, where they use high-quality German stainless steel to create their knives.

We get asked this question a lot as their cookware range has a non stick coating on them leading to our customers thinking the Scanpan knife range also sports this coating even though they don't. These knives are made from a high quality German stainless steel which can be sharpened just like any other premium knife range that we sell.

Maintaining your knives involves several essential practices to ensure they stay sharp, durable, and in top condition:

Cleaning: Always wash your knives by hand with warm water and mild detergent immediately after use. It's important to avoid using the dishwasher, as the harsh environment can damage both the blade and the handle over time. After washing, dry the knives completely with a soft cloth to prevent any rust formation.

Honing: Regular honing is key to keeping your knives sharp and maintaining their edge. Use a honing steel before or after each use to realign the blade's edge. Hold the steel vertically and gently slide the knife down and across the steel at a 20-degree angle.

Sharpening: In addition to regular honing, your knives will need periodic sharpening, typically once or twice a year depending on how frequently you use them. You can sharpen your knives using a whetstone, a handheld sharpener, or opt for professional sharpening services.

Storage: Proper storage is crucial for the longevity of your knives. Store your knives in a knife block, on a magnetic strip, or within protective sheaths. This not only prevents the blades from dulling but also helps avoid accidents. Storing knives in a drawer is not recommended, as they can easily get damaged.

Cutting Surface: To maintain the sharpness of your knife edges, always use wooden or plastic cutting boards. Cutting on hard surfaces like glass, metal, or stone can quickly dull your knives.

Avoid Misuse: Remember that knives are specifically designed for cutting food. Avoid using them for any non-food related tasks, as this can damage the blade and potentially void the warranty.

Handle with Care: Always be mindful of the knife's balance and handle it with care. Avoid dropping or carelessly tossing your knives, as this can lead to damage to both the blade and the handle.

Scanpan knives are made from high-quality German stainless steel, which is known for its corrosion resistance, durability, and its ability to maintain a sharp edge.

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