Steelport 6″ Chef Knife
The 6” chef knife brings the versatility of a chef knife in a smaller more agile size. A 6” Chef Knife is ideal for anyone who simply feels more comfortable with a shorter blade or has limited space - whether that’s on their cutting board at home or prep station at work. The STEELPORT 8” Chef Knife and 6” Chef Knife have the same performance aspects, handle size, 2” height at the bolster, and blade width. The 6” has a slightly shorter blade and more curve at the tip.
Carbon Steel is for those who take pride in keeping their tools at peak performance through basic maintenance. Carbon Steel knives like STEELPORT are not stain or rust resistant. Day to day, it is as simple as remembering to hand wash and dry after each use.
We designed the 6” with more curve to the edge close to the tip in order to lengthen the cutting surface and allow the user more available cutting techniques. This results in the unique location of the tip in-line with our finger groove in the choil. A “finger groove” is added to our chef knives at the heel of the blade to allow for comfort and control while holding the knife in the preferred pinch-grip. All surfaces are hand smoothed to ensure a comfortable soft touch to help with long-term comfort without hot spots. This includes rounding the spine of the knife.
BLADE MATERIAL/HEAT TREAT
STEELPORT knives have solid one-piece traditional drop forged construction from blade tip to end cap with an integral bolster for a well-balanced and long-lasting knife. Through STEELPORT’s proprietary differential heat treatment, American 52100 Carbon Steel achieves an unmatched 65HRC hardness at the blade for exceptional long-lasting sharpness, while maintaining a softer 30HRC spine for lifelong durability. The bolster and spine are hand-polished smooth for a supremely comfortable pinch grip hold.
We recognize that the size of the knife has nothing to do with the size of the person using it. The 6” Chef Knife handle is the same full size as the 8”, contoured to accommodate any hand, and offering a 2" height at the blade heel for finger clearance. For all STEELPORT handles, we use Oregon Big Leaf Maple Burl, a locally sourced, naturally unique burl wood, stabilized with resin to meet tough kitchen requirements and won’t shrink or swell.