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ENSO HD 7" Stainless Steel Chinese Chef's Knife | Sustainable Design

ENSO HD 7" Stainless Steel Chinese Chef's Knife | Sustainable Design

Regular price $179.95 USD
Regular price $179.95 USD Sale price $179.95 USD
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Assessment as of: January 2024

  • 100% Natural
  • 100% Recycle
  • 100% ECO Friendly

 

Highly Coveted Chef's Knife

Made from high-quality Japanese VG10 37-layer stainless steel, this knife is designed to maintain a sharp edge for a long time.

Its striking hammered (tsuchime) finish adds to its aesthetic appeal. With a Rockwell Hardness rating of 61° and hand-ground blades at a 12° angle, this knife is perfect for both right and left-handed users. T

he handle, made of black canvas micarta, boasts three stainless steel rivets and an end cap. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan, all Enso knives come with a lifetime warranty.


Blade Material: Stainless Steel
Brand: Enso
Color: 37-layers VG10 Hammered Damascus Stainless Steel, Triple Rivet Black Micarta Handle, 61 Rockwell Hardness. Made in Seki, Japan.37-layers VG10 Hammered Damascus Stainless Steel, Triple Rivet Black Micarta Handle, 61 Rockwell Hardness. Made in Seki, Japan.
Handle Material: Micarta
Blade Edge: Plain

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ASSESSMENT AS OF: JANUARY 2024

HOW TO GET STARTED

  1. When your old knives wear out, consider buying a Chinese vegetable cleaver
  2. These knives will last generations with good care and regular sharpening
  3. Find a good knife holder to keep the knife from banging around with other metal objects - this storage will preserve the knife's storage
  4. Ideally, the knife encourages you to do more fresh vegetable prep

EMBRACE

  1. These knives will encourage you to be in the kitchen
  2. More food prep with produce means less packaged food which means less single-use packaging
  3. Good kitchen tools mean more time in the kitchen
  4. More food prep means healthier living and less plastic usage all around


AVOID PRODUCT TYPE

Knock Off Kitchen Knives


AVOID

  1. Knock-off kitchen knives don't last long and just lead to frustration
  2. Good kitchen knives encourage you to cook bad knives don't
  3. Less cooking means more packaged foods in single-use packaging
  4. Bad kitchen tools mean less kitchen usage which means more eating out and more single-packaging


Noteworthy Product Attributes

Enso knives are extremely sharp and made of hard Japanese steel. As a result, they need to be sharpened more frequently than German knives.

Overall Sustainability Score - 85 / 100

Score Breakdown

Manufacturing (Score - 10/10) - Made close to the target market

Distribution (Score - 10/10) - Made close to the target market

Cost (Score - 7/10) - Costs about 10X what cheaper alternatives cost

Packaging (Score - 6/10) -  Comes in mostly paperboard packaging with some plastic

Effectiveness (Score - 10/10) - Extremely effective as a vegetable cleaver

Lifespan (Score - 10/10) - Will last generations

Fun (Score - 10/10) - Extremely nice hand feel and very effective at most tough vegetable-cutting jobs

Relevance (Score - 10/10) -  Perfectly suited for vegetable prep

Disposal (Score - 7/10) - The handle contains some microplastics but lifespan will land multiple generations

Recycling (Score - 5/10) - Steel is infinitely recyclable but the handle is not