Rain Series Catalog
Rain Series of kitchen knives exclusively designed by Ken Onion
ABOUT KEN ONION Ken Onion is the youngest inductee in the Knifemakers Hall of Fame, the knife industry’s highest honor. Ken has teamed up with Chef Works to create the world’s best kitchen knives, and make them in America. Ken has once again redefined the art of the kitchen knife. Through a combination of advanced production technologies and an exhaustive study of ergonomics, style, shapes and materials, Ken has created the RAIN Series of kitchen knives that are visually stunning and outperform many of the world’s leading brands. 2 The Ken Onion RAIN Series of knives by Chef Works combines high-quality materials, a unique blade pattern and a distinctive handle, resulting in cutting instruments and tools that are visually stunning and superior in both function and ergonomics. Constructed of CTS™ BDZ1 high-carbon stainless steel, the blades’ unique shapes have been treated by a proprietary process creating our beautiful RAIN pattern. This process was specifically designed to reduce both surface tension and drag across the entire blade by creating multiple air pockets. These air pockets significantly reduce the amount of surface area in contact with food being cut, resulting in a blade that slices effortlessly and creates a less sticky surface. CONTENTS About Ken Onion........................................ 2 RAIN Series................................................ 3 Cook’s Knives............................................. 5 Slicing Knives............................................. 7 Go-to Knives............................................... 9 Detail Knives............................................. 11 The handles are constructed of G-10 Garolite, an incredibly strong militarygrade inert material that is resistant to both heat and moisture. Every elegant curve in the handle has not only been designed to fit the human hand, but also distinctively shaped in order to enhance the specific performance task of each knife. The resulting designs allow the user to cut more safely, efficiently and comfortably. Knife Accessories..................................... 12 Anatomy of a Ken Onion RAIN Knife �������� 15 Use & Care................................................ 16 Unique Packaging.................................... 17 Made in USA............................................. 18 About Chef Works.................................... 19 800.372.6621 | www.chefworks.com 3 COOK’S KNIVES The best cook’s knife feels like an extension of your hand: seamless, balanced and easy to use. The Ken Onion RAIN Cook’s Knives are designed to work with you. They combine a signature drop handle and control bump that lets you use the knife smoothly and efficiently. Our design reduces forearm stress and offers increased stability. Generous belly curve blades mean that both the classic forward slicing motion, and the rocking motion cut can be effectively utilized while maintaining maximum blade performance. 10" COOK’S Knife | RAIN-COOK-1000 UPC 678544971478 6" COOK’S Knife | RAIN-COOK-0600 UPC 678544971492 8" COOK’S Knife | RAIN-COOK-0800 UPC 678544971485 4" COOK’S Knife | RAIN-COOK-0400 UPC 678544971508 800.372.6621 | www.chefworks.com 5 slicing KNIVES Inspired by the graceful draw back Japanese cutting motion, each of these blades is textured along the spine creating a stabilizing index finger rest. The 9" slicer has a gentle curve that creates less drag along the length of the blade, promoting a cleaner slice. The 9" bread knife features a special reverse scallop edge that allows bread and cake to be cut with the fewest crumbs. 9" SLICER | RAIN-SLIC-0900 UPC 678544971515 9" BREAD Knife | RAIN-BRED-0900 UPC 678544971522 800.372.6621 | www.chefworks.com 7 GO-TO KNIVES Created to be the knives you reach for the most, the Ken Onion “Go-To” category is based on shapes that solve real problems for real chefs. From a variation on the well-balanced and specialty Santoku shape, to an inspired evolution of a do-it-all utility knife, to a graceful curved-edge blade perfect for fish and poultry, these knives are more than a specialized support cast. They are spotlight worthy all on their own. 7" SANTILITY Knife | RAIN-SANY-0700 UPC 678544971539 6" STRAIGHT UTILITY Knife | RAIN-STRU-0600 UPC 678544971546 6" SUPREME UTILITY Knife | RAIN-SUPU-0600 UPC 678544971560 6" CURVED FILET Knife | RAIN-FILE-0600 UPC 678544971553 800.372.6621 | www.chefworks.com 9 detail KNIVES It takes a unique vision to see an opportunity for breakthrough in the most common places. The Ken Onion Detail Knives focus on design enhancements to the small knives of the chefâ€™s range, elevating their function and performance to entirely new levels. Angled handles allow you to mince, cut and pare without hitting your fingers on the cutting board. A paring knife designed to work with the natural, towards-the-body motion. A combo-edge blade that cuts ripe fruit as easily as it bones delicate meat. These detail options will make you rethink the role of your smallest knives. 4" DETAIL Knife | RAIN-DETL-0400 UPC 678544971607 4" Multi-purpose DETAIL KNIFE (SERRATED) | RAIN-MUPD-040S UPC 678544971584 3" REVERSE PARING knife | RAIN-REVP-0300 UPC 678544971591 800.372.6621 | www.chefworks.com 11 KNIFE ACCESSORIES Our accessories are a perfect complement to the Ken Onion RAIN Series of knives. take apart shears | The multi-purpose take apart shears can be used for cutting, cracking, scaling, chopping, prying open lids and opening bottles. They pull apart easily for easy cleaning. 9" sharpening (honing) steel | The 9" sharpening (honing) steel is ergonomically designed to keep knives sharp. OAK KNIFE BLOCK | The unique Ken Onion knife block has 11 slots and is made from American Red Oak. The block sits at an angle that promotes edge retention when storing knives, allowing them to rest on their spine, rather than their edge. OAK KNIFE CRADLE | The Ken Onion custom knife cradle is made from American Red Oak. It stores and displays most kitchen knives for easy access to your favorite knife. REVERSIBLE MAPLE AND CORK CUTTING BOARD | The Chef Works special cork inlayed board is designed to absorb the impact of aggressive chopping or continuous slicing, promoting knife edge retention by dramatically reducing edge rollover, blade damage, and dullness. The board is self-healing and naturally resists bacteria. The opposite side of the board is a flat, standard cutting surface made of American Maple, a hardwood that allows for speedier cutting and chopping. TAKE APART SHEARS | ACES-SHEA-0001 UPC 678544971638 9" SHARPENING STEEL | ACES-SHAR-0900 UPC 678544971645 12 REVERSIBLE MAPLE AND CORK CUTTING BOARD (14”x10”) BORD-MAPC-1410 | UPC 678544971966 OAK KNIFE BLOCK | ACES-BLCK-0001 UPC 678544971652 OAK KNIFE CRADLE | ACES-CRAD-0001 UPC 678544971669 REVERSIBLE MAPLE AND CORK CUTTING BOARD (18”x13”) BORD-MAPC-1813 | UPC 678544971973 800.372.6621 | www.chefworks.com 13 KNIFE BLOCK SETS 9 PIECE BLOCK SET | RAIN-BSET-090T 8" COOK’S Knife | RAIN-COOK-0800 6" COOK’S Knife | RAIN-COOK-0600 9" SLICER | RAIN-SLIC-0900 9" BREAD Knife | RAIN-BRED-0900 6" STRAIGHT UTILITY Knife | RAIN-STRU-0600 4" DETAIL Knife | RAIN-DETL-0400 9" SHARPENING STEEL | ACES-SHAR-0900 TAKE APART SHEARS | ACES-SHEA-0001 OAK KNIFE BLOCK | ACES-BLCK-0001 7 PIECE BLOCK SET | RAIN-BSET-070T 8" COOK’S Knife | RAIN-COOK-0800 9" BREAD Knife | RAIN-BRED-0900 6" STRAIGHT UTILITY Knife | RAIN-STRU-0600 4" DETAIL Knife | RAIN-DETL-0400 9" SHARPENING STEEL | ACES-SHAR-0900 TAKE APART SHEARS | ACES-SHEA-0001 OAK KNIFE BLOCK | ACES-BLCK-0001 14 ANATOMY 速 OF A KEN ONION RAIN KNIFE BLADE L J K HANDLE A B C D E F Point The end of the knife, which can be used for piercing. I G H G H Bolster Part of the handle that joins the blade. RAIN knives have an integrated bolster for extra strength & durability. Angled to promote correct & comfortable finger positions. Finger Guard & Control Bump Part of the handle that assists grip & prevents slipping. Handle The curved offset design, together with integrated bolster & control bump, allows the user to use either a "pinch" grip or a traditional grip with ease. Rivets Custom shaped stainless steel pins that add strength to the knife. Tang Where the blade extends into the handle. Fully enclosed & follows the curve of the handle. Designed for maximum strength & durability. Tip The first third tip of the blade, which is used for small or delicate work. Our straight edge design makes this easy & accuracte. Edge Used for cutting. Extends from point to heel. The unique Ken Onion shape promotes a forward cutting motion. D I J E Heel The rear part of the blade used for cutting activities that require more force. C Spine The top, thicker portion of the blade, that adds weight & strength. F K L Blade Finish Unique RAIN pattern is not only stunning, but also creates a less sticky surface. B A Butt The back of the handle. 800.372.6621 | www.chefworks.com 15 USE & CARE Hand wash each Ken Onion RAIN knife with soapy water. Dry and store in a knife block or in-drawer knife tray for safety. To maintain your knife, run it lightly along the sharpening (honing) steel starting at the base of the blade and finishing at the tip. Remember that you want to apply very light and even pressure, maintaining the same angle (15-degrees) as you drop and pull the blade across the steel. 16 UNIQUE PACKAGING Weâ€™ve developed unique and custom packagingâ€”engineered to safely hold each RAIN Series knife. The handle rests in customized foam while the blade is inserted in a robust cardboard sleeve. A protective sleeve covers the box, keeping everything in place while in transit. Each package contains warranty and use and care instructions as well as a QR code that can be scanned to view an instructional video. PLEASE NOTE: These knives are extremely sharp. Care must always be taken when removing the knife blade from the protective cardboard sleeve. 800.372.6621 | www.chefworks.com 17 RAIN SERIES: MADE IN USA The Chef Works + Ken Onion partnership is committed to making the RAIN Series knives in the USA without compromise or concession. This exciting new partnership is the culmination of Kenâ€™s passion, history of innovation and desire to support and advance the American knife industry. Through a combination of advanced production technologies and modern materials, this specific range offers a pioneering Made-in-the-USA knife collection that can compete with the best in the world. In the process, this range is creating domestic manufacturing jobs, strengthening the US knife industry, and helping create a new generation of knife craftsmen for the future. 18 ABOUT CHEF WORKS At Chef Works, we live for the kitchen, and those who are inspired by it. Chef Worksâ€™ reputation has been built through decades of providing the highest quality apparel to professional chefs worldwide. Everything we do is fueled by the powerful belief that professional and amateur chefs alike deserve clothing and tools that simplify and enhance the work they do. We know the recipe for excellence in the kitchen goes well beyond ingredients. As any good chef will tell you, the secret to success lies in the details, and thatâ€™s exactly where we focus our attention. Whether cooking is your passion, profession, or both; we create tools and apparel designed to ensure everything you make exceeds expectation. 800.372.6621 | www.chefworks.com 19 12325 Kerran Street, Poway, CA 92064 T: 800.372.6621 | P: 858.643.5600 | F: 858.643.5624 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.chefworks.com Scan to find out more about the Ken Onion Rain Series of knives by Chef Works.