The I.O.Shen brand was only launched in 2004, but in its short life has won the 2007 “Excellence In Housewares” award. Since its launch it has expanded to Australia, South Africa, America and Europe, and is fast becoming a leading global knife brand.
I.O.Shen knives are made from Japanese steel, and assembled by family owned businesses in Japan and other Asian countries. The Kanji written on the side of the blade reads “Triplex Steel” (the technology used to create the blade), and if looked at carefully you should be able to read the initials “I O S” in the design of the Tai Tang handle.
I.O.Shen Mastergrade knives are made using Triplex Steel Technology, a process which uses three different layers of steel to create the blade – one layer of super hard steel (Rockwell 62°) between two layers of softer stainless steel (Rockwell 10°). This process not only provides an amazingly sharp cutting edge but maintains this blade for an incredible amount of time.
The Tai Tang handle has a unique design that distinguishes the knife as an I.O.Shen.; this design is not merely a beautiful embellishment drawn onto the handle, but an integral part of the handle’s framework and essential in giving the knife excellent balance and stability. Made from a synthetic material called ebonite, the handle is both durable and heat resistant.
“These knives are just stunning. They stay sharper and retain their edge longer than any other knife I have used.” – Garrey Dawson – Ready Steady Cook
“They offer exceptional value for money. It’s like working with a piece of art.” – Felice Tocchini – Chef Patron, Fusion Brasserie, Worcester
“I truly believe that I.O.Shen knives are the strongest, sharpest and best knives I have ever used. I am delighted to be associated with them.” – Mike Robinson – T.V. Chef, Heaven’s Kitchen & The Pot Kiln
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