Williams Sonoma has exclusively launched the Thomas Keller Signature Collection by Cangshan Cutlery collection at its retail stores nationwide. The collection launched online last month.
Designed by Michelin-starred chef Thomas Keller and crafted by Cangshan, each of the 20 knives in the collection are forged from Swedish Damasteel RWL34 powdered steel, a fine-grained, high-alloy steel known for its excellent edge strength, hardness and corrosion resistance. The collection is packaged in walnut storage boxes featuring Keller’s signature.
“The Thomas Keller Signature Collection by Cangshan continues in the tradition of Williams Sonoma’s exclusive partnership with Chef Keller that has always provided our customers with best-in-class products from cookware to food,” said Ryan Ross, president of Williams Sonoma.
To coincide with the launch of the cutlery collection Williams Sonoma said it will debut a five-part online video series that features Chef Keller demonstrating some of his favorite knife skills. The “How To” video series will demonstrate techniques that include: Honing a Knife; How to Brunoise a Carrot; Breaking Down a Whole Chicken; How to Tournée a Potato; and Carving a Roasted Chicken.
“I am very humbled and honored that Chef Keller chose to work with us to create this extraordinary line of knives. Chef Keller and his team and the Cangshan Cutlery team should be very proud of what we were able to accomplish together,” said Henry Liu, president of Cangshan Cutlery Company.
“The Cangshan team and I share an understanding of the importance of premium materials and the precision of craftsmanship, and I have put my signature on something that I know will benefit home cooks,” Keller said. “I’m so proud of what we created and am excited to introduce our cutlery collection at Williams Sonoma.”
The Thomas Keller Signature Cutlery Collection by Cangshan includes a 7-piece knife block set; 17-piece knife block set; 7-Piece magnetic knife set; 5-piece knife block set and 3-piece TAI knife block set.
In addition the knives are available in open stock including a 10-inch Chef’s knife; 8-inch Chef’s knife; 8-inch bread knife; 6-inch boning knife; 8-inch honing steel; 5-inch serrated utility knife; 10.5-inch carving knife; 7-inch Santoku knife; Set of four steak knives; 2.75-inch peeling knife; 5-inch fine edge steak knife; 7-inch utility knife; 3.5-inch paring knife; carving knife set; and 5-inch fine edge utility knife.