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Hammer Stahl Gets Sharp about Knives: Introducing the Essential Five-Piece Cutlery Set for the Home Cook

Hammer Stahl, a company which manufactures professional-quality American Clad stainless steel cookware in Clarksville, Tennessee, has introduced a five-piece cutlery set with a knife block that can be customized based on a consumer’s cutlery preferences and budget. The new cutlery set includes the most essential and versatile knives needed to complete any home kitchen – an 8-inch chef knife, 3.5-inch paring knife, 8-inch bread knife and a 4.5-inch Santoku — as well as a beautiful bamboo knife block. Or, home cooks can choose to customize their own cutlery set to fit their individual cooking style.

“If you’re equipping your first kitchen or thinking of giving a great set of knives as a wedding or holiday gift, these are must have knives that simplify virtually any kitchen task,” says Bobby Griggs, Vice-President, Hammer Stahl. “We packaged them together because every kitchen should have great knives to fit any everyday need.”

While every home cook needs some great, basic knives, Hammer Stahl designed its new set to be incredibly versatile so that it is completely customizable. “Much like custom kitchen design, there’s nothing better than having a set of knives you know are personal to you,” says Griggs.

Customize Your Cutlery

Hammersthal1The preselected five-piece set is designed to be expanded and customized. The new cutlery block is designed to offer flexibility and customization. Whether you want to start small and expand over time or get the whole set right away, this block is right for you.  The front of the block fits a four piece steak knife set and four additional slots can be customized to fit other knife choices. “You can make it simple and fill out the entire block with the eight-piece completer set, which includes four steak knives, a 7-inch fillet knife, a 7-inch vegetable cleaver, kitchen shears and a sharpener. Or, you can pick and choose the knives and accessories that best fit your cooking style from dozens of different options.

The starter set includes a classic 8-inch chef knife, the most important knife in any collection, and is the go-to-tool for a wide variety of prep jobs, large and small. The 3.5-inch paring knife picks up where a chef’s knife leaves off. It’s great for detailed work like peeling, coring, mincing, and cutting small items, especially when a recipe calls for ingredients such as garlic or shallots.  The 8-inch bread knife can be used well beyond slicing bread. These serrated knives can take on almost any job not suited to the straight blade of a chef’s knife, such as tomatoes or pineapples or anything with a waxy, slippery surface. The 4.5-inch Santoku knife is one of Hammer Stahl’s most versatile knives. The word Santoku actually refers to the three cutting tasks which the knife performs well: slicing, dicing and mincing.

Hammer Stahl cutlery is heirloom quality and comes with a lifetime warranty. They are made in the tradition of the great German knife makers, but with a patented new design and a manufacturing process that allows them to be affordable. The cutlery is made from top-quality German X50CrMoV15 high carbon stainless steel. It is forged and tempered to precise specifications and a Rockwell hardness of 55 – 57 that provides a superior edge and lasting durability. Hammer Stahl knives are coveted by professional chefs for their razor-sharp cutting edge, hand-forged quality and quad-tang design, which makes them some of the more balanced knives in the world today. For information, visit

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