I have put together all the list of the chef knives company information base on wikipedia, hope this will give you some little information about the knives company background, what they are capable, and their technology of making chef knife.
List Of Kitchen Knives Companies & Their Chef Knives:
[ all the information is base on source: wikipedia.com ]
Calphalon – Calphalon.com
“Calphalon is a brand of cookware products owned by Newell Rubbermaid. Calphalon produces non-stick coated cookware similar to Teflon and stick-resistant surfaces made of hard-anodized aluminium. Calphalon pans feature either an aluminum core, which provides fast, even heating, or a stamp-forged aluminum disk to provide the additional heat dispersion.”
Cuisinart – cuisinart.com
Cuisinart is a brand of small kitchen appliances, especially the food processor of the same name, one of the first to become popular in America. It was originally a French company, founded by Carl Sontheimer in 1973, and became a leading brand in the USA. It was endorsed early on by Julia Child and James Beard, ostensibly as a means of quickly preparing healthy food. It now sells products in the UK but only through specialist kitchen retailers there. The trademark is owned by Conair Corporation.
Cutco – cutco.com
“CUTCO is a brand of cutlery and kitchen accessories directly marketed to customers through in-home consultations with independent sales representatives who are almost exclusively college students. The products cannot be purchased in stores. Cutco is owned by Alcas and has been in business since 1949. All its knives are produced in Olean, New York in the United States, although a few products (such as the ice cream scoop and the metal heads of the flatware) are partially made outside the US.”
Dexter-Russell – Dextel-Russell.com
“Dextel-Russell is a cutlery manufacturing company in the town of Southbridge, MA, It is the largest US manufacturer of professional cutlery, and is also the oldest cutlery manufacturer in the United States.”
Ginsu – genuineginsu.com
Ginsu is a line of kitchen knives made famous by their infomercial television marketing campaign. The Ginsu knife commercials, along with others produced by the same team, established many stylistic precedents for direct marketing on television:
Ginsu became one of the most popular and widely-marketed products in history, even attracting a celebrity clientele. Despite the Japanese-sounding name, Ginsu Knives were actually manufactured in Fremont, Ohio, USA by the Quikut Division of cutlery manufacturer Scott Fetzer. Today, Ginsu Knives are manufactured by the Douglas Quikut division of Berkshire Hathaway, owned by billionaire Warren Buffett.
KitchenAid – Kitchenaid.com
KitchenAid is a home appliance brand owned by Whirlpool Corporation. The company was started in 1919 by The Hobart Corporation to give restaurants a countertop alternative to their industrial sized mixers. The first model weighed 69 lbs. Each unit is still assembled by hand in Greenville, Ohio. The mixer is one of the only consumer appliances trademarked specifically for its unique shape. The company was acquired by Whirlpool Corporation in 1986.
KitchenAid also has a line of branded cookware, but this is actually produced by Meyer Corporation.
Rada – radamfg.com
Rada Manufacturing is a company specializing in kitchen cutlery. They were established in 1948 and are based in Waverly, Iowa; their manufacturing is done in the United States.
Their traditional market has been community fundraisers and flea markets, though their products are also available online. The bulk of their product line is inexpensive stamped-blade knives, generally under US$15 per knife, though they also manufacture other kitchen-related materials such as stoneware and cookbooks. Their better-known products tend to have a signature style featuring highly polished, thin blades and brushed-aluminum handles.
Spyderco – spyderco.com
Spyderco is a company, founded in 1978 by Sal Glesser and based in Golden, Colorado, U.S.A., that produces knives and knife sharpeners.
Japan Kitchen Knives Companies:
Global – joshikin.cojp
Global (often written in all capitalized letters as “GLOBAL”) is a Japanese brand of cutlery products made by Yoshikin. Their selection of knives are known for their distinctive one piece, molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel design. These are considered premium level products with a single knife often costing upwards of $100 (USD). Global products can often be found at specialty cooking retailers.
Korin – Korin.com
Korin Japanese Trading Company provides high quality kitchen knives from Japan. In addition to their own brand, they sell Masamoto, Misono, Glestain, and Suisin, at prices from under $50 to over $3,000. Founded in 1982 by Sakai, Osaka knife maker Chiharu Sugai and waitress Saori Kawano as a wholesaler to the food service industry, Korin began selling to the public in 2001 and has become popular among celebrity chefs as well as serious cooks and collectors of fine cutlery
Misono ( refer to Korin )
Masamoto ( refer to Korin )
Kyocera – Kyoceradvancedceramics.com
Kyocera Corporation is a Japanese company based in Kyoto, Japan. The company was founded as Kyoto Ceramic Co., Ltd. in 1959 by Kazuo Inamori. It manufactures ceramics and printing-related devices, as well as a comprehensive line of imaging products. Kyocera is the leader of producing ceramic chef knife. Ceramic knife are used by chefs, bomb disposal squads (they are not conductive and not magnetic), divers (they will not rust in salt water), and people with certain allergies (chemically inert).
Ceramic knives present a conceptual problem to the security industry since ceramics are not picked up by metal detectors. To solve this problem, many manufacturers of non-military knives include a quantity of metal in each knife to ensure they are detectable with standard equipment. Ceramic knives can be detected by extremely high frequency scanners, although (as of 2006) these scanners are not yet in widespread use.
Shun Or Kershaw Knives- kershawknives.com
Kershaw Knives is a multinational corporation that designs and manufactures a range of knives, including kitchen cutlery, pocket knives, and outdoor knives. Currently owned by the Japanese KAI Group, Kershaw is headquartered in Tualatin, Oregon, United States.
Germen Kitchen Knives Companies:
J.A.Henckels – zwilling.com
Zwilling (Twin) J.A. Henckels is a knife manufacturer based in Solingen, Germany. Zwilling is German for the astrological sign Gemini. Zwilling J.A. Henckels was founded in Solingen, Germany in 1731 and celebrated its 275th anniversary in 2006. The (TWIN) trademark, registered by Peter Henckels in 1731, is one of the world’s oldest.
F. Dick – fdick.com
Friedr. DICK has been a German manufacturing company since 1778. It manufactures tools and machines for butchers, tool sharpeners, kitchen knives and craftsmen’s tools and files.
Wusthof Dreizack – wusthof.com
Wusthof Dreizackwerk (Wüsthof Trident in English) is a knife-maker based in Solingen, Germany. They are family owned, currently the 7th generation under Harald Wusthof. The company is noted for its very high quality knives. All Wusthof knives are precision forged except for the laser cut Silverpoint series and the Gourmet series. The quality of knives is the result of a system of forty manufacturing processes each knife undergoes.
While mainly a kitchen-knife maker, the company also sells kitchen shears, pocket knives and other cooking accessories, although on a smaller scale than its main competitor, Henckels. Wüsthof knives and gear are widely available through retailers and online and mail order channels.
Other International Kitchen Knives Companies:
Victorinox – Switzerland
Victorinox is a knife manufacturer headquartered in the town of Ibach, in the Canton of Schwyz, Switzerland. Since its acquisition of its rival Wenger in 2005, it has again become the sole supplier of knives to the Swiss army.
A wide assortment of functional tableware and kitchen cutlery is sold by Victorinox but without having the Swiss Army® shield logo of Victorinox’s other product lines upon them. Additionally, Victorinox also markets kitchen cutlery under the Forschner brand name. Forschner knives, though stamped blade in construction rather than forged, tend to receive high marks in consumer comparisons, and have been identified as particularly good values by the American magazine Cook’s Illustrated.
Sabatier – French, sabatier-k.com
Sabatier is the brand name or makers mark used by several kitchen knife manufacturers. The name Sabatier is considered to imply a high quality knife produced in the Thiers region of France using a fully forged process. The knives of some of these manufacturers are highly regarded by professional and amateur cooks alike. There is some controversy over the originality, quality and authenticity of some of the manufacturers using the brand name.
The use of the Sabatier name is an anomaly of “branding” because the name was used by many different companies before intellectual property or trademark laws were fully established in France. In order to distinguish between the various different makers of Sabatier knives, manufacturers are required to include a second word or symbol along with SABATIER. Over the years many marks were registered. In 1979, after the sale of the Moutier Sabatier brands to Cuisinox, the various holders of the brands formed an association to protect the brand name.
Furi – Australian, furitechnics.com.au
Furitechnics Pty Ltd is an Australian manufacturer and developer of kitchen knives that sells under the abbreviated name Furi
The company was founded by a mechanical engineer named Mark Henry, in July 1996, in Brisbane. They soon developed themselves as the leading knife manufacturers in Australia. Due to Furitechnics’ endorsement by a TV celebrity cook, Rachael Ray, they established an office in the United States, named Furitechnics USA Inc. The headquarters for Furitechnics USA was established in San Francisco in August, 2005.