8.5" Chef Knife - Baja

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The "workhorse" and must-have knife for any home or professional kitchen, chef knives are designed to perform well at many different kitchen tasks. Our chef knives are center-weighted and balance thinness and precision, with durability and strength. If you only have one knife in your kitchen, this better be it.

Our most popular size with professional and home cooks, the 8.5” blade length is a size most people are familiar with whether they use Western or Japanese style chef knives. The length of the blade can handle larger projects, as easily as it can be used for everyday cutting. You'll appreciate the handmade craftsmanship and beautiful design every time you use it.

Pickup available at Reno Warehouse

Usually ready in 24 hours

8.5" Chef knife by Town Cutler featuring the Baja “Mexican Blanket Especial” handle and stainless steel blades. The most popular chef knife size in Town Cutler products. Unique, colorful handle is fun yet sophisticated.

8.5" Chef Knife - Baja

Reno Warehouse

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

4850 Joule Street
Suite A6
Reno NV 89502
United States

+17754331525

Knife Details

Blade Length: 8.5 in

Steel: Nitro-V Stainless Steel

Handle Material: Mexican Blanket Especial (G.L. Hansen & Sons) with black G-10 pins

Rockwell: 61

Weight: 6 oz

Spine Thickness: 0.100"

Blade Height at Heel: 2"

Read our steel and care guides to learn how to care for your knife.

Knife Use

The "workhorse" and must-have knife for any home or professional kitchen, chef knives are designed to perform well at many different kitchen tasks. Our chef knives are center-weighted and balance thinness and precision, with durability and strength. If you only have one knife in your kitchen, this better be it.

Our most popular size with professional and home cooks, the 8.5” blade length is a size most people are familiar with whether they use Western or Japanese style chef knives. The length of the blade can handle larger projects, as easily as it can be used for everyday cutting. You'll appreciate the handmade craftsmanship and beautiful design every time you use it.

  • Crafted for high-performance and everyday cooking
  • Multi-purpose use is perfect for the majority of kitchen-cutting tasks
  • Long-lasting razor-sharp edge
  • Ideal size for many different kitchen tasks & users
  • Designed to balance thinness, strength, and precision
  • 50:50 bevel grind
  • Secure and comfortable handle grip
  • Made in the USA
  • Free sharpening

Knife Care

Following proper care and maintenance will help prolong the life of your knife and ensure excellent performance.

  • Always keep your knife dry and clean!
  • Hand wash with warm soapy water. No abrasive sponges.
  • Never put your knife in the dishwasher or leave it soaking in water.
  • Dry your knife completely using an absorbent towel. We find paper towels work the best.

Important Information: All stainless steel contains some level of carbon, which is important for sharpness and performance. Because of this, light hueing can develop on stainless steel if not cleaned and dried properly.

Sharpening

A sharp knife is always safer than a dull knife.

When when your knife starts to feel dull, its time to have it sharpened. Learn more about knife sharpening for Town Cutler knives.

Introducing

The Top Chef Knife

A chef knife is a must-have knife, designed to perform well at many different kitchen tasks. Our chef knives are center-weighted and balance thinness and precision, with durability and strength.

Precision at Its Best

Our chef knives are a testament to our dedication to precision and craftsmanship. The blades are expertly crafted from high-carbon stainless steel, carefully selected for its remarkable durability and edge retention. This exceptional steel choice ensures that the knife remains razor-sharp, capable of tackling a wide range of cutting tasks with ease. The knives ergonomic handles are designed with comfort and control in mind, reducing fatigue during extended use and providing a secure grip that allows for precise cuts.

Versatility Redefined

Our chef knives are designed to be your go-to tool for a wide range of kitchen tasks. From slicing and dicing to chopping and mincing, this knife excels in versatility. The blade's full tang construction ensures balance and durability, while the precision edge geometry results in an incredibly sharp edge that remains consistent through extensive use. The ergonomic handles provide a comfortable and secure grip, enabling you to tackle intricate culinary endeavors with confidence.

What size chef knife do I need?

Town Cutler offers a range of chef knife sizes to suit various tasks, cutting styles, and your specific culinary needs. Having the right-sized chef knife can make all the difference in your cooking experience. When choosing a chef knife size, consider factors like hand size, cutting style, the types of ingredients you frequently work with, and the size of the cutting surface you will be working on.

Our 8.5" Chef Knives are incredibly versatile and can handle almost any task while feeling comfortable for a variety of users. The slightly shorter 7" chef knife may be preferable for those who feel more comfortable with a slightly smaller blade, when working with smaller ingredients, or for working with limited counter space. For others, working with the robust 10" chef knife and its longer blade might feel better, especially when working on large-scale cutting projects.

Achieving precision, efficiency, and safety in your culinary endeavors starts with having the right-sized chef knife. However, it's not a one-size-fits-all approach. The perfect size of a chef knife will depend on your preferences, cutting style, and specific cooking requirements. Ultimately, choose a size that you feel confident using, that suits your needs, and that gives you confidence in the kitchen.

What size chef knife do I need?

Town Cutler offers a range of chef knife sizes to suit various tasks, cutting styles, and your specific culinary needs. Having the right-sized chef knife can make all the difference in your cooking experience. When choosing a chef knife size, consider factors like hand size, cutting style, the types of ingredients you frequently work with, and the size of the cutting surface you will be working on.

Our 8.5" Chef Knives are incredibly versatile and can handle almost any task while feeling comfortable for a variety of users. The slightly shorter 7" chef knife may be preferable for those who feel more comfortable with a slightly smaller blade, when working with smaller ingredients, or for working with limited counter space. For others, working with the robust 10" chef knife and its longer blade might feel better, especially when working on large-scale cutting projects.

Achieving precision, efficiency, and safety in your culinary endeavors starts with having the right-sized chef knife. However, it's not a one-size-fits-all approach. The perfect size of a chef knife will depend on your preferences, cutting style, and specific cooking requirements. Ultimately, choose a size that you feel confident using, that suits your needs, and that gives you confidence in the kitchen.

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Richard G. (Sacramento, CA, US)
amazing value!!

These knives represent a ridiculous value! TC operates at the intersection of handmade American knives and small batch production. Not made by one person, but in that league with a price point that's hard to beat. lasers...and of course the MB especial G-carta is fire! a purchase you won't regret. Seriously...

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Matthew

As soon as I held the knife. The grip feels fantastic and great comfort and the weight feels delicate to finish any task. This knife design of the shape of the bevel, western style, the handle, and the iconic star looks terrific. Of course straight out of the box it’s very sharp and has a good edge. My only complaint is that after a few uses of small task and cutting a few onions or carving meat and etc is that it’s quick to lose its edge and requires multiple sharpening after each use. On my day off it takes me at least 15 mins to resharpen the knife on a grit whetstone and to perform very sharp and as new. Overall very happy with it. It looks great and feels light 4.5 out of 5 stars