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Contemporary Sale

Contemporary Sale


CONTEMPORARY SALE - This Calphalon Contemporary item is on sale. The current price of this item reflects the savings. Offer valid through September 30, 2014.

  • 5-in. Contemporary Cutlery Santoku Knife by Calphalon

5-in. Contemporary Cutlery Santoku Knife by Calphalon

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Hand-forged from premium quality high-carbon, no-stain German steel, Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery features a sleek, ergonomically contoured grip handle. A full-tang design provides better balance and superior strength. In addition, the name of each knife is etched into the end of its handle, so there's never a doubt which knife you're pulling out of the block. Contemporary Cutlery is backed by a lifetime warranty.

  • Knife Construction: Crafted from high-carbon, no-stain German steel with Molybdenum and Vanadium. Tempered, heat-hardened to 1000°C, HRC 54-56 (Hardness Rockwell "C" scale; a standard measurement of hardness). Fully tapered from cutting edge to spine and from tip to heel for superior strength.
  • Key Performance: Balance of knives, strength and durability of blades. Blades' ability to be honed and maintain its edge. Knife identification on butt of handle.
  • Blade: Fully forged blade. Full tang for balance and strength.
  • Bolster: One piece of metal for blade, bolster and tang.
  • Handle: Full tang - first ever ergonomically designed handle which shows the full tang. Crafted from fiberglass-reinforced polyresin - won't split, crack or harbor micro-organisms. Patented knife identification etched on the butt of handle.

    • Blade Length: 5-in.
    • Cleaning & Care: Handwash. Not dishwasher-safe.
    • Material Blade: Stainless Steel
    • Material Handle: Polyresin
    • Origin: China
    • Warranty: Lifetime

    • I got this knife as a gift myself, and liked it so much I ordered five of them to give to my daughters and daughter-in-law for Christmas. Now wish I'd got one for each granddaughter too. Maybe next year.

      I recommend this product.
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    • Sharp and balanced

      This fluted Santoku knife was a great buy. A 7-inch blade makes for a better general purpose knife. This item arrived with a noticeably sharp edge. The thickness and quality of the steel was especially pleasing - not a heavy clunker

      I recommend this product.
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    • Magnificant Knife

      This was my second purchase of this knife and I have to say, it is of exceptional quality, lightweight and easy to handle. It is extremely sharp and does the job in minimal time. I think the manufacturer should consider a case as they are too sharp to leave in the drawer unprotected.

      I recommend this product.
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    • Customer Reviews for 5-in. Contemporary Cutlery Santoku Knife by Calphalon

    • Overall Rating:

      4.5 out of 5 stars, based on 20 ratings

      100% of reviewers recommend this product

      100% say this is a "good value"

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    • I will only use this shape of knife.

      This shape is the best for me. I'm buy them in all the different sizes I can get.

      I recommend this product.
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      • February 22, 2014
      • By: Michele
      • From: CA
      • I Cook: Every Day
    • The 5 inch santoku knife

      This is a great little knife. Not as balanced as the 7 inch but a Great knife for the size and price. I really do like this knife. I have tried different brands and this is the best. Thanks L Logan Frankfort, KY

      I recommend this product.
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      • March 18, 2013
      • By: LINDA
      • From: KY
      • I Cook: Every Day
      • Style: Family
    • I got this knife as a gift myself, and liked it so much I ordered five of them to give to my daughters and daughter-in-law for Christmas. Now wish I'd got one for each granddaughter too. Maybe next year.

      I recommend this product.
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      • December 18, 2012
      • By: Nancy
      • From: WI
      • I Cook: Every Day
      • Style: Family
    • Calphalon at its BEST!!

      This knife was purchased as an addition to my existing Calphalon set. It has proven to be a GREAT investment! I find myself pulling out this specific knife the most because of its fit to my hand. I have better control over this knife because of the weight and fit. LOVE IT!!!

      I recommend this product.
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      • March 6, 2012
      • By: Betsy
      • From: GA
      • I Cook: Very Often
      • Style: Family
    • Katana vs Contemporary

      Calphalon has gone to the price point end of the spectrum with their Contemporary line. I was looking for a Katana Series Santoku which is apparently being phased out. Katana is much higher quality steel, thickness and overall quality however at a much higher price point. The Contemp is OK- a good value. we'll see how long it holds an edge...

      I recommend this product.
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      • February 1, 2012
      • By: steven
      • From: MA
      • I Cook: Very Often
      • Style: Party Host
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