Professional knife manufacturer responseHi Andrew, I hope I can be of help for you.
One person in this blog mentions that there is no product quality information on the Chef Tools Direct website and they are correct. This is something we have to fix which we will do shortly. Go to our main site which is CanadaCutlery.com and if you select the "Education" button on the left we have lots of information as well as video's on manufacturing.
We manufacture in Europe using the highest grade Surgical Stainless Steel. Our knives come with a full "lifetime" warranty against any manufacturing defects, something not offered by many well known manufacturers. The reason we do that is we stand behind what we sell.
Note: For some of you, who don't know, please note that Forshner (USA) manufactured by Victorinox in Switzerland and the product is also stamped.
We also sell Victorinox from Switzerland but it is not on our purchasing site chef-tools-direct.
Since you are in BC, I would suggest if in Vancouver or Victoria, go to our national distributor and professional hotel restaurant supplier (Russell Food Equipment Ltd.) and see and feel our knives and you will find the balance exceptional along with the Ergonomic handles offered.
If one piece "Hot Drop Forged" knives are what you are looking for, then take a look at our Masterpiece Series of knives.
Feel free to email me if you need more professional advice.
Our company is well known in the professional trade as well as a great supporter of our Canadian Chef's and American Chef's.
Check out the American Culinary Federation site, events and education and you will see we are a long time supporter on education for their member chef's.
Hope this information helps you out!
Oh - and by the way, we ship within 24 hours.