Granton are Sheffield knife makers established in 1601 and the designers of the original Granton® Edge that all other knife manufacturers have copied.
Thier knives are made from high carbon stainless steel for a balance between low maintenance durability and edge retention. They pride themselves in a specific heat treatment and grinding process which results in a knife strong enough to ensure that the fine cutting edge is maintained for the longest possible duration, and when eventually the edge needs revitalising it can easily accomplished using the sharpening steel.
Handles are insert-moulded from polypropylene co-polymer to withstand sterilising and dishwasher use.
Granton blades are laser tested and made to BS EN ISO 8442-1:1998 from hot Sheffield forgings or fully hardened and tempered stainless steel, double taper ground and hand finished.
The Granton® Edge scallops.
The series of small scallops that make up the Granton® Edge are ground alternately on each side of the blade by hand with great precision. This ensures that each knife performs perfectly for the longest possible time by retaining a fine, razor sharp cutting edge for far longer than a traditional plain edge knife. The scallops also provide an additional benefit in that air is allowed to enter between the blade and the cut product, enabling the cut slice to fall away from the knife and not stick to it.