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Dexter UR-Cut: The Knife Handle You Make Your Own

By Lee Davis, CFSP


Ask any chef what makes a good knife. Some may say the ability to hold an edge. Of course that’s a must. Some may say the balance. That too is important. But most will tell you it’s the way it feels in your hand…the joy of working with a blade that feels like it is a perfect extension of your hand, arm, and body. When you find a tool that fits your hand that way, it increases morale, safety, endurance, and creativity.


Imagine a knife handle that molds exactly to your very own hand, matching your own unique grip, finger for finger, knuckle for knuckle. That is what you get with Dexter’s UR-Cut: a fully moldable and personalized handle. The blade is manufactured from proprietary stain free, high-carbon steel and individually ground and honed. So you’ll get the ultimate edge. Dexter has been making blades since 1818, so you know the balance will be just right too. But the grip is what makes the difference.


Remove your new Dexter UR-Cut from the package. Use an oven mitt to dip the handle in boiling water for two minutes. Remove it and quickly dip it in cold water for one second, then grip and squeeze the handle as you would when using it. Dip the handle back into cold water for ten seconds to set the shape and then let it cool. When you’re done, the knife grip will be form fit and ergonomically molded to your very own hand for a sure grasp and unmatched comfort.


Watch the video below for a demonstration of how you can create your own custom knife grip with UR-Cut from Dexter. The UR-Cut line includes a great selection of fillet knives, chef’s knives and more to come. Made in the USA.