Alder 8 Inch Chefs Knife

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

$163.00 USD$183.48 USD



The Alder 8 inch chefs knife is our nod to classic German and European designs. We’ve combined a rock-chop enabling curve with a superior steel to produce a considerably better knife that what you may be used to from those classics. The Alder is designed to handle all things asked of a chef’s knife. It is a robust knife with a .095″ spine which tapers down to a 25 degree (total angle) cutting edge, making it adept at mincing, chopping and slicing.

The Alder is made with CPM S35VN stainless steel, known for its superior edge retention. The particle metallurgy S35VN steel puts the Alder in the upper echelons of kitchen knives; once you’ve used it, you’ll know what we mean.

Not only is the Alder a joy to cut with, it’s rewarding to maintain. Regular honing with a steel is all you may need to keep it tomato-slicing sharp, but if you do need to sharpen with abrasives, conventional stones and tools are all you need.

The Alder comes standard with our G10 epoxy fiberglass laminate handle. G10 is practically indestructible as well as being waterproof and highly stain resistent.The Alder can also be ordered with west coast wood handles if you prefer a unique natural look. Wood does not offer the ridiculous ruggedness of G10, but our resin sealing process makes it highly resistant to water and staining and should give a lifetime of service with proper care.

The Alder, like all of North Arm’s kitchen knives, takes its name from West Coast flora. Until recently, the Red Alder was an under appreciated west coast deciduous tree, but it is now finding more uses in cabinetry and woodworking. Native peoples of the coast are known to have used its bark to make a red dye.

This is the brief info sheet we include in the box with the Alder. For further information on care and sharpening look at the pages under the “knife care” tab on the menu bar.

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Maximum Dimensions L x W x H:  13.1″ x 1.9″ x 0.81″ (33.3cm x 4.8cm x 2.1cm)
Blade length (tip to handle): 8.2″  (20.8cm)
Weight: G10: 7.8 oz. (220 grams)

Blade steelCPM S35VN
Blade hardness: HRC 59-61
Blade thickness at spine: 0.095″ (2.4mm)
Blade Grind: flat (CNC milled)
Cutting edge angle (inclusive): 25°

Made in BC

Additional information

Weight .33 kg
Dimensions 37.5 x 9.5 x 4.1 cm

3 reviews for Alder 8 Inch Chefs Knife

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ken Bryden

    I have had a blue handled 8″ knife since August of 2014. I have yet to sharpen it although I hone with a ceramic rod hone about once a month. This knife is fantastic and is virtually as sharp as the day I bought it. It is a joy to use every time, and I know will last a 100 years if it is properly looked after. These knives are worth every dollar you pay for them, and if you buy the right knife for what you need, you won’t be disappointed.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    This masterpiece exceeds all my expectations for a 8 inch Chef’s Knife. It’s well balanced and feels like a natural extension of my arm. Thanks for the great Canadian product.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    A few years back I was in the market for new, higher end knives to replace my first just-moved-out set. I ran into North Arm at a craft fair and I have purchased over the years, and am very happy with, both the chef’s knife and the paring knife and I am looking forward to adding the fillet knife to my roster. I find the knives I have to be very comfortable in the hand, stand up to every job I’ve thrown at them so far, keep an edge very well, and just all around be fun to use in the kitchen.

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