Aeon is the beautiful hand-crafted line from Wusthof. Only 1500 blades per style were created.
We are so excited to have a few of those selected knives availabe at Cooks on Main. The 8" Chef knife is the #1 knife for all your kitchen needs and ith the ablity to chop, slice and prep for all your recipes in the exclusive line it is a perfect gift.
Wusthof Aeon bring form and Function together in perfect harmony. The blades are coated with DLC (Diamond-Like Coating) resulting in durability that is unparalleleed as it is beautiftul. The esquisite handles are crafted from millennia -old bog oak- each with its own certificate of authenticity.
Bog oak is a name for partially fossilized wood and is among the rarest woods in the world. Although most of this wood, as its name implies, originates from oak trees, partially fossilized yew or pine wood is also considered bog oak. The origins of this ancient timber are a mysterious, wonderful thing. Thousands of years ago, swamps, fens and bogs were often surrounded by huge, primeval forests full of massive oak trees. Due to storms, floods or other natural events, these trees would sometimes fall into these adjacent wetlands. This batch in particular comes out of Northern Europe
- Oak trees are rich in chemical compounds called tannins or tannic acid. Tannins are yellowish to brownish in color, astringent, and acidic in nature. Tannins are renowned for their powers of preservation. In effect, tannins have the ability to mummify organic matter when present in high concentrations.
Wetlands containing large numbers of dead oak trees naturally become saturated with tannins over time. This is the reason the mummified remains of ancient European bog bodies likeTollund Man are discovered thousands of years later in excellent condition. In fact, tannins were originally used by ingenious ancient people to tan animal hides. Words like tannins, tanning and oak tree (tanna in Old High German) have shared etymological origins, underscoring their close association over the centuries.
- Any tree that fell into a bog and sank quickly had a tendency to be preserved in the tannin-rich waters. However, some types of wood were preserved better than others. Oak is already an incredibly tough and rot resistant wood. And, because it naturally contains a large amount of tannins, oak gets a double-shot of tannins from the bog water. These circumstances are ideal for preserving wood, eventually turning it into bog oak.
- Over thousands of years, wetlands gradually fill in with organic matter. This process chokes off any oxygen from the submerged tree trunks, thus limiting bacterial activity. During this extended period without rot, iron and other minerals leach out of the surrounding soil and into the bog water. They then bind with the tannin saturated wood and displace some of its organic material.
- As a result, bog oak gradually darkens over the millennia, slowly turning from a light, golden brown wood into a lustrous, almost ebony-black color. This color change is just a guideline however. The tree species and local bog conditions can all significantly impact the final color of a piece of bog oak.
- In addition to taking on a dramatically deeper color, bog oak also becomes extremely dense. This is driven by the wood's partial mineralization, which also renders it almost rock-hard. While bog oak's physical properties vary considerably from specimen to specimen, it is generally very tough on cutting blades due to its excessive hardness.
- The handles are crafted from millennia- old Bog Oak- each with its own certificate of authenticity to be no less than 3249 years old swamp oak
- Hard and sustainable, has an incredibly high density.
- The shades and the natural streaks of the wood will be different and unique,the pattern on the handle looks absolutely stunning