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I have had a version of this knife for more than ten years, and it's still my favourite knife. Realised there was no reason not to buy duplicates so if one was in the wash (Dishwasher safe! Hooray!) I'd still have another. And so it has proved. This new version has a slightly different handle but it is still easy to hold. The curve of the blade enables a lovely rocking action that is great for fine chopping. And being brand new it is more than razor sharp - I've only cut myself on it once so far, brushing against the blade, and fortunately it was no worse than a paper cut. Judging by the old one's persistence I have every reason to believe this knife will still be cutting beautifully in twenty year's time.
I originally gave this knife a stellar, 5 star review. I am sorry to say that I have had to downgrade it to 2 stars. The first knife that I purchased, was very sharp, and worked perfectly. Within a week, I noticed a tiny chip missing from the blade. I was shocked at this, because I was only using the knife to cut tomatoes and vegetables, and bread- nothing else. I returned the chipped knife, and received a second knife. Again, a small chip was missing from the blade. I have a Victorinox army knife, that would slice wood, it is so sharp. That is why I bought this knife. Perhaps I happened to get a faulty batch, made from sub-standard steel?? I don't know. All I know is that I have to return the second knife, also. It needed to be sharpened within 2 weeks of having it, too. I am just disappointed in these knives. I will spend some more money, and get a good Japanese knife, this time.
Love this knife, excellent all-rounder, very sharp, easy to clean (no tricky corners to get into). So good this is my second having purchased the first one 15+ years ago, which is still going strong, I just wanted another so I wouldn't have to keep washing it every five minutes :)
Comfortable and holds an edge really well, perfect if you are a commercial chef who wants a workhorse blade that will last and hold it's own against pricier options or a home cook who wants to splash out a little on a knife that will probably last you a lifetime and is loads better than the weird, gimmicky knives you can buy at most home supply shops.
I really didn’t know what good quality sharp blades were meant to feel like until I came across these. So light and sharp and has improved my cutting technique greatly. Now cutting fruit and vegetables is done with ease and I no longer dread it. The price is incredible and I will never buy supermarket ones while these are on the market !
Fantastic knife - quite a step up from the crappy one I had before. Very sharp and the no nonsense steel / durable plastic handle make it easy to wash. Have had it a few months now using it every day and still works good as new.