Kershaw, founded in 1974, has been manufacturing cutlery for forty years. Many knife enthusiasts collect and revere Kershaw for their award-winning finely-honed hunting and fishing knives.
Kershaw brings this craftsmanship to the manufacture of Kershaw kitchen knives, which come from the same stable as the famous Shun kitchen knives— the KAI group. Kershaw kitchen knives are very affordable, but they are well-balanced and crafted from fine-quality materials that will keep their edge over time.
Kershaw Kitchen Knives Review: Best Features of the Kershaw Chef’s Knife
The chef’s knife is the most important tool in a kitchen. It is used for a wide range of food preparation tasks. The quality of the blade, the grip, and the overall balance of the knife are what we’ll go into as we explore this Kershaw chef’s knife.
The Kershaw chef’s knife sports an 8-inch blade that is made from AUS6A stainless-steel, as is all of the knives in the Kershaw 9900s series. This material is corrosion-resistant and stands up well to rust even when the knife is kept in suboptimal conditions. The steel is also stain-resistant.
The blade is stamped, making it thinner and more flexible than a forged blade.
It can keep its edge for a long time, and when it dulls, it’s relatively easy to sharpen. The fine steel steel plays a part in raising the knife’s overall longevity. Kershaw adds to the steel a satin finish that not only improves the stain resistance of the blade but also makes it more good-looking.
The Kershaw Chef’s Knife has a full tang. Extended from the blade and running through all of the handle, the tang ensures that the knife is durable and that it is able to absorb force.
As a stamped knife with a plastic handle, it is light-weighted. The ergonomics offer decent balance, making it comfortable to handle and makes chopping and slicing so much easier.
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This Kershaw kitchen knife has a mixed polymer handle. It is both comfortable and easy to grip, and your hand won’t slip easily. The handle is made from glass-thread reinforced synthetic polymer, a strong, rigid, and stable material. It is also heat resistant, dimensionally stable, and wear resistant. The plastic sure doesn’t look pretty, but this knife is not designed to serve as a souvenir anyway.
It also is lightweight, durable, and easy to clean. This is a multi-purpose knife that is easy to maintain. It’s dishwasher safe, but we recommend hand-washing it immediately after use and keeping it dry to increase its lifespan.