By all reports, this knife is sharp right from the box, and it holds its edge well. The tapered blade means that this knife is good for all types of chopping, slicing and dicing jobs in the kitchen. The bellied center gives it strength and the fine tip is good for all the lighter, finer tasks.
The Wusthoff chef’s knife has been designed in consultation with chefs. It is part of the Classic range which is the best-selling series in a wide range of Wusthoff knives.
Kamikoto has its headquarters in Tokyo Japan. This family business has been making fine kitchen knives since 1908. The family tradition goes even further back to the days when they forged traditional Katana blades.
The knives have a solid one-piece stainless steel design for a more comfortable grip and convenient usage. The whole set weighs 3.55 pounds and has dimensions of 16 by 14 by 5 inches, meaning you won’t have much trouble looking for space to store the set or moving it across the countertop.
The knife is handcrafted in Japan using the Kasumi knife-making technique used to make the ancient samurai sword. This technique gives it a smooth, soft exterior that prevents the food from getting stuck on the blade.
It’s usually after a while, when our new knives have started losing their edges and leaving rags and tears on their cuts, that we realize the need for a good sharpening device.
This chef’s knife sports a larger than average blade with the sharpness and heft that can quickly cut through heaps of food. The large flat surface is also a perfect platform for lifting and moving the chopped food from cutting board to pan.
The knife is one of the most basic kitchen implements in existence— a chef simply can’t function without one. Since it’s so fundamental, it’s worth spending the extra time and energy to find the best kitchen knives.
This unusual piece of cutlery is meant to be used on tough foods like meats and squash. It is heavy, and can be used as a cleaver, but is sharp enough for more delicate slicing as well. Plus, it’s a great conversation starter.
In this article, we’ll examine the best kitchen knife sets, and offer our thoughts on the positives and negatives of different styles.
What makes the reputation of J.A Henckels knife sets? Originating from “the city of blades” in Germany helps, of course. Then it’s the great marketing. But there is no doubt it is the quality of their knives that withstands the hundreds of years of history.
The knife with the widest blade in the set is the chisel. It has a sharp edge at the opposite side of the handle, and is used for cutting hard, crumbly cheeses into large chunks. Think Cheddar, Swiss, Colby, brick and Parmesan cheese.