Posted By: Joe
- verified customerThis knife is beautiful out of the box. The wood ferrule is a huge upgrade compared to plastic. The blade weight and profile make for efficient cutting and food processing. The stainless cladding is supposed to make this knife easier to maintain, but the grainy texture is subject to staining from colored veggies (sweet potatoes and carrots, for example. I won't even consider cutting a beet with this knife). Also, the hard edged hammer marks are a esthetically beautiful, but they trap bits of food and juices. I absolutely will not cut any raw meat or fish with this knife. It would be negligent to do so. Trying to keep it clean has resulted in a polished finish replacing the beautiful textured patina in places, so simply using the knife as a tool has quickly resulted in a degradation of its artistic merit. I'm giving it 4 stars because it's such a great cutter, but it's a real stretch up from a 2 or 3 star review depending on if the knife staying beautiful is important to you or if you want to be able to cut everything without food safety concerns. There is no chance you could use this professionally.
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