Posted By: Alden
4 people found this review helpfulI have had this knife for the better part of a year now and it has been a god send to, not only my efficiency in the kitchen but to the precision in which I can work. Admittedly I know very little about steel and tempering and the knife making process but what I can attest to is the longevity, versatility, and durability of this knife. You can feel the soul of the knife maker in this stunning piece of art. I work in a very demanding kitchen cutting one of the most versatile arrays of produce and meats you will find anywhere in the states and this knife can tackle any task thrown at it with grace and confidence. I use this knife daily to cut root vegetables, acidic fruits, delicate herbs, fillet fish, debone poultry, clean steaks, cut bread, open bags and any other task where a sharp edge is required. I have dropped this knife on tile floors left it soaking in water, run it through bones, and used it in ways that no knife should ever be subjected to and it hasn't so much as blinked in the face of it. The worst I've gotten it to do is warp the edge very minority which only required a few minutes on the stones to push past the matrix. This knife has an unparalleled edge retention and I have often gone three to four weeks without needing to sharpen it while being used for 8 hours a day in intense kitchen work. The description of this knife on the site is underwhelming as truly this knife can be sharpened to 12 or 11 degrees leaving a 2 mm wide edge on it for a month at a time without any signs of slowing down. The handle has not warped, cracked, chipped, or swollen from the abuse I have thrown at it constantly subject to extreme temperature change and overwhelming moisture content and there is no step anywhere in the handle. I cannot recommend this knife more for anyone who works in the professional world of cooking. From delicate tasks to hard manual labor this knife truly can handle it all and come back out on the other side better for it. It is a knife with soul that breaths in your hand and speaks with its own soul. I could not be more happy with a knife and it will be my companion for years to come.
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