Posted By: Nathaniel Gunnulfsen
- verified customerI'll start by stating this is a review for cooks. Folks working in the food industry day in and day out. I've been working in the industry for 9 years and am currently working as a sous in an upscale bistro (Not trying to brag, just want to offer some perspective). I purchased this knife about two months ago and am incredibly happy with it. It's not only a work of art but it performs even better than it looks. It is perfectly balanced, separates ingredients like a dream, and takes a wicked edge on a set of stones with little to no effort. With that being said, I do feel it important to state: THIS KNIFE IS NOT BOMB PROOF. A lot of the comments on here, and even the description make it sound like this knife will handle anything you throw a it. This is not true.Overall I certainly will not deny, this is a very durable blade, and with proper care, I am certain I will last a lifetime. However, it has a super thin edge that will not handle anything more than hard cheeses. Even these you should be very careful with. The knife itself comes with a packet warning you not to use it on frozen foods, or items such as butternut squash. One evening before service I had taken this knife to a whole salmon, during which I put it through a couple pin bones. I was discouraged to discover that even this was enough to chip the edge in several spots. I'll admit some of this disappointment was due to my ignorance, but I do feel a portion of it was also due to misleading reviews and descriptions. This knife will not be your universal tool or work horse and replace most other knives. You'll still need a beater for your dirty work, and for harder/tougher items.With that being said, please do not let this review discourage you from purchasing this knife, or others of the same brand. Even after chipping it, I was able to take it to a diamond stone, remove the chips, and take it to some finer stones for an edge you wouldn't believe. This is not only an instrument of precision and beauty, this is a piece of history. Just make sure you do your homework and understand everything that goes into caring for a knife such as this. I know I didn't. P.S. Mark and the rest of the crew at CKTG are par none. You can rest assured that in purchasing this knife, as well as anything else from this site, you will receive the best customer service out there and then some. If you have any questions, or even special requests, don't be afraid to reach out to them and ask.
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