The Takayuki Grand Chef is aptly named. It is indeed a knife in the grand tradition of knife making and designing, sporting a classic chef knife profile with the look and feel of a finely crafted instrument. The knife deserves the name.
It is a mono steel construction cut from a piece of AEB-L stainless steel. This steel is made in the famous Udderholm factory in Sweden. It is reputedly one of the finest stainless steels in the world. While mono steel knives might lack the handmade feel and look of other forged blades, they make up for this with their precision, consistency, and durability. The fully stainless construction make them a breeze to maintain. This is essential in many home or professional kitchens. It is a really versatile blade due to its moderate length and great balance of blade height and edge profile.
This is a really well made knife at a very special price. If you are looking for an efficient and focused tool that fulfills its tasks with no muss or fuss, this is a great place to start looking.
Line: Grand Chef
Location: Sakai, Japan
Construction: Mono Steel
Weight: 6.5 oz
Blade Length: 209 mm
Overall Length: 330 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2.2 mm
Blade Height: 45 mm
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