Posted By: Jason Guthrie
- verified customerI have owned this knife for more than 8 years and I can say without a doubt that it is my favourite, it has never let me down despite the abuse I have given it. Although I own knives 3 or 4 times the price of this one, it still is the most pleasant to use.It is quite easy to sharpen on water stones and strops, and will keep its edge unusually long (due to the VG-10 steel which is usually only found in knives 3 times the price) i.e. I need to sharpen it every 3 months but that is with 10 hours of use, 5-6 days a week in a commercial setting (and I re-sharpen when I can no longer get a shaving edge after stropping only).Once you get used to the size you can do everything with it, it truly is a universal knife. From fine paring work (no need for a paring knife if your hands are big enough) to heavy veg prep work to butchering and filleting, it never has an issue.The fit and finish is great for the price point; it is shaving sharp out of the box and the box itself lasted a quite few years of daily use before it disintegrated (which is quite a lot for a cardboard display box). The service from CKTG is the best I have ever dealt with, from any online store bar none.Although I have retired from commercial cooking, this knife is a dream in the home kitchen and very few people would find its size a limitation. There is a reason why it is loved by so many, so if you are hesitant I hope my opinions sway you in the right direction. You wont be disappointed.(Especially if you are an apprentice purchasing their first knife, I highly recommend avoiding the victorinox chefs knife as they are a true pain to sharpen, dont hold their edge and just dont feel as nice in the hand, whilst being only slightly cheaper. Once you see the light, you will never go back).
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