Zanmai makes some really great knives that are the perfect choice for people looking for easy to maintain, good looking kitchen cutlery. The level of fit and finish of their knives is stellar. They use the best materials in the construction of both blades and handles, while incorporating the latest manufacturing techniques to ensure quality time after time. We are very impressed with the superb fit and finish of not only the blade but also the lovely hybrid pakka wood handle which is perfectly blended into the welded stainless steel bolster. The end cap is mirror polished and the scales are attached with three stainless rivets.
The knife is made from VG-10 stainless steel and is covered with a 33-layer damascus pattern stainless steel which further protects the blade and adds a wonderful aesthetic quality to the package. Mcusta hardens the inner core steel to an HRC rating of about 61 to ensure a tough edge but not a brittle one. These knives are laser cut from a pre-forged sheet of this steel combination. They are not stamped blades. The blades are then sharpened with Zanmai's Hamaguri V-Cut form. The profile of this blade is suited to all kinds of cutters, be they rock or push types. Although the blade is quite robust at the spine, it tapers to a lovely thin tip.
This is a great knife for pros and home chefs alike. Easy to maintain, great looks, and fit and finish of the highest order.
CKTG is at heart a small business so the service is personal. They are one of the rare companies that actually dispatch the order the same day as receiving it and provide tracking information. It is great to deal with an individual by name and itís evident that they take pride and love in what they do.
Had a problem with one of the products and they went out of their way to resolve. I would highly recommend dealing with this company. Itís nice to find a company who cares and they will get me as a return customer.
Mark is great at answering questions for knife nuts of all levels. His service is second to none. Really appreciate the time he puts into every email as well as the free forum he hosts.
Great experience working with Chef Knives to Go. Quick delivery, and they are great about returning emails. I'm actually waiting on my second knife from them. I'm sure there will be more to come.
Loved the instructional videos on the website.
Great service and quick shipping. Best selection of Japanese knives around. I recommend this site to all of my fellow culinary professionals!
Top quality service. None better.
Always the best. Quick shipping, description matches what is delivered and the price, you can't beat them. I always come here to order anything I might need for the kitchen and I am never disappointed.
I ordered several Christmas presents from Chef Knives To Go. Everything arrived as promised and all who received gifts from there were happy with them.
As always, the shopping experience at Chef Knives to Go was excellent. Fast, free shipping, great website description of the product, and the confidence instilled in me because I know that if there are any problems the good people at Chef Knives to Go will help me work it out.
My go to company for kitchen gear. Awesome selection of knives and tools. Super fast shipping. Never had a problem and questions about all products are answered quickly. Great customer service.