Since I have been searching for a new chef knife, where better to find it then the internet. Especially when there are many knife review blogs these days. Due to the amazing chef knives reviews online, I have narrowed down my options to two great knives. They are the Wusthof Classic 8-Inch Chef Knife and the Shun Classic 8-Inch Chef Knife. A German and a Japanese brand.
The Wusthof Chef’s Knife
This chef knife looks very classy and traditional through the photos. It has a full tang blade that the handle is secured to it with three rivets. This will give a more secure feeling to the user. It also has a full bolster in the middle. The addition of the bolster is what I think gives this chef’s knife the perfect balance.
Since this knife is a made out of a one-piece stainless steel that has been forged, pieces of food will not get stuck to it as it is easy to clean. The edge of the knife has been said to be extremely sharp and with the weight, it has been known to slices through vegetables or poultry by just gliding it across.
The Shun Chef’s Knife
The Japanese made this chef knife very easy on the eyes. It has a Damascus Steel look to the blade which is created when the stainless steel blade is cladded with 32 layers of stainless alloy. This makes the blade much more durable but the blade has been said to be thinner than normal western knives. However, the edge has been sharpened up to 16 degrees on each side which is much sharper than normal western knives.
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Moreover, the handle of the knife is also unique. The glossy finish on the PakkaWood handle made me doubt to comfort of it but many did not complain about it. In fact they seem to like the shape of the handle. Similar to the Wusthof, the blade is connected to the handle which is also easy to clean and maintain.
I have made my decision to purchase the Shun Classic Chef Knife. Since I’ve been using German Knives my entire life, I chose to buy something different and experiment with when it arrives. Through the raving reviews, I hope I made the right decision.