Pros: Weighted comfortable handle, CHeap
Cons: Broke in less than 2 years
“The handle on this knife is very comfortable. Very balanced weight gives a natural feeling when using. The blade on this knife is a dream to work with, holds an edge for a long period of time and sharpens easily with a few swipes on the steal. The “hollow ground” does make a little difference compared to regular knives, flick of the wrist the product falls off the knife with ease. The 8 inch...” --SicariiX
“Just got this a few weeks ago and so far it's been very reliable ” --Mahee Ferlini
“I am a culinary student and this was my first knife I ever had. I loved the way the handle was shaped and loved the weight I felt in my hand. The blade stays sharp and is a great length. After just 2 years of using this knife 6 days a week, the first inch of the tip of the blade snapped off. Have no fear, there is a lifetime guarantee. This knife got me through my first 2 years of school but I...” --13krama
Style: Gyutou, Steel Type: VG10 Cobalt (Stain-Resistant Steel), Saya Cover: Not Included, Blade: Double-Edged, Handle Material: Pressed wood with nickel silver bolsters, Hardness Rockwell C scale: 59-60. Available Sizes: 7.0", 8.2", 9.4", 10.5".
“ For the record, I do not own this knife yet, but have used it (and the rest of the Meridian Elite series), which belonged to my roommate, for the last three years. Also, this review will be similar to my review of any Messermeister Meridian Elite series knife, as my liking of these knives is for pretty much the same reason for each. I liked this knife initially...” --Paul Alfred
“The steel is high quality but this is not unique. Wusthof, F Dick and Henckels all offer high quality steel in their lines as well. What is unique is the fact that these knives have tapered bolsters which make for years of easy sharpening. Most German forged knives have large bolsters that run down the heel of the blade right to the edge. The other feature that is very nice is the edges are...” --
“ This thing is ridiculous. It is so big that there is very little control. However if you want to dice four roma tomatoes at one time it is possible! Also a great tool for cutting brisket!! I think I might want to bring it into work tonight just to have a little fun!! ” --ChefET
“About as good as it gets for a European made carbon steel knife. These knives are not for everyone. Some people find non-stainless to be too much of a chore. Others hate full-finger guards extending from the bolster; and still others prefer harder steel that doesn't roll as easily as whatever the heck the better Sabatiers (including K-Sabatier) use. Before going into the specifics of this...” --boar_d_laze
This knife has never failed me. In 30 years of nearly daily use (yes, I have used the same knife for 30 years!) it has become stained, and has acquired a small crack in the handle, but who among us does not show a little wear and tear? With occasional professional sharpening I can keep it razor sharp myself with a steel. No other knife takes an edge like carbon steel. I can not think of a...
Kikuichi is the only knife manufacturer today that can trace its roots back over 700 years with a legacy as a true samurai swordsmith. The beauty of the knives in this collection is only surpassed by their performance in the kitchen. How well a knife performs in the kitchen is determined by two primary factors; the quality of the steel used and the construction method. The Kikuichi Elite...