Pros: Sharp, balanced, thin tip.
Cons: Slightly pricy
Pros: Weighted comfortable handle, CHeap
Cons: Broke in less than 2 years
“I have been through three butcher blocks by this company and each one has developed hairline cracks. The butcher block, on the whole, seems well made and has held up well. No warping, easy on knives, and seemed to hold the counter securely. I have been in contact with their customer service and they were very friendly and accommodating and replaced each board. They gave good suggestions on care...” --wwatt7262
“ I had a Chef's Choice 130 electric sharpener for several years and bought the Smith's Adjustable Edge Pro Electric Knife Sharpener (SAEP) several months ago because it allowed you to manually adjust the sharpening angle for the style of the knife you wanted to sharpen (chef's, santoku, paring, utility, boning, fillet, pocket knife, hunting/outdoor knife, etc). The owners/user manual lists...” --JimA
The revolutionary knife sharpener with fast, easy and professional results. The Diamond Fingers technology ensures a sharp blade in seconds. Quick and easy technology keeps your knife blades sharp with just a few swipes. Compact and perfect for on-the-go chefs, home cooks and outdoor enthusiasts.
“I bought this sharpener about a month ago at Costo. I had wanted a diamond grinder for a while to bring back some older knives I had. For that it is superb. It will give a very dull knife an edge sharp enough to shave your arm in very short order. However, if it's a high quality knife you'll want to stop there as you'll just ruin the blade trying to get it any sharper. ...” --DrLogik
“I've had this little knife over a year now and I use it a LOT. It is probably the third most used knife in my kitchen (After my chef's knife and bread knife). It arrived pretty sharp (at least by my standards) thanks to Wusthof's new(ish) PTEC process. I beleive this process gives the blade a more 'Japanese' bevel angle of around 15 degrees a side. It is also nice and...” --4Barry
“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
“I have had this knife for about four years now and I love it I use it all the time during service because of its small size I find its easy to have out and can hold its edge well enough to do the quick small jobs that are needed when on the line (i.e scoring fish skin cutting chops out of a rack of lamb. I used to work in a small kitchen with limited space so having my French knife out on...” --Mark Hernen
Shapton Glass Stones feature the highest quality ceramic abraisves on the market. Shapton stones do not need to be soaked in water, you simply splash on a little water and go. Shapton engineers have combined high quality ceramic particles, a uniform particle size, and the perfectly even distribution of those particles resulting in one of the finest sharpening abrasives available today....
“ 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...” --