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
“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
“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
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".