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Calphalon Katana Cutlery 8-Inch VG Chef's Knife

4.4 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

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  • Calphalon katana cutlery 8-inch vg chef's knife
  • Features: knife construction: VG-1 Japanese steel for exceptional sharpness and ultimate edge retention; Key performance: exceptional sharpness, rigidity and edge retention; hand wash
  • Blade: Clad with 33 stainless steel layers for distinctive style, exceptional rigidity and rust-resistance; Traditional blade shapes enhanced for ease of use and precision
  • Bolster: Integrated bolster design provides secure, comfortable grip; Offers increased control; Encourages proper technique; Facilitates full blade involvement for smooth, efficient slicing
  • Handles: Patented, ergonomic polyresin, contoured for comfort and balanced for control and precision; Will not chip, crack or peel
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Material Steel Stainless Steel Steel Steel
Color Black Black Steel/Black Steel/Black
Dimensions 1.12 inches x 14.62 inches 1.18 inches x 16 inches 0.88 inches x 8.88 inches 1.12 inches x 13.38 inches
Item Package Weight 0.7 pounds 0.55 pounds 0.25 pounds 0.65 pounds
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Product Description

For day-to-day chopping, slicing and mincing; it dices onions and peppers, makes slender "matchstick" French fries and thinly shreds cabbage; the softly curved edge allows for a gentle, even rocking and gliding motion as you cut.

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  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 2.8 x 1.1 inches ; 1.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B004XAR3OE
  • Item model number: KN4008VS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,815 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here. [PDF]

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My name is Dave, i have been a professional Chef for the past fifteen years, in that time i have used about any high end knives you can think of. This Katana series really does keep pace with the best of them. I spend six to ten hours a day cooking or prepping food in a high end restaurant so this knife has seen some serious use (far more use in a few weeks than a home cook could put in if given a year), and hasn't let me down yet. I've been primarily using these knives at work, (they don't offer a ten inch chef, so i have to use my Miyabi 7000d 10" chef for some of the bigger jobs) and haven't had to do any real work on the edge of the knife except to use the ceramic hone before each use, just one swipe down each side of the blade at a twenty five degree angle. I hope this review is helpful for you and I'm sure you will find this knife to be worth every penny!
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This is no doubt THE best knife I have ever used. I bought this as a gift so didn't get to use it too much, but the build & weight balance is superb. It very effortlessly cuts through whatever you use it for. If this is the price range you are looking for, look no further.
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Holds a nice edge and easily sharpened. I also own another knife in this line and will be adding more to complete the line. the finish on the knife is beautiful and the way the handle tapers really feels natural in your hand.
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This knife has been used enthusiastically in my hands for about four years now. I also bought the 3 1/2" parer, but wound up only really using the 8" chef as I can easily use it for all my chefly duties. The steel sharpens easily and holds an edge well. After much heavy usage the edge only has some very minute nicks. I have always washed and dried it by hand. A couple of times it was left dirty for a long while that caused a bit of pitting, typical of any steel and easily cleaned using lemon juice.
I have large hands (to match the rest of me, I'm 6'2") and this is the most comfortable grip I have encountered on any knife. Recommended!
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I was looking to replace my other damascus kitchen knife that I broke the tip off of. I have had that knife for some 20 years and it's the only knife I use for all things cooking. I did some reading and research and was about to buy this very knife from my local Bed Bath and Beyond for a bit more than I got from Amazon, just had to wait a touch for shipping.
So far the knife has performed well. Amazingly sharp and seems to hold the edge. (then again I don't cut on glass or plastics or other dulling surfaces. But a good sharpening never hurts and I really like the folded steel blade. You don't see many kitchen knives like that.
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I have a pretty large set of these knives in a Calphalon block that I got separately, now. Started with this one. Superior blade weight and handling. I love the Nakiri blades for vegetables. Can slice a tomato very thinly and not mash it. Needs to be wiped after use, but if you have a dishcloth, it is pretty easy to get in the habit, isn't it? All carbon steel is prone to pitting if not cared for, so if you plan on getting a good knife, get used to caring for it. Otherwise, get some serated stainless thing that you can throw in the dishwasher and use to mascerate your food.
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If the measure of an item's utility is how often you reach for it this knife is at the top. I have a complete set of restaurant kitchen grade knives very close to my block with this knife, the slicer and the paring knife. I reach for the VG Katana knives every time. I'm not a foodie or anything like that. Just someone who cooks fresh food daily. I am also like the Dyson guy. I like things that work well. There is nothing wrong with those other knives, but these just feel better and somehow seem to work better too. The weight, the balance, the edge are just a cut above.

There are a multitude of choices when it comes to knives for cooking. These are on the expensive side. I have used expensive knives and never found them to be any better than the ones used by people on the line in restaurant kitchens. If fact I often found the latter to be superior because the handles were better and they were lighter.

These knives are made of superior laminated "VG" steel which makes them just a bit heavier than stamped knives, but they are forged which means the steel is packed and more dense near the cutting edge. But the design mimics that of a stamped knife which I feel is better, because there is no thicker hilt area which often just gets in the way. The handles are unique in shape and very nice to hold. They also promote proper handling of the knife, like being able to run your index finger along the top of the knife when you need to be precise.

I find the 3 knives I have are adequate for just about every task save boning. I would love to see a traditional boning knife added to the collection .
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