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Classic Chai Dao Knife - 7"
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- Forged from single piece of high-carbon stainless steel with a black polymer handle
- Made with Wusthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) to create a blade that retains its edge 30 percent longer
- Stain resistant
- Each blade is proudly and beautifully stamped with the Wusthof name
- Full tang, triple riveted
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For comparison, I'll bring in my Shun santoku and Victorinox Forschner Fibrox chef's knife. The chai dao weighs just about the same as the santoku, and more than the Victorinox (everything weighs more than the Victorinox--but that's not a complaint). The balance at the bolster is excellent. The blade is just a shade thinner than that of the santoku, and wider than that of the chef's knife.
For dicing an onion or other softer vegetables, all three knives do a great job, and choosing one of them is a matter of whichever you find more comfortable to hold. I give the chai dao an edge on this (okay, pun intended) because I find the santoku a little uncomfortable to hold at the bolster, and the Victorinox definitely wants to be held by the handle. For dicing carrots, the Victorinox doesn't work as well as the other two because it's lighter, and the heft of the santoku and chai dao knives helps one get through the carrot.
For slicing chicken breast for stir-fry (or whatever you're making), the chai dao shines. When I slice meats I usually have a little wrist action involved as I pull across the flesh, and the curvature of the blade keeps the edge where it needs to be. The santoku's lengthened curve tends to pull away from the board for that, as does the chef's knife; the shorter blade length of the chai dao also seems better suited to this task.
For chopping herbs I find that I'll choose either the chai dao or the chef's knife. I think I like the chai dao somewhat better for this, but I'll need a few more trials to firm up that opinion.Read more ›
Having said all that, I bought this to add to my other knives. I've used it to cut vegetables and a few other tasks and I can already tell it will be one of my "go to" knives. The knife is lighter than my full-sized chef's knife so it will cause less fatigue when used for a lot of prep work. The edge is extremely sharp so it cuts easily through anything you can throw at it. What I like the most about it is the slightly curved profile which makes the rocking motion of cutting (the "correct" method of cutting) much smoother than a straight blade.
I would recommend this knife to anyone who already has a basic set of knives (a chef's knife, a filet, knife and a paring knife) as a valuable addition to your cooking "tool bag."
I bought it because I could not afford the Giada de Laurentiss mezzaluna knife .
This one has the right curvature to make it easy to chop vegetables, herbs, etc. I also like the weight and the extra wide blade.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What can I say? I love this knife so much I have to force myself to use the Wusthoff Nakiri knife which is another great knife. But this Chai Dao makes the Nakiri look bad 😃Published 3 months ago by PJ
Love the feel and the weight of this knife. So great to use a really excellent quality piece of cutlery. It is my go-to knife for nearly all cutting.Published 6 months ago by rendykay
Well made knife. This is easier to use than any other knives we have. We use it for chopping, slicing, dicing...it's a go to knife.Published 8 months ago by Shopdaddy
Was a bit tentative about buying this blade shape, we actually use it more than our Santoku now. Almost cleaver-like, but very handy. Read morePublished 13 months ago by M2
This is my first "pro style" knife. My son is a chef and he hates what he calls my kitchen crap knifes. He got this for me for mom's day. It is amazing! Read morePublished 14 months ago by Terrilee
This is an amazing knife. I use it mostly for vegetables and it is wonderful and sharp. I love all my Wusthof knives.Published 15 months ago by meokirk