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J.A. Henckels International CLASSIC 8" Chef's Knife
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- Made in Spain
- Fabricated from high-quality German stainless steel
- Fully forged construction offers durability and a seamless transition from blade to handle
- Professional, satin-finished blade boasts precision cutting and is finely honed for long-lasting sharpness
- Ergonomic, traditional triple-rivet handle gives balance and comfort
- Dishwasher safe
- Large-sized 8-inch multipurpose chef's knife for chopping, mincing, slicing and dicing. Product assembled in Spain. Blade sourced from Germany
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Experience confidence with each cut. The Henckels International CLASSIC 8" Chef's Knife boasts a precision, fine-edge blade that is honed for long-lasting sharpness. Chop potatoes, dice apples, mince shallots and slice salmon effortlessly—this kitchen workhorse is up for almost any task. High-quality German stainless steel strengthens this durable, Spanish-made knife. With a seamless transition from blade to handle, the knife's fully forged construction provides balance as the traditional triple-rivet handle encourages tireless cutting. Henckels International makes essential kitchen tools every home chef needs. From steak knives to spatulas, every product boasts high quality at an exceptional value. Created in 1895 by Zwilling J.A. Henckels, this value-driven brand guarantees the same durability, design and ease of use for which the global company is known. Equip your kitchen with expertise with Henckels International.
A good chef's knife becomes your daily kitchen companion. It's used for everything from prepping steaks for the grill to finely mincing onions, and chances are you'll reach for it every time you cook--so it better be good. This lower-priced line from Henckels is a great value: excellent quality knives with their standard lifetime warranty. There's good balance, and the handles are a shade heavier than other lines, which some cooks will prefer. The 8-inch blade length is the most practical for multipurpose use, and regular sharpening will keep the stainless-steel blade razor-sharp. It's only minimally flexible, which makes it a great choice for vegetables such as potatoes and turnips. While it's dishwasher-safe, unless it needs sanitizing after use with raw meat, it's often easier to hand wash. --Jill Lightner
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Pictured: dial caliper reading showing old blade is 0.111 inches, and new blade is 0.078 inches.
I can't praise this knife enough. I have used many different chef's knives, at home and in many friends' kitchens, for decades. While this one is not the most expensive, it is far and away my favorite – absolutely indispensable to me. When I rent vacation homes, I actually wrap it up and bring it with me, such is my frustration with other knives.
I love the grip, the weight, the way it balances in my hand, the curvature of the blade, and everything else about this knife. I also love that it resharpens beautifully (I have a top-quality home sharpener). The older of my two of these knives still functions exactly the way it did when I first bought it many years ago. This new one has just arrived, and I have only used it for a few days, but i am thrilled that it appears to be absolutely identical to the first one.
On downside, this knife is not well balanced. You hold it by the spine with your thumb and index finger, and the handle will sink. The handle is not that comfortable either. Neither is the sharp spine. Maybe I'm spoiled by Victorinox knife, a perfectly balanced one that fits like a glove in my hand. For now, Victorinox is still my go-to knife.
Oh, another problem that I forgot. If you look at Victorinox or MAC knife, you'll see that the bottom of the blade is at a slight angle to the handle. This knife's blade is parallel to the handle. That makes it a bit awkward for slicing action. Works nicely for slamming tho.
This knife is also gigantic - it's the largest kitchen knife I've ever wielded, yet weight and balance together allow for very precise handling.