Mac Knife Professional Hollow Edge Chef's Knife, 8-Inch
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- 2.5mm blade
- Pakka wood handle
- Hand wash is recommended Not dishwasher safe
- Made In Japan
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--The knife typically comes with an excellent factory edge that is indeed razor sharp. It glides through vegetables like they are not even there.
--It is extremely light and agile, making you feel like you could handle a much larger blade. This is a big deal. I strongly recommend someone comfortable using a heavy 8" German knife to consider a 9.5" or even 10.5" Japanese knife (too bad there is no MTH-100). The benefits of a longer knife are huge. The handle, too, is excellent.
--The MAC actually looks much better than in the picture, with a much higher polish on the blade and a decent looking handle.
--I haven't owned it long enough to talk about edge-retention, but it will almost certainly beat a German knife if cared for properly.
Cons/things to be aware of:
--You may have to change you cutting style. This is the big one. If you are like me, and you have learned to cut with the more European style of a pretty active back and forth slicing/rocking motion with the tip resting on the board, this knife will feel awkward at first. It's so sharp that the edge actually bites into my cutting board (a fairly standard wood one) even when using minimal force, causing the knife to drag, slow down and feel uncontrolled and dangerous. You will likely have to switch to a more japanese style of cutting vegetables with more push-cutting and less sawing action.Read more ›
This knife is thinner, lighter, the steel is harder, it holds a edge better, and is more nimble then a comparable Western knife like a Wusthof or Henckel. Some may not like that. I do, although you don't want to use it like a clever and you probably could get away with that with Wusthof or Henckel. They both have their place but I like the MAC for my style of use.
Some have recommended the Forschners from Victorinox . I tried the paring set for $10 and the serrated parer or sandwich knife. They are sharp but not as sharp as the MAC's and don't hold an edge as well. Also, the Fibrox handle, at least on the paring knives, is so small it gets lost in my hand. I cut a hard crusty French bread with the serrated knife and the points were showing signs of blunting or rolling over.Read more ›
Macs are extremely sharp and stay that way for a long time. They are comfortable to hold and have the right weight - lighter and more manuever than European knives but with just enough substance to handle any job. That's especially true of the higher line Macs.
Comparisons? I have tried most major knife brands but only Macs have turned me into a devoted follower.
I like Wustof and Messermeister best among European makers, but those knives are less sharp, need more frequent sharpenings and they are a touch too heavy. I don't care for Henkels.
Shun and Global are excellent, but quirky and usually more expensive in comparable lines to the MAC professional series. Tojira is not quite as sharp as Mac and bit more difficult to hold.
Dexter Russell and Victorinox are fine budget brands. I give them away as gifts.
Properly cared for, the Macs should last a lifetime for a regular home cook. They won't need to be sharpened as much, either.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
While this is a great knife from a great company MAC, sharpness, construction etc.., just didn't appreciate the curve on the blade. So, went with the French pattern model MBK-85. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Bronco
Even if you're not a cook (like me), this knife will actually make you WANT to get into the kitchen. Read morePublished 1 month ago by S. Street
This knife is total garbage. I don't even think it's real, the ink on the blade is wearing off. There are tons of rust spots developing in spite of the fact that I've carefully... Read morePublished 1 month ago by CC12
Got this as a gift for my husband who's a chef and he loved it! He said it cuts like a hot knife through butter!Published 1 month ago by Nancy A
Quite simply the best chef's knife you can buy. Japanese precision in a blade. It feels supremely balanced in your hand. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Steve M.
Great knife. Very sharp, it's easily been the best kitchen upgrade we've had.Published 2 months ago by Louis Birdmen
Didn't know what I'd been missing until I used this bad boy! Glides right through and makes salad making fun!Published 2 months ago by BB Goose
I have a lot of quality knives and this one ranks among the best. Very sharp out of the box and effortless to cut with. Great balance and fun to use. Highly recommendPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
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