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ZHEN Japanese VG-10 3-Layer Forged 8-Inch Slicer Chopping Chef Butcher Knife/Cleaver, Large

4.3 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

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  • MADE WITH JAPANESE TOP GRADE STEEL, 3 Layers forged, VG-10 Japanese stainless steel cutting core, HRC 60-62 hardness
  • Blade Length x Width x Thickness: 8" x 4" x 1.8 mm, 0.74 LBS, Made in Taiwan
  • Frost surface finish design to prevent food from sticking to knife body
  • Full tang design with durable sealed tight classic oval shape TPR handle to prevent slip & create comfortable holding
  • Long-lasting sharp edge designed for chopping meats, vegetables and fruit, Do NOT Chop bones, Steel is imported from Japan and quality made in Taiwan
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Product Description

This super sharp VG-10 Japanese stainless steel knife is constructed with VG-10 super steel for the middle core and clad with 2 layers of low carbon steel outside. This design could increase toughness, improve stain resistance and prolong knife life. The prefect weight balanced full length handle are made of TPR which is durable, non-slip, easy to clean, waterproof, bacteria-resist, comfortable and beautiful. Mirror polished stainless steel bolster and butt end design are made this knife even better. Every Zhen Premium knife comes with its own hand crafted gift box or storage box. DO NOT chop bone or use knife on hard surface like glass cutting board, tile and granite. Hand-wash your blades with gentle dish soap, rinse clean and towel dry immediately. Hone your blades with a steel or ceramic rod weekly to keep it sharp. Recommend to sharpen your blades with a whetstone at an angle of 15 - 20 degrees. 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 8 x 4 x 0.1 inches
Item Weight 11.8 ounces
Shipping Weight 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Manufacturer Zhen Premium Knife
ASIN B00E0EF7OQ
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Item model number A1T
Customer Reviews
4.3 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #187,721 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#27 in Kitchen & Dining > Kitchen Knives & Cutlery Accessories > Asian Knives > Chinese Chefs Knives & Cleavers
Date first available at Amazon.com October 31, 2011

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It came sharp enough to shave with, and I did.

Slicing is effortless, but it feels light. I actually appreciate how it balances in my hand.

The price is right. You're going to spend ~$200 for a knife of similar quality.

The handle is terrific. The tang was a solid piece of metal, ground flat in the middle, with the end cap left the width of the handle. It will last Forever. The grip is a sort of rubberized material, and it's bonded so tightly there is no place for water or gunk. I don't mean 'a crack thinner than a hair,' I mean there are no seams. I've used it twice daily for a year, and it's perfect. This is a better grip than my Wüsthoff knives. I especially like how the blade tapers into the handle, as it provides a very comfortable grip when holding the knife properly.

No Gimmicks. It seems like once you go above the $20 price range with a Chinese chef's knife, some cooking show personality or 'respected brand' is adding at least 100 bucks to the price tag. I know that is a valuable service because most people will never feel satisfied with their choice unless there is a brand or celebrity endorsement, but at the same time these products are usually marred with a logo, built from materials more suitable to European knives, or have 'distinctive' styling that gets in the way of functionality.

If you're the sort of person who has hand sharpened knifes since you were a kid and cooks by intuition, I think you'll find this knife a pleasure to use. But if you've been watching Alton Brown explain knives on youtube and he didn't rub you the wrong way, you should really spend the extra money and get Shun knives or whatever.

Caveats:
This is not a butcher's knife, as it is titled.
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It's my only knife that I feel safe using to chop up large rutabagas. I can safely pound the cleaver through a large rutabaga while keeping my fingers far away from the cutting edge. My gyuto, santoku, nakiri, and chef knives all tend to get stuck in large rutabagas and it's dangerous freeing the blade.

Is it a perfect object of exquisite beauty? No.

It is a solidly-built tool that I use in my kitchen almost every day, and the price was affordable.
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great knife ,, great for slicing , working in the kitchen since high school . big slicer works great when using your left hand knuckles as guide.
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A beauty. It is very sharp and lighter than I expected. It is not a cleaver in the traditional sense. It a multi-purpose knife. It cuts better than a western style chef knife. You get better leverage with the broad blade, especially if you do the knuckle slicing method. I like the shape of the handle, it's functions better ergonomically than the conventional cleavers.
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By Alli on February 25, 2013
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I own a few knifes from shun and the steel in this is compatible , holds its edge for a long time.
Factory edge is decent but would recommend using a 1000/6000 grit stone on it to get the edge
razor sharp . The knife profile is just AMAZING !!!, it is my go to knife at the moment and I
could not be happier with it.
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This Zhen knife claims to be a mimick of the Shun Chinese Chef Knife 8". Well, I own two of the Shun Chinese Chef Knives, and decided to purchase a Zhen one for my in-laws and also to test out the claims.

Out of the box, the Zhen knife is definitely very sharp. I did my usual "sharpness" test my slicing some food items (e.g. tomato, celery, semi-thawed chicken) and a piece of paper. I also test the blade against my thumb nail, which is a good indicator that the knife is sharp if the blade causes some friction against the nail. However, in comparison to the Shun knife, the Zhen knife blade is definitely slightly wider...maybe around 1.5 inch. Also, the Zhen knife weigh around 75% lighter than the Shun knife. One of the nice thing I like about my Shun Chinese Chef Knife is that its weight is just enough to assist with chopping food without me using much strength. With the Zhen knife, you do have to use a little more strength, but not much since the blade is pretty sharp. Finally, the handle of my Shun knife is straight, and the Zhen knife is a little curving downward. It was awkward to use at first since I am used to the straight handle of my Shun, but you get used to it pretty quickly.

Thus, overall I would give the knife a 5 star since it's a great quality knife and a great deal for the $59 price. However, since the company claims to be similar to the Shun Chinese Chef Knife, I knocked out a star since it's almost there (but not quite). Yes, I would seriously consider this knife again if my Shun ever got damaged considering I won't need to pay 3-4 times more in price to get the same Shun knife.
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The photograph in the write-up shows a densely printed and possibly engraved name, chinese characters, and the VG-10 imprint. VG-10 is a special steel with a precise chemical makeup: Carbon:1.0% Chromium:15.0% Molybdenum:1.0% Vanadium:0.2% Cobalt:1.5% Manganese:0.5%. and signifies pretty much the best knife steel you will find coming out of Japan. When I received the knife I ordered, it DID NOT SHOW THE VG-10 IMPRINT, and the markings on the knife appeared to be poor quality like it would wash off. The box it came in was printed with the ZHEN name, but there was NO DOCUMENTATION of any kind in the box. I was concerned about the lack of paperwork and was concerned that the knife I received was not marked the same as the knife in the photograph, so I returned it immediately. I have no experience using the knife.
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