Utility knives are to be used in situations where a paring knife will fall short yet a chefs knife will be overkill. It is the fine line between them. Some people even choose to buy a utility knife in place of those 2 knives. These knives are great for trimming meat, cutting cheeses and sandwich deli as well as smaller vegetables.
This review is on the Dalstrong Shogun Series Utility knife. This utility knife by Dalstrong is part of their Shogun Series of knives. This series of knives are made out of VG-10 Japanese steel at 62+ Rockwell hardness, consisting of 66 layers of high carbon stainless steel, ensuring a constant sharp blade and good stain resistance. The blades are sharpened at 8-12 degrees on each side which enables for thin slicing and dicing. When compared to a knife of German steel, this knife has a sharper thinner blade thereby making it weigh less. The blade on these knives are not only sharp, but beautiful with intricate designs.
The knife came in a very classy gift box with a magnet closure, and included a handy booklet with instructions on how to properly use the knife as well as care instructions for the knife. Also included in the box was a nice key chain with the Dalstrong emblem on it. The knife has a very professional look and feel to it, comparable to other premium knives on the market.
This particular utility knife is 6 inches long, which is in between a chefs knife and a paring knife. The handle of the knife is both beautiful and ergonomic, fitting in the palm of my hand comfortably. The handle is composed of a fiberglass like material held in place by 3 rivets. At the base of the handle is a nice bolster which gives the knife nice balance.
Overall while using this knife, I was able to get clean smooth cuts. Whether it was sectioning an orange or hulling strawberries, it did the job well. Included with the knife was a quality sheath to protect the blade, which is great a great way to keep the blade sharp for longer.
I received this knife at a discounted price in exchange for my honest review, and these are my unbiased thoughts on the knife.
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