Being that chef knives are one of the most essential tools in any kitchen, I have used many in the past. Some things to look for are a comfortable handle, a blade that retains it’s edge, and a nicely balanced weight throughout the knife. This review is on a premiere knife and there’s lots to say about it.
This review is on the Dalstrong Shogun Series X Gyuto Chef Knife. This chef knife is part of their Shogun Series of knives. The “X” indicated at the end of it’s name refers to a series of blades that have a hammered tsuchime finish which similar to the rivets on a santoku helps prevent food from sticking to the blade. This feature also adds a look of professionalism to the knife, which will definitely give you that edge over others in a food competition.
The eight inch blade of the knife is constructed with VG-10 Japanese steel with 62+ Rockwell hardness. This blade like other professional Japanese blades consists of many thin layers of steel pressed together, producing a uniformly thin and light blade.
The handle of the knife consists of a full tanged design held in place by three rivets. The handle is both comfortable and nice looking. It is made of a garolite material which proves to provide ample grip and fits very well in my hand.
Chef knives see most o the kitchen work I do, and having one that is comfortable means a lot to me, as it not only lets me work longer without my hands getting stressed, but also allows me to work faster, which is key in the food production business.
The knife came packaged ready to be gifted in a magnetic closure box, which adds to the professionalism of this knife. Included with the knife was a BPA free plastic sheath, a soft cloth, keychain and a little booklet with use and care info on the knife.
I received this knife at a discounted price in exchange of my honest review, and these are my unbiased thoughts on it.
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