MAIRICO Ultra Sharp Premium 8-inch Stainless Steel Chef Knife
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- The ultra sharp blade is engineered to deliver highly precise cuts with minimal effort. Cutting, slicing, chopping become so easy all of a sudden. It will be an amazing workhorse for your kitchen, perfect for cutting, chopping, trimming, slicing raw and cooked meats, hard and soft vegetables. In fact it becomes enjoyable to cut, chop and cook. You will reach for this knife at every opportunity you can because it outperforms every other knives in your kitchen. We guarantee it.
- At 8", it is the most desirable size by professionals. Sharp blade with premium stainless steel engineered to excel on as general purpose kitchen knife. Maintenance to keep the knife SUPER sharp is easy and it'll remain sharp for years. After every few uses, simply honing the knife for just a few seconds before cutting to maintain its amazing edge. (We realize that many home cooks do not own a good honing rod and have manufactured one, to be available in late Q3 2021. This purchase will quality you to get one for free, plus shipping & handling; just e-mail our support team with your order number when you see them for sale on our website ).
- ERGONOMIC DESIGN - The knife has been painstaking engineered with perfect weight distribution, full tang and triple-riveted handle for absolute stability. But not only good on paper, we actually got here after 41 prototype iterations and tests with subjects from different skill levels and various cutting needs. What we end up having is a knife that is not only super sharp but also feels perfect to hold and use no matter who you are and what your kitchen tasks may be.
- 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - We're confident you'll find the knife amazing, delivering enjoyable feel to each cut and is among the best kitchen knives you have ever owned. We know you'll absolutely love the knife. But if you're not happy for whatever reason, you have 30 days to return it for 100% refund.
This knife has been my daily driver for almost 4 years now. I definitely feel like I got my money's worth. I am nowhere near a professional but definitely a higher-level home cook and I think a good chef knife in this size range is the #1 most important tool to have. If you are looking for something much better than you can get off the shelf at Walmart or Target, but can't or don't want to spend 5-10x as much on a high-end brand, I would definitely recommend this one. So...why a review after 4 years? Well to be honest, I'm retiring this guy and splurging on something new and fancier but I feel like he deserves recognition for serving me well for all this time. I would always reach for this one over another my husband gave me as a gift that was around $100. This is a Japanese-style knife which is thinner and lighter, and I've come to determine I prefer a heavier & beefier Western knife with a little more curve to the blade. Also, I've been bringing this one to a cutlery shop to have it professionally sharpened every 2-3 months which isn't a huge deal, but I'm just ready for a higher quality steel that will hopefully hold an edge a bit longer. In closing, if you are someone looking for an entry-level real knife, this may very well be the best bang for the buck out there.
I bought this 2 years ago when it was much less reviewed and carried a lower price tag. It's a good deal now but was a fantastic deal back then, I guess they wanted to hit the market strong by selling it below value at first. After 2 years of use its still going strong after multiple sharpenings. Its still my wife's favorite knife! We've mostly taken good care of it but it has been left in standing water a few times and shows no signs of decay.
As an owner of some expensive chef knives from Germany and Japan, the quality, balance, and craftsmanship stands out. Taking it out of the box, I didn't expect much, given the price. But once in a while you'll come across a product, like this one, that exceeds all expectations.
I LOVE this knife! It's the first knife I reach for when cooking. It's lasted me 4+ years and is only just showing it's age with a little cracking in the handle. This knife owes me nothing, though. I cook in a seasonal kitchen and will bring it with me instead of using what knives are available. Holds an edge very well. I've had it professionally sharpened only once, otherwise just small upkeep with a handheld sharpener. Absolutely highly recommended!
It's a good knife to cut meat, chicken and other hard items. I also found it easy to cut vegetables--carrots, cucumbers, potatoes. It's not ideal for cutting delicate food like sashimi or tomatoes. In general, cost/benefit is great.