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I am quite specific about what type of knife I use. I looked at the blade, the handle, the sharpness, the length of the tang ext. When I saw this knife with the Cocobolo handle and full length tang I knew I had to buy it. Its price puts it in the luxury class for professional knives - I've checked and there aren't better ones out there. I just love the feel of good quality wood when I am using a knife. The blade is thin and sharp. The shape of the knife is modeled after the traditional Japanese santoku knives. I really enjoy cutting anything with this knife. The only problem with these types of knives is that they require extra care when using and washing them. Its not the type of knife you put in a dishwasher. Doing this will ruin the handle(the oils the wood has get washed off and it become coarse) and dulls the blade. HAND WASH ONLY. I do this with all my knives anyways so it wasn't any extra effort. Would really recommend this to any knives enthusiast that is looking for a new main knife for their kitchen.
This Santoku is something else. It has a razor sharp edge that I've been using for a while now, and it hasn't gone rusty or blunt like my other blades. Just in case, I've ordered the knife sharpener. You guys mention that it saves you time - it does. It really does. Now I can actually enjoy cooking without the urgency of orders coming through - thank you so much!
I will definitely be purchasing additional knives from this company. The quality and customer service was excellent. I purchased a santoku knife for a gift and they arrived in time and were even expedited by them at no request from me. Great purchase experience!
Santoku translates to three virtues or three uses, e.g. slicing, dicing and mincing in this case. This knife performs splendidly in all cases, thank you so much. It took a while to get used to, but once you do the handling is so amazing - this knife has definitely saved me at least 30 minutes of prep work every single day compared to using a cheap blunt blade. The amount of craftsmanship gone into this knife is well worth the money, and I simply can't compare it to any other knife I've bought. Vie Belles knives are truly outstanding - they're also magnificently sharp!
I got this for my dad as a Christmas gift. He collects knives, and doesn't mind cooking with them either. The packaging was lovely. He claims they are some of the sharpest knives he's ever worked with before, and was quite impressed.