On this diet you become a chef whether you intend to or not and all that food prep includes a lot of work at the cutting board. Recently I acquired a Henckels Mikado 8 inch chef’s knife. It looks more or less like any other 8 inch chef’s knife, but with Japanese styling and a D handle without a protrusion near the butt.
My previous workhorse had been a generic version of a Chicago Cutlery chef’s knife. It was okay, but I had no idea how dull it was until I got the Henckel Mikado. It was like night and day – I could cut tomatoes with ease and grapes into paper thin slices. Truth be told, I was a little afraid of it for the first week. Now that I am accustomed to it I would miss it a great deal.
- Very sharp and versatile.
- D-shaped handle fits very comfortably in the right hand.
- Solid feel with good balance.
- Great style.
- Lifetime warranty.
- Some foods stick to the smooth blade.
- Handle is not made for the left hand.
- If you want something better than the bottom end, but don’t want to make a huge investment, the Henckels Mikado 8 inch chef’s knife is a great value.
Retail Price: $39.99 USD online at Bed Bath & Beyond