ZHEN - Zhen 3-Layer Vegetable Chop Knife
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This Forged Steel Knife is made from 3 layers. The core layer of VG-10 Stainless Steel is clad with two layers of high-carbon steel, one on each side. This layering created a super sharp blade that is durable under heavy use.
The perfect weight balanced full length handle has TPR (rubber) grip sure holding for working in wet conditions. The frost surface finish prevents food from sticking to the knife body. Mirror polished stainless steel bolster and butt end design have made this knife even better. Every ZHEN Premium knife comes with its own handcrafted gift box or storage box.
The most important attribute for a chef’s knife is its ability to be sharpened and stay sharp. The VG-10 stainless steel from Japan is heat treated to a hardness of HRC60-62.
The oval design of the handle gives you comfortable use both left- and right-handed.
All ZHEN knives have a traditional western double-bevel edge.
DON’T chop bone or use this knife on a hard surface like a glass cutting board, tile, and granite. Hand-wash your blades with gentle dish soap, rinse clean and towel dry immediately. We recommend sharpening your blades with a whetstone at an angle of 15°. Stainless steel is imported from Japan and quality made in Taiwan.
Handle Length 120mm (4.72")
Handle Width 22mm (.86")
Handle to Tip Length 305mm (12")
Chin to Tip Length 180mm (7.0")
Blade Height at Chin 70mm (2.75")
Width of Spine at Handle 1.6mm (.06")
Width of Spine above Chin 1.6mm (.06")
Width of Spine at Middle 1.6mm (.06")
Width of Spine 1cm from the tip 1.6mm (.06")
Weight 8.5 oz. (241g)
Handle material TPR
Country of origin Steel from Japan, Made in Taiwan
A Fantastic Addition To Any Kitchen!
I saw this knife featured in one of there daily deal e-mails and decided to give it a shot and buy one for the kitchen. The knife arrived this afternoon and I am extremely happy with it and for the money, its hard to beat. Well balanced, feels good in the hand and incredibly sharp right out of the box. I am very familiar with VG-10 steel since my spyderco pocket knife I have been using for years uses it and I can tell you the steel is very hard, retains an edge extremely well and would seem to be a good choice for this application. If your considering this knife or something with similar specs, go for it and you will be pleasantly surprised once you see it up close and get to hold it. This is a bit of a stretch though "Every ZHEN Premium knife comes with its own handcrafted gift box or storage box." because its just a cardboard box just thick enough that the knife doesn't cut through so don't buy it for that reason. Overall, I should have bought (2) during the daily deal but even at regular price, its worth every penny.