very sharp and perfectly sized chef knife. This is my go to knife for all my food prep. beware you need to keep the blade sharpened and you need an asian knife sharpener unless you have been taught properly how to sharpen asian style blades. They are different than german or american made knives. very happy with this knife!
These knifes are not only sleek and beautiful to look at they are constructed strong out of one solid piece of German steel. Cooking is definitely more efficient thanks to these. Highly recommend these!
Excellent product. My hard german steel knives were sharpened with a few light strokes on each side. Works better than my mechanized diamond sharpener. Can't beat it for the price.
I researched these online to get an idea about the quality. Norpro seems to manufacture a lot of commercial kitchen items of stainless steel, and a few cutlery pieces. These have a good weight, and they fit well in my hand (I don't have very big hands though). The blades are stamped X50CrMoV 15, which is a molybdenum-chromium vanadium steel, also called German steel, which is apparently the same steel used by the famous German knives we all have heard of. I understand there is an even better grade of steel out there, but for my purposes these surpass what I was looking for--a decent set with good quality that I could grab for quick prep when I didn't want to get into the good knives we have. I have yet to use the special peeling knife with the concave blade, but it should be useful for paring and peeling veggies. I am pleased they were such a good buy.
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