Bought a New Knife

Posted by wanchan on May 15th, 2007 filed in Uncategorized

We were browsing through the local Bed Bath & Beyond the other day, and eventually ended up looking at their kitchen knives. Those of you who know me probably know that I love my sharp things. It seems that Calphalon is putting out a series of knives they’ve named Katana. I know the rest of their stuff is pretty good, and their knives looked cool at least. At least in theory the temper lines aren’t fake, but I’m not 100% positive of that. The feature that really caught my attention was the design of the handle. it’s got a very broad back, and feels pretty good in my hand.

I haven’t gotten to do any food prep with it yet, but I’m hoping it turns out as well as my beloved Wustof utility knife.

Update (May 18, 2007): The short version: “this knife is awesome.” As much as I love my trusty Wustof, this knife is actually better. I never thought I’d find a knife where I could actually bring myself to say that. The one category I can’t rate it better in (yet) is how well it holds its edge. Check back in a few years for my review of that ^_^. The edge it currently has is phenomenal. If you’re in the market for a good kitchen knife, I highly recommend the Katana series. This knife is almost absurdly well-balanced and comfortable in my hand, and was literally slicing a bell pepper like a warm knife through butter. It was crazy. Also the wide back on the blade makes it extra comfortable to place a finger along the back for extra power or precision. I do that all the time, so that’s a fairly important feature for me.

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