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I've been using this knife at my work place kitchen for about 6 months now. Let me tell you, it's an amazing knife! On any normal day I can chop 4 to 5kg of diced onion. The knifes light weight, sleek design and durable cutting edge means less fatigue on those larger jobs. The handle is very comfortable to hold, it feels very snug in my hand as I switch positions to use different cutting techniques. When the knife becomes dull between jobs, all it needs is a few strokes on the steel to bring the knifes edge back to center. It's held it's edge beautifully after being "abused" 5 days a week in a commercial kitchen. When the knifes edge became too dull after 5 months of constant use, I put it over my set of whet stones to create a new cutting edge. 15 minutes of sharpening and the knife was like new again. A small investment in time, but a big return. For a professional chef, this knife is the perfect all rounder. For the home cook, this is a knife that will last you a lifetime.
Carl • Albany • 13/5/2019
Premium Japanese knives
Since 1932, Yaxell has been crafting professional kitchen knives using traditional Japanese sword-making techniques perfected over 700 years. It is based in the city of Seki in Gifu prefecture, the renowned sword-making capital of Japan. After carrying weapons in public was banned, demand for swords dropped significantly. Local swordsmiths channelled their skill to producing an essential product—kitchen knives of the highest quality.
Yaxell knives are made with the most advanced technology and materials combined with the unsurpassed expertise of skilled craftsmen who forge the knives by hand. A special heat treatment process makes the blade incredibly durable, able to hold its edge, and resistant to corrosion.
Exceptionally sharp, remarkably strong, and strikingly beautiful, Yaxell knives are made for discerning home-cooks and professional chefs.