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Fine-edge blade kitchen knives (25)
Cutting performance

Cutting performance

Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

 /  5
Handle comfort

Handle comfort

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Handle balance

Handle balance

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Cutting performance

Cutting performance

Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

 /  5
Handle comfort

Handle comfort

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Handle balance

Handle balance

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Cutting performance

Cutting performance

Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

 /  5
Handle comfort

Handle comfort

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Handle balance

Handle balance

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Cutting performance

Cutting performance

Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

 /  5
Handle comfort

Handle comfort

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Handle balance

Handle balance

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Cutting performance

Cutting performance

Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

 /  5
Handle comfort

Handle comfort

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Handle balance

Handle balance

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Cutting performance

Cutting performance

Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

 /  5
Handle comfort

Handle comfort

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Handle balance

Handle balance

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Cutting performance

Cutting performance

Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

 /  5
Handle comfort

Handle comfort

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Handle balance

Handle balance

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Cutting performance

Cutting performance

Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

 /  5
Handle comfort

Handle comfort

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Handle balance

Handle balance

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Cutting performance

Cutting performance

Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

 /  5
Handle comfort

Handle comfort

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Handle balance

Handle balance

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Cutting performance

Cutting performance

Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

 /  5
Handle comfort

Handle comfort

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Handle balance

Handle balance

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Cutting performance

Cutting performance

Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

 /  5
Handle comfort

Handle comfort

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Handle balance

Handle balance

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Cutting performance

Cutting performance

Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

 /  5
Handle comfort

Handle comfort

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Handle balance

Handle balance

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Cutting performance

Cutting performance

Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

 /  5
Handle comfort

Handle comfort

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Handle balance

Handle balance

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Cutting performance

Cutting performance

Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

 /  5
Handle comfort

Handle comfort

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Handle balance

Handle balance

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Cutting performance

Cutting performance

Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

 /  5
Handle comfort

Handle comfort

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Handle balance

Handle balance

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Cutting performance

Cutting performance

Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

 /  5
Handle comfort

Handle comfort

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Handle balance

Handle balance

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Cutting performance

Cutting performance

Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

 /  5
Handle comfort

Handle comfort

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Handle balance

Handle balance

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Cutting performance

Cutting performance

Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

 /  5
Handle comfort

Handle comfort

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Handle balance

Handle balance

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Cutting performance

Cutting performance

Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

 /  5
Handle comfort

Handle comfort

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Handle balance

Handle balance

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Cutting performance

Cutting performance

Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

 /  5
Handle comfort

Handle comfort

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Handle balance

Handle balance

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Cutting performance

Cutting performance

Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

 /  5
Handle comfort

Handle comfort

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Handle balance

Handle balance

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Cutting performance

Cutting performance

Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

 /  5
Handle comfort

Handle comfort

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Handle balance

Handle balance

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Cutting performance

Cutting performance

Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

 /  5
Handle comfort

Handle comfort

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Handle balance

Handle balance

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Cutting performance

Cutting performance

Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

 /  5
Handle comfort

Handle comfort

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Handle balance

Handle balance

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Cutting performance

Cutting performance

Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

 /  5
Handle comfort

Handle comfort

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Handle balance

Handle balance

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Low Maintenance/Ceramic kitchen knives (4)
Cutting performance

Cutting performance

Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

 /  5
Handle comfort

Handle comfort

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Handle balance

Handle balance

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Cutting performance

Cutting performance

Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

 /  5
Handle comfort

Handle comfort

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Handle balance

Handle balance

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Cutting performance

Cutting performance

Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

 /  5
Handle comfort

Handle comfort

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Handle balance

Handle balance

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Cutting performance

Cutting performance

Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

 /  5
Handle comfort

Handle comfort

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5
Handle balance

Handle balance

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5