I’m a bit of a knife snob. A few years back, I purchased a fine Spitzenklasse set of knives on a trip to Germany. Let’s just say that they weren’t cheap. But a fine set of knives makes all the difference in the kitchen. Any serious cook should own a quality set of knives. This knife had a similar look to my German chef knife, so I was excited to try it out.
Here are my findings:
1. This Sharp Solutions knife is very sharp. It allows you to achieve a precision cut, which is what sets apart an entry level knife from a serious one. In use, the blade has a pleasing sound that is comparable to my German knives. The blade is made from a very high quality material and it cuts through vegetables just as smoothly and effortlessly.
2. The lines are well formed as one would expect in a fine tool. My German knife is only marginally heavier in weight.
3. The Sharp Solutions knife is superior to my older Chicago Cutlery chef knife. The blade is nicer, more refined, allows for more precision cutting and it is also significantly heavier.
4. The handle has a contemporary feel. You cannot see the exposed blade material on the edges as you can with my German set, so I am uncertain if the material goes all the way through.
Summary: Although not quite up to my German knife’s performance, it easily out performs my Chicago Cutlery chef knife. All in all, this is a good entry level knife at competitive price. I would would be satisfied with this knife as my primary tool. I’ve pictured the Sharp Solutions knife next to my German knife for comparison purposes.
Discounted sample provided. You can purchase this knife at Amazon.com.