Hang around OnlyKnives for a while and you’ll start to get to know MAC knives. They’re fantastic knives and they tend to be about 20% less than other “big name” knives.
We recently reviewed the Mac Superior Santoku knife and gave it an enthusiastic thumbs-up.
This Santoku is part of the Professional series, which makes it a small step up from the Superior.
What’s the difference? Two things.
First, the Professional has those dimples in the blade. Called “grantons”, they help keep food from sticking to the blade.
Second, the Professional has a metal bolster between the handle and the blade. This gives the knife a bit better balance.
Overall, the difference is subtle. You certainly don’t need the professional’s extra features, but it’s only about $20 more so you may decide to go for it.
Either way, you can’t go wrong with these wonderfully sharp knives from MAC.