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Messermeister Kitchen Santoku Knife Kullenschliff

Meridian Elite Granton Full Tang w/ Gift Box ME3610-7K

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Messermeister Kitchen Santoku KnifeMessermeister's Meridian Elite Kullenschliff Santoku combines good features of the popular Asian slicing knife with German hot-forged construction and no-stain molybdenum vanadium steel.

Messermeister isn't the best known German cutlery manufacturer, but it's definitely one of the best. This Santoku with seven inches of cutting edge, forged bolster, and full tang handle could become one of your handiest kitchen knives. Thinner than the standard cook's or chef's knife, the slicing action of the taper-ground edge is much improved over the traditional European version. While you'll still need the chef's knife for heavier chopping, the santoku unquestionably does a better job of slicing vegetables, fruit and meat.

Unlike the bolsters of older European blades, the bolster of the santoku doesn't follow the base of the blade. That leaves the entire cutting edge from heel to point completely available for use. One smooth movement puts the entire blade through the work. Sharpening the entire edge is a simple matter of a few strokes on a honing steel.

Granton hollows along the edge of the blade break the surface contact and reduce the friction between the steel and the food. Slices tend to fall away instead of stacking up on the blade, and when slicing meats, the pockets collect fats and juices which lubricate the cut. Because there's less friction, the knife cuts thinner and without distorting the product.

The riveted handle slabs of POM or Polyoxymethaline resist temperature extremes, chemicals, and moisture. The hand-polished and razor-sharp knife ships in a handsome gift box.

Also consider the Meridian Elite Chef's Knife, a good slicer in the classic European style.

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