Messermeister’s one of those brands that gets lost in the mix of the big-name German Cutlery makers. Wusthof and Henckels you hear about, Messermeister not so much.
That’s mostly because they’ve kept a lower profile, but their products are excellent. See our review of their San Moritz Elite Knife Set and you’ll see what we mean.
In the meantime, they’ve quietly created a kitchen shears that rivals their more well-know cousins. Compare these shears to the Wusthof shears and you’ll come away impressed.
Sporting the same come-apart design for easy cleaning, these knives also feature a jar-opening clench tool, a finger-protecting plastic nub between the grips, and Solingen German-made stainless steel.
But they go one better by adding in an offset design, bone and twig cutter, screwdriver and nut cracker. Oh, and did we mention that Cook’s Illustrated them their favorite kitchen shears? All that for twenty bucks.
Handles are santoprene for a non-slip grip. Blades are pre-sharpened and measure 8.5 inches.
Find these Messermeister Shears: