This is what happens when well known tactical knife makers venture into the kitchen knife world. Some do well and some........ well do this!
Kind of related: a not very knife savvy work colleague has a 7" ken onion cleaver . A truly ridiculous thing.
$300 : wierd handle, vg10 , HRC:60 , 16 degree angle!! They actually sell these with a description stating they are designed to smash through bone. Two guesses what happens next ??
Massive chips, it should be illegal to sell this "cleaver "
That's my two cents and why I don't like ken onion or shun .
No refund either, I fixed it for him & reprofiled to 30 degrees .
Even then still ugly
Say what you want but Ken is the only custom knifemaker that has become famous for designing factory kitchen knives. Kramer is probably No. 2 and the rest of makers are pretty much unknowns.
Money talks and the rest walk boys
I must admit I don't know a lot about ken onion ... All I know is his name is attached to a cleaver advertised for bone chopping tasks that is made out of chippy steel at a 16 degree angle.
At $300 ish that's a pretty shocking design flaw
A previous thread on Ken's knives quickly denigrated into a discussion about Ken. I intentionally started a new thread focused on the line of knives and their merits (or lack thereof) .
From Dave M: "Please use this forum to post objective respectful reviews of kitchen knives & related products. "
A discussion of Ken's acumen, design ability, and market success would certainly be interesting but perhaps better placed elsewhere.
Older and wider.