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    Need your professional opinion on this chef knife



    Gastro Chef knives are Stainless Steel 440A with a hardness above HRC62

    it's a local brand, made in my country. designed by a danish chef. mass produced stuff.


    i know there are better knives, i just wanna know how this knife will act in the kitchen without having to spend cash on it.


    for more info:
    http://www.gastro-chef.com/media/wys...inary_Ver5.pdf

    thanks everyone.

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    440 is not considered a good steel around here. From what I remember, that the carbide is to large for a kitchen knife. The blade looks cool tho. Makes me wonder what they would do with some excellent steel.
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    Sharpening the heel seems like it would be a problem

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    Full bolster sucks.
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    That's got a HUGE bolster. If you decide to buy it, consider buying a small grinder if you plan on sharpening it yourself.
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    well that's what we get from getting a dane to design it. i already tried to tell them this since they have a facebook account that the designer himself runs. didn't listen. their loss.

    woulda been great if they actually listened to their buyers. but most people here don't even know what a good knife is. they're still all stuck on wuthofs and henckels. globals are available here though, very limited choices.


    i've held some of these and the fit and finish on the blade sucks. the handles are okay. great wood, bad quality control.

    but they only cost less than 40$ per 8inch chef knife. so that's pretty cheap.

    they have pretty good chopping boards too.

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    440C is a decent cutlery steel. 440A is low carbon. I don't think I've ever seen anything good in 440A and certainly not at 62 hrc. I would pass.

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    Pass it up. Unless you're feeling very patriotic.
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    Does "designed by a Danish chef" mean that he said, "put a brown handle on it!"? I can't see anything "designed" by someone, other than Henckels....

    Tk is right, 440C can be a pretty good steel, but 440a???
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    I don't get the whole bolster thing. There's an outfit called Schmidt Bros. and all but one of their offerings have a full bolster. Everything about their knives from the profile to the steel is German. Yet the price point is low enough and they are hawked in print as a "USA" outfit so people (home cooks) are drinking the Kool Aid.

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