Differences between American, European and
Japanese Chef Knife
several well know companies which produce kitchen knives,
specifically Chef Knives.
There is a big difference in the
materials used and the way the blade is made.
Learn about the difference between
production and types of knives.
European Chef Knife Brands:
J. A. Henkels
Sabatier Knife Set
American Chef Knife Brands:
Cuisinart Santoku Knife
And probably the better and certainly the later
Japanese Chef Knife Brands:
Sakura 8" Chef Knife
The different brands were tested and sharpened and tested
again and the conclusion that most chefs have come to:
"European Chef Knives are very easy to use.
They are made
of softer metals, they are lighter on the hand
and are generally
The only problem is that they lose their
"American Brand Chef Knives are somewhat
harder to use.
They use harder metal alloys but they stay sharp for a long
the best chef knives are Japanese
Forged Chef Knives.
They are made of very hard metal alloys,
but since they are forged
and folded, that makes them very sturdy and
flexible, and the best
thing is that
they will keep a sharp edge for a long time."