Rated 2 out of 5 by Gabby123 broke suddenly during use
I have had this knife for four years. The knife completely broke where it meets the handle while I was using it. I have always followed Calphalon's use and cleaning procedures and have never put it in the dishwasher. Very disappointed.
February 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by dfk221 Best knives I've ever owned
This was the very first Calphalon knife that I owned, and now my collection is growing very rapidly. Awesome knives. I've owned it for over 2 years and just as sharp as the day I got it.
December 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by spudbud The BEST Knife in My Kitchen, Period!
I now own three of this knife...two are in constant use in the kitchen, the other is carefully stored away for later when I want to replace one of the knives I'm currently using. That says a great deal about how pleased I am with everything about this fine cutlery item. I've even had family members and friends try to 'borrow' mine as they too love the look, feel, sharpness, and precision of the knife. (note: I ended up purchasing additional ones for gifts for family) No one will ever give theirs up. It is superior to all of my other 'name brands' and is the one I 'go to' without fail, day in and day out. You will love this blade, I promise!
October 29, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dokimaso My Favorite Knife
I initially agonized over which set of knives to start collecting . I talked to my friends who own the top name German and Japanese knives and I researched the different knives on the market in terms of steel and manufacturing. After reading about these products, and countless reviews by consumers, I decided to go with Calphalon. And, I'm very glad I did. I have used my knives quite a bit during the past year and with only an occassional passing of my knives on a steel they are holding their edge great--not even close to a need to sharpen any of these so far. Some of my friends with the more expensive knives initally told me I might be sorry, but as it had turned out I think my friends are second guessing the way they have spent their money on their knives now.
Even over my larger chef's knife, this 7" Santoku knife is the one I seem to reach for at every possible use. The way this knife is balanced and designed it makes quick work of everything from mincing garlic to slicing vegetables, so chopping meat. The person at my local kitchen store told me that they are selling a lot of these particular knives and she is hearing much very positive feedback from those who have purchased it. I am one of those persons now. This is a very high quality knife that holds an edge and is designed very well--this knife is easily my favorite knife.
September 16, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 We have been using the 5" Santoku knife for about 2 years. It has great balance and keeps an edge better than any knife in my collection. I am fussy about my blade tools and have spent countless hours and dollars learning how to sharpen well and with what type of equipment. The 5" is REALLY good. Based on the great experience with the 5", we bought the 7". The balance is good, but not as good as the 5". A bit heavy in the blade end and just a bit too heavy overall. Apart from that - great knife.
February 26, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by rainman Another great knife
I am surprised this hasn't been reviewed yet. This was the first Calphalon knife that I bought and prompted me to buy more. The blade is thinner than a chefs knife and has grooves cut in it. Both of these things make it a great knife for slicing things like cheeses and meats. The offset handle makes the knife great for dicing and chopping. No bruised knuckles. The knife is balanced well and I love the feel of the handle. Very comfortable to handle and safe to handle due to the good grip.
November 17, 2010
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kathleen N. Blade gets dull fast
The first several days using this knife were terrific. I followed instructions for care and use very carefully, never letting the blade sit in water, and cleaning it at once and re-racking it into my knife block. But, the blade does get dull fast. I am disappointed due to the over inflated hype about this knife, and the cost. Not a good buy in my opinion. I am going to check out ceramic knives next to see if they hold an edge better than steel.
November 17, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by mousey Awesome!
Great knife all-around. Great for big cutting jobs like watermelon, cabbage heads, and even great for slicing tomatoes!
July 7, 2014