What a treat to receive Kamikoto Japanese-style knives for a review here on the Saucy Dipper.
After slicing and dicing a variety of vegetables using the Kanpeki set of three knives — a 7-inch vegetable knife, an 8.5-inch slicing knife, and 5-inch utility knife — the verdict is in: these single-blade steel knives perform much differently than an ordinary set of kitchen knives or a generic chef’s knife, and I like it.
Here’s what I immediately noticed:
On top of these bullet points, the knives truly are balanced. This picture on Steamy Kitchen depicts it perfectly. And while I do enjoy a knife that has some heft behind it (and a hefty coffee mug, too, but that’s for another review), the lightweight Kamikoto knives were still easy to handle. They look nice, too.
At $1295, there’s no doubt that purchasing Kamikoto knives is an investment. However, if you are serious about having professional-quality cutlery, then these are recommended by the Saucy Dipper. Check out the Kamikoto website for more details.