Ergo Chef's SHINZUI is a great all-round knife for any level chef [Review]

Every home cook has a knife preference. Some like to use paring knives for just about everything. Others like mid-range 5-inch utility knives. Me? I use 8-inch chef knives whenever I can.

Ergo Chef's new SHINZUI chef knife is a great example why. It's comfortable, strong and has enough space on the blade to swiftly maneuver ingredients off a cutting board. Oh, and it can cut! shinzui

The variety of things I used it for included hard and soft vegetables and meat. The precision I was able to achieve slicing onions to caramelize was impressive. A word of advice, keep your fingers tucked in so you don't lose one.

This company says the knife was designed for precise slicing through all types of food product with a newly developed Japanese Super Steel blade with a patented design. The Japanese VG10 steel blade has 33 layers of softer Damascus steel per side for a beautiful one-of-a-kind pattern with each knife & a hard center core of VG10 Super Steel hardened to 60 HRC for long edge life.

It has a precision 15-degree cutting edge per side to provide easy cuts through vegetables, fruit, red meat, poultry, pork and fish.

This is definitely one of those knives you'll use for a long time.


  • Damascus Blade Made in Japan: VG10 Japanese Super Steel Core with Our Custom Damascus Layer Patterns - Each knife pattern will be slightly different.  VG10 is a high carbon Japanese steel known for its samurai sharp edges and tough long lasting sharpness.
  • Edge: Double beveled 15 Degree's per side for incredible strength and smoothest cuts through toughest foods.
  • Heat Treat: 60 HRC for superior long lasting sharpness and durability.  Tempered to perfection.
  • Handle: Black G10 fiberglass resin composite with red G10 stripes down both sides of the full tang.  A Mosaic center rivet and 2 stainless steel rivets complete the look and are polished for beauty. The G10 handle is one of the world's strongest materials for lifetime of worry free use.
  • Blade Length: 8"
  • Blade Height: 2.25"
  • Blade Thickness: .090"
  • Handle Length: 4.9"
  • Handle Width: .880"
  • Handle Belly Height: 1.120"
  • Weight: 9.5 Oz.
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