I was excited to see that one of my favorite cutting board brands was releasing a new chef’s knife. The quality and organic focus of this small business are not ones to overlook. With this being their first knife, I was eager to give the Greener Chef Japanese Chef’s Knife a try. Does this 8″ Japanese chef’s knife provide the quality of other chef knives? Continue reading below to find out! Short on time? No problem. Click here to jump on down to the review summary.
The Greener Chef Japanese Gyuto style chef knife was very impressive. The materials and construction are some of the best on the market. And the Greener Chef company truly cares about providing not just a high-quality knife, but also an outstanding customer experience.
Although the knife has an amazing look, its functionality was even more amazing. The blade remained sharp through a series of user testing. The hammered finished made fruits and
Even though this knife is not one of the popular name branded knives, it is one you should highly consider adding to your kitchen.
- Materials & Contruction 97% 97%
- Usability 98% 98%
- Design 95% 95%
- Design 96% 96%
- Cleaning & Maintenance 96% 96%
Materials and Construction
The Greener Chef Japanese Chef knife has a Damascus 67 layer design. The core is made
Blade 8″ (advertised) 7 3/4″ (actual)
Full length: 12 7/8″ (actual)
Made In YangJing, China
Each knife goes through a series of usage tests in my own kitchen over a period of several weeks. Trying a knife in an isolated test environment does not give an accurate representation of a true home kitchen environment. I have cut a variety of meats, vegetables, and fruits with this Greener Chef Japanese Chef Knife.
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Cleaning and Maintenance
It is not recommended that you wash the Greener Chef Japanese Chef Knife in the dishwasher. I recommend that you hand wash this knife to ensure its sharpness and longevity (see: Kitchen Knife Care). Be sure to immediately rinse off after use and then using warm water and soap to fully clean it. Since the blade is made from high carbon steel, it can easily form rust spots. To prevents this discoloration, make sure that you clean and dry your knife after you use it to keep its amazing beauty. You will also want to coat the blade with vegetable oil to protect its finish. The bamboo sheath will also provide protection from damage. As this knife has a Rockwell hardness of 60, it holds its sharpness much longer than the average knife. I suggest honing this knife regularly to keep clean edges. If you find that the edge sharpness does not return after honing, you can use a whetstone to sharpen. Be careful of the
Greener Chef is a small business run by husband and wife, Brent and Laura (and baby Max). They are passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and using healthier products that respect their bodies. In their quest to find these products, they decided to create their own products because they wanted it to be done right.
With Greener Chef being as small as it is (and new: est. 2015), I was unable to find any lawsuits class action claims, etc. against them. Reviews for the company’s products on Amazon raised a few concerns.
There have been several reviews deleted, although this may be in part to reviews mentioning being incentivized for the review. Amazon currently prohibits those types of reviews. Also, there may be some false impressions when looking at the reviews. Greener Chef carries multiple versions of the cutting board under a single Amazon product page. You can buy the cutting board by itself, or a knife with a free bamboo cutting board. So the reviews do not apply directly to one product. I suggest reading through the reviews to make an adequate decision.
As an item that is exclusively sold on Amazon, you can use the Amazon return policy and return any item within 30 days. If you exceed this allotted time, then you will want to contact Greener Chef directly to work through your issue. They state on their listing that they will give you 30 days to return this knife for a full refund including shipping.
The Greener Chef gives you 30 days to return this knife for a full refund including shipping. Based on several Amazon reviews, their customer service is outstanding and they will go above and beyond to make things right.
Greener Chef has outstanding customer service. They will go above and beyond to make things right.
The price point for the Greener Chef Japanese Chef’s Knife is right at $75. Depending what kind of knives you are used to buying, it may seem a little high. However, you should consider the Damascus layered design, the VG-10 steel, and the G10 handle material. Each of these is high quality and are worth every dollar spent. Also at the time of this review, when you purchase the knife through the Greener Chef Amazon product page, it comes with a free XL bamboo cutting board (reviewed here).
Who Should Buy the Greener Chef Japanese Chef Knife?
I would recommend the Greener Chef Japanese Gyuto Chef Knife to home chefs who want:
Support small business
High quality steel blade
The VG-10 core and Damascus 67 layer construction creates a very high quality blade. Combining that with its functionality creates an extremely useful kitchen knife.
Greener Chef Japanese Chef Knife
The Greener Chef Japanese Gyuto style chef knife has some of the best materials and construction on the market. This kitchen knife has an amazing look and even better functionality. You should not hesitate to purchase this knife based on its qualities. The Greener Chef brand’s customer service is an added bonus to this product.