chefknivestogo wrote:Yes it feels like a cleaver when you pick it up. There's a whooooole lot of steel on this knife. We've gotten returns on them because people don't realize what they're buying.
I was almost in this category of returning the western deba. I read the description and new what I was getting, but then you open the pick and pick it up and you say to yourself WTF!!!! It is a massive heavy knife. I didnt even use it for a while. Then I decided to give it its time to shine and I do have to say I was surprised. Using this knife for long amounts of time will definitely strengthen your arm
but it is a fantastic knife. Oddly enough the food I enjoy cutting the most are vegetable. If you have a lot of say zucchini or squash, the wedging of the knife makes for very quick work. There is never going to be an issue of sticking and the weight of the knife make the cuts effortless. Now I know you probably think the wedging affects the knife skill aspect of your cuts but I thinned behind the edge a little bit and this knife sings! This is definitely a good knife for a professional kitchen environment!