Cutting a green capsicum with a kitchen knife.
Product review
September 2021

Chef’s knives

A sharp, well-designed chef’s knife is a joy to use, but which ones will stay sharp and retain their edge in the kitchen?

June 2013


Classic Cook’s Knife


This knife has good handling, very good initial sharpness and excellent edge durability.

Test results

  • 75
  • 86
    Initial sharpness
  • 90
    Edge durability

Good points

  • Good handling.
  • Very good initial sharpness.
  • Excellent edge durability.

Bad points

(No obvious bad points.)


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Member reviews

2 Member reviews

Good weight and durability


I have the smaller 15cm version of this knife and use it as my everyday cooking knife. I find the grip comfortable and a nice shape and weight for handling -I see it is the same shape but smaller than the 20cm one. It has lasted well over 10 years but could do with a professional sharpen now - having siad that, my teenager just sliced a tomato easily with it last week. It is perfect for veges, large fruit and meat.

And at this price $99 for the 15cm length (less 50% at Briscoes), it's a bargain.


I only wonder if dearer knives maintain their new ultra sharp longer altho this is plenty sharp.

Recommend it?

Yes, I recommend this product.

Lynda G.

Used 6 months or more

Brilliant knives


I have a full range of Scanpan knives and they are excellent. I have had them for nearly 10 years and they really do stay sharp with regular steeling...I use a diamond steel...also by Scanpan. They are hefty so probably suit bigger hands but I find the heft and balance perfect...I am 5'11". Pricewise they are great value even at full retail but Briscoes regularly has them on special at 30% to 40% off


They are quite heavy so it is very much a matter of what suits your hand size and strength. Remember, slicing and chopping are very different techniques but I find the cook's knife very good for both...the curved blade gives a very good "rocking" action for dicing and chopping but the blade is also long enough to slice has a very keen edge.

Recommend it?

Yes, I recommend this product.

Peter W.

Used 6 months or more

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