Kitchen knives

We last tested kitchen knives in 2013. There are no updates planned.

Cutting a green capsicum with a kitchen knife.

Scanpan

Spectrum Cook’s Knife

score

45

Price guide

$18

Member Reviews

    This knife has OK handling ... but just OK initial sharpness and extremely poor edge durability.

    Test results

    • 59
      Handling
    • 49
      Initial sharpness
    • 0
      Edge durability

    Good points

    • OK handling.
    • Good price.

    Bad points

    • Just OK initial sharpness.
    • Extremely poor edge durability.

    How we test

    Overall score:

    • Handling (60 percent)
    • Initial sharpness (20 percent)
    • Edge durability (20 percent)

    Price is based on a March 2013 price survey.

    Model

    • Price guide

      $18

    • Origin

      China

    Specifications

    • Size (cm)

      18

    • Weight (g)

      121

    • Handle

      Rubber

    More info

    • Notes

      Knife was blunt when new.

    Member reviews

    1 Member review

    Avoid this knife

    Pros

    Attractive colour. Handling was OK.

    Cons

    Edge sharpness poor. Cutting ability very poor. Lost what little sharpness it had very quickly. Soft metal made sharpening almost impossible.
    Overall - just a very poor knife. Greatly over priced. The Victorinox would be a vastly better choice.

    Recommend it?

    No, this product has too many drawbacks.

    Doug L.

    Used 6 months or more