Aren't Santokus and Chef's Knives different things?
Yes. Similar looking and both work well with veggies, but each is better for certain uses -- santoku is great for slicing large veggies down to small pieces (large onions, potatoes, bell peppers), chef is great for chopping smaller veggies into smaller pieces (carrots, celery, previously-mentioned sliced vegetables)
I have a set of these, and while they are definitely inferior to knives from victorinox (or just about any other higher-end brand), they are also 3-4 times cheaper.
If you don't mind the color (I personally can't stand it, but it's a matter of taste), and don't cook all that much, these might work well for you. Otherwise, I would recommend victorinox knives in terms of price/performance.
Yes they are, chefs knives are smooth while santokus have serrated like grooves along the blade
Some santoku knives have the scalloped edges like you mentioned (serrated is the wrong word to use). Technically it's called a granton edge. But not all Santokus have that. The shape is what makes it santoku.
After some online searching it appears that you can sharpen these knives but since sharpening removes some of the metal it would probably remove at least part of the resin coating. Still seems like a nice deal so in for two.
I bought one last sale and was impressed by the sharpness of it. Don't like the toy like weight, my five star has a better feel but that would be expected from a higher end knife. The blade sticks to potatoes when cutting so the claim that it is nonstick is invalid. Really can'tcomplain for the price but it is just an average knife.
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