Cangshan D Series 8-In Chef’s Knife

Last updated date: April 23, 2019

DWYM Score
8.8

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 45 expert reviews, the Cangshan Cangshan D Series 8-In Chef's Knife placed 8th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 31, 2019:
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Expert Summarized Score
8.5
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.4
161 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The most important advantage of the handle and a grip is the fact they don’t cause wrist fatigue, which makes this knife the best choice for every day usage.
- Knife Guides
German steel with a full tang. Slightly flexible blade. Good shape for "rocking" while chopping.
- BestReviews
The knife has gone through careful heat treatments. The material used is German steel.
- The Z8
What experts didn't like
In fact it has less C content compared to 440C steel. However, it’s plenty tough and resists corrosion well and it is a high alloy steel.
- Knife Guides
Some complaints that grip feels awkward.
- BestReviews

From The Manufacturer

The D Series pushes past classic and familiar to create a knife that is both elegantly modern and purposefully simple. A great knife focused on emphasizing the powerful functionality of excellent balance, comfort and durability. A chef wants a connection with the tools they use to create. Some prefer a light nimble knife while others work better with a heavy, large handled knife. Professional creatives also want their tools to aesthetically connect with their story. This is the reason we have 17 Patented and Patent Pending handle designs, some of which feature our unique Patented angled bolster that perfectly accommodates a natural, firm pinch grip. Aesthetics must push into function. Every curve and angle is used to ensure a secure and comfortable hold on the handle. Our knives are exceptionally well balanced and every seam is flush. This means our knives feel great to grip and hold, work well for heavy kitchen use and are easy to keep clean and sanitary. A great knife comes from excellent materials. We use high-alloy German steel which offers an excellent mix of hardness and durability with the ability to reach a hardness rating of 58 ±2 on the Rockwell Hardness Rating Scale. These steels take an exceptionally sharp edge and boasts superior edge retention compared to competing knives currently in the marketplace. That means a knife that stays sharper, longer. Heat treatment is the key to a great knife. The fine grain of the material means a more stable internal structure which is why the steel is able to improve so much during heat treatment. Every blade goes through an ultra-precise 6 stage heat treatment, which brings out the best qualities of each steel. Even slight variations of a few degrees at any point in the process can cause the knife's hardness to vary throughout the blade. This is the reason it took 2+ years of research and development to dial in the specific heat treatment process that would ensure our knives are both hard enough to take a sharp 16 degree edge, yet durable enough to keep that sharp edge during heavy kitchen use. At the end of the day a knife needs to perform. Every Cangshan knife proudly can do just that. The quality and craftsmanship of the knives ensure they precisely and effectively perform their cutting functions giving the user a responsive and refined tactile experience that enhances and augments their skills and process.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Mac Knife Hollow Edge 8-In Chef’s Knife
Overall Score: 9.8
Expert Reviews: 3
2. Victorinox Fibrox Pro 8-In Chef’s Knife
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 5
3. Tojiro DP Gyutou 8-In Chef’s Knife
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 3
4. Shun Classic 8-In Chef’s Knife
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 4
5. Imarku Pro Kitchen 8-In Chef’s Knife
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 7
6. Wusthof Classic IKON 8-In Cook’s Knife
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 4
7. Global 8-In Chef’s Knife
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 5
8. Cangshan D Series 8-In Chef’s Knife
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 3
9. Wusthof Pro Cook´s 8-In Chef Knife
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 4

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