Imarku Pro Kitchen High-Carbon Steel Chef Knife, 8-Inch

Last updated: June 1, 2023

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Product Details

In our analysis of 45 expert reviews, the Imarku Pro Kitchen High-Carbon Steel Chef Knife, 8-Inch placed 9th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Imarku 8-inch gyutou knife is designed for professionals who include chefs,culinary experts, food caterers as well as an ordinary person.It is a multipurpose knife that is ideal for various tasks which include cutting, chopping, dicing and slicing vegetables, fruits, fish, meat and other products. It is also ideal for removing flesh from bones as well as pounding /smashing garlic. The knife is crafted using German engineering and features a toughened stainless steel blade that measures 8-inches. This 2.3 mm thick blade consists of approximately 0.6%-0.75% carbon for added strength and durability. The length of the handle is 5 inches giving the knife an overall length of 13 inches. To ensure the knife is resistant against rust/corrosion and won’t rust, the steel blade also consists of 16-18% chrome material. The combination of German technology and quality materials lead to a high-quality and reliable knife for varied uses. This is further boosted by the Pakka handle which is very comfortable and doesn’t slip easily. Strong and Durable:The German-made knife is strong and can be used in tough tasks. It will also maintain its toughness and functionality for a long time. The weight and size of the knife feels quite balanced and a user won’t feel bogged down because of its weight. It also has good ergonomics that minimize the possibility of experiencing aches and cramps on the finger especially after long use. Being a multi-functional knife, the Imarku 8-inch chef’s knife is suitable for most cutting applications in the kitchen. It is also quite classy thanks to its design and chrome-finish. Imarku is a professional kitchen knife brand on the block manufacturing all kinds of knives and kitchen tools.We place an emphasis on quality craftsmanship, aesthetics and detail. Imarku fastidiously crafted kitchen knives have been proudly produced for excellent performance,taking over 45 days from start to finish.The high-quality kitchen knives series are manufactured from high-carbon 7cr17mov stainless steel ,German steel with stunning beautiful yet comfortable pakkawood handle.All crafted kitchen knives are designed for professionals who include chefs, culinary experts, food caterers as well as an ordinary person,our aim is to enhance the experience of your culinary creation and have them becomes your best kitchen companion.

Our Expert Consultant

Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Ergonomic handle minimizes hand fatigue.
- Heavy
It also reduces fatigue and provides great maneuverability.
The blade is very sharp and extremely tough. It remains sharp for a long period of time and it is corrosion and stain resistant.
A low-maintenance blade that resists staining, corrosion, and rusting.
The blade is cut from high-carbon steel making it easy to master and effortless to use.
It’s sharp and thin, although not too thin, and capable of performing a variety of tasks, from removing meat from bones to thinly slicing garlic.
Its curved edge and ergonomic Pakka handle make it quite comfortablewithout compromising the strength, stability, and maneuverability.

What reviewers didn't like

Some say the blade requires resharpening relatively frequently.
- Heavy
If you cut lot of frozen foods, the knife will require constant sharpening.
Random reports of the knife being shipped with the blade blunt.
It may feel too weighty to an inexperienced user.
For new users, it feels like a heavy knife.
Not dishwasher safe.
Can have issues with taking an edge again after going dull.
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