Mac Knife Hollow Edge 8-In Chef’s Knife

Last updated date: April 23, 2019

DWYM Score
9.8

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 45 expert reviews, the Mac Knife Mac Knife Hollow Edge 8-In Chef's Knife placed 1st when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
10.0
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.4
301 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The MTH-80’s blade shape strikes the perfect middle ground between German and Japanese chef’s knives, curved just enough for rocking but still straight enough for push-pull choppers.
- New York Times Wirecutter
These hybrid knives take hard Japanese steel and forge them to be all-purpose like traditional Western chef’s knives, sharpening both sides of the blade.
- Reviewed
The MAC’s granton edge — aka the “dimples” along the side of its blade — are designed to prevent food from sticking to the knife as you chop.
- Reviews.com
What experts didn't like
We understand that the price of the Mac MTH-80 may be offputting for some people. But because it’s made of quality materials, we think it could last a lifetime with proper maintenance.
- New York Times Wirecutter
Beginners may benefit more from the sturdiness that comes from a traditional, German steel chef’s knife.
- Reviewed
The MAC is one of the best kitchen knives around, but it comes at a high price. It’s not more expensive than most high-end knives, but if you’re a beginner cook spending over $100 for a kitchen knife might seem like too much.
- Reviews.com

From The Manufacturer

This 8" knife is commonly used for home and professional kitchens. The thin blade and bolster allows you to easily cut and slice almost any food. This knife features dimples which help cut foods like apples and squash.

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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