PAUDIN 5-in Utility Knife

Last updated date: January 9, 2020

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PAUDIN 5-in Utility Knife

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Overall Take

The PAUDIN 5-in Utility Knife is stunning to look at, as PAUDIN added design elements to the blade itself that couples nicely with the wooden handle. The knife is also made of high quality stainless steel that ensures a good edge. In our analysis of 54 expert reviews, the PAUDIN PAUDIN 5-in Utility Knife placed 4th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note November 26, 2019:
Checkout The Best Chef Utility Knife for a detailed review of all the top chef utility knives.

Expert Summarized Score
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
619 user reviews
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What experts liked
The superb alloy prevents dulling and rust, maintains as the original sharpness overtime.
- Smart Kitchen Devices
Sharpness is the most important to achieving the best cuts and this is evident in the knife’s blade, the thickness of this kitchen knife is 2.5mm, which is ideal to do the job and do the job well. Hand polished by craftsman with decades of experience to ensure its long-lasting sharpness.
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What experts didn't like

From The Manufacturer

1 Our PAUDIN utility knife is suitable for cutting thick sandwiches, vegetables, and fruits. This classic 5-inch utility knife is made from high-grade, German stainless steel. The helper for your kitchen, give you a reason to love cooking. 000 0001 PAUDIN UTILITY KNIFE FEATURES BEST QUALITY Ultra-Sharp Reliable performance, precision forged blade makes every cut and slice happy, better longer edge than ordinary knife, due to the extreme hardness of HRC 56+ Ultra-durable Made of German steel 5Cr15MoV (1.4116), the blade has durable life; The superb alloy prevents dulling and rust, maintains as the original sharpness overtime. Safe, healthy and easy to care Safe, smooth cut can be easier controlled and keep safe as while used Healthy, super anti-rust makes every cut fresh and clean After clean and dry, it is convenient to keep shining and sharp. 0002 Some golden rules for treat this kitchen knife Rinse as soon as you're done with it. Dish detergent can be used. Most importantly- to avoid rust, you must dry it off after you use. Hand washes- no dishwashers. 6 PAUDIN Story One of emerging global brand, PAUDIN has synonymous with superior quality products with a young and very motivated team. The start-up has used innovative technologies to build highest quality and most appealing design. PAUDIN works with the young talent designer who shared the brand's value and vision, then and now, commit to make customer satisfied.

Overall Product Rankings

DALSTRONG 6-in Shogun Utility Knife
1. DALSTRONG 6-in Shogun Utility Knife
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 1
Mercer Culinary 5-in Forged Utility Knife
2. Mercer Culinary 5-in Forged Utility Knife
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 0
Zelite Infinity 6-in Utility Knife
3. Zelite Infinity 6-in Utility Knife
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 3
PAUDIN 5-in Utility Knife
4. PAUDIN 5-in Utility Knife
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 3
Home Hero 5-in Utility Knife
5. Home Hero 5-in Utility Knife
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 1
Zelite Infinity 6-in Utility Knife
6. Zelite Infinity 6-in Utility Knife
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 0
Kai 6-in Utility Knife
7. Kai 6-in Utility Knife
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 1
Victorinox 5-in Chef’s Knife
8. Victorinox 5-in Chef’s Knife
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 1
DALSTRONG 6-in Gladiator Utility Knife
9. DALSTRONG 6-in Gladiator Utility Knife
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 1
Victorinox 8-in Chef’s Knife
10. Victorinox 8-in Chef’s Knife
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 40

An Overview On Chef Utility Knives

There’s a saying that says you should always use the right tool for the job, as the right tool will make the job easier and take less time. The saying is as true as ever when it comes to the kitchen and deciding what knife you need to use for each step of your cooking process.

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Whether you are a professional chef who dices up thousands of vegetables every day or a home-chef who simply needs to chop up a handful of things each night for dinner, you’ll find out very fast that a knife too large or too dull will have you in a snit as you fight to prep the food you intend to cook.

One of the handiest prep-work knives that a chef can have in their repertoire is a chef utility knife. A utility knife is one of the smaller knives you’ll find in the kitchen, similar in size to a steak knife, but it will usually be a total workhorse that is picked up for a multitude of tasks.

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Chef utility knives are sometimes called “petty knives,” according to culinary expert Julie Chernoff, the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine.

“The utility knife is generally 5 to 9 inches long and thin,” says Chernoff. “Because it is a more agile knife, with a thinner though still stable blade, it’s excellent as a carving knife, or for peeling, slicing meats and mincing.”

Stainless steel is the primary metal used in the construction of most of the blades you’ll find in a chef utility knife, though sometimes they have small additives that enhance their strength or flexibility. The hardness of the blade has a big impact on how well it can be sharpened, so products like the Mercer Culinary Genesis Forged Utility Knife, 5 Inch take this into account by forging high-carbon stainless steel for their blades which allows them to be something you can count on for many years with regular sharpening. While we’re on the topic, it’s extremely important to keep a chef utility knife very sharp. 

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“A sharp knife is safer than a dull one, so keep your knives sharpened, either with a whetstone, electric or hand-held sharpener, or a honing steel,” says Chernoff.

When trying to decide on which utility knife is best for your kitchen, it’s best to think about how you plan to use it and what features of a knife are the most important to you. If you have larger hands or even just want more of a thick handle to hold onto, an option like Zelite Infinity 6-in Utility Knife could satisfy this need due to having a more robust handle that feels solid in your hands.

Considering how sharp the blade will be on your utility knife, it might make sense to purchase one that has a protective cover that slides over the blade when it’s not in use. The DALSTRONG 6-in Shogun Utility Knife is another 6-inch blade in our lineup that includes a protective cover that helps the beautifully forged blade stay sharp while also protecting you from inadvertent cuts and slices on your hands.

The length of the blade will have an impact on how you use your chef utility knife. The difference between a 5-inch blade and a 6-inch blade may seem small, but it’s not trivial. The 20% increase in length that makes the 6-inch blade means that it will be heavier and allow for longer slicing motions, while the smaller 5-inch blade will have you making precision cuts with slightly higher detail and accuracy.

Full-tang construction is what you want to find in a utility knife. Full-tang means that the metal from the blade extends as one solid piece all the way through to the bottom of the handle. This is a largely western-style of knife handles and it provides some of the sturdiest and most durable constructions because the handle will never fall off of the knife.

As you head into shopping for the right utility knife for you and your kitchen, keep in mind when you’ll be using it as well. Having a beautiful knife in your hand, like the PAUDIN 5-in Utility Knife, with its rustic wooden handle and elaborate blade, can have people impressed with your cooking abilities before they even taste your food. When making a purchase that will last many years, which this utility knife should easily do with proper care, some of us like to know it will look nice and fit into our kitchen aesthetics. If that’s not a priority to you, that’s great too, just make sure you take into consideration all the factors that go into this new knife and you’ll be well on your way to finding the best product for you.

DWYM Fun Fact

Kitchen utility knives were not originally a specific style of knife, rather the utility knife came about to fill a gap between a small paring knife and a larger chef’s knife. While it can do a lot of precise work that a larger chef’s knife can do, it won’t do it as well as the smaller paring knife. Similarly, it can slice through things much bigger than what the smaller paring knife can do, but it might be a little light or short for some of the beefier tasks that the larger chef’s knife can do. Basically the utility knife was designed to make sure you actually do have the right knife for any job.

The Chef Utility Knife Buying Guide

  • Hand-wash your sharp kitchen knives to maintain their sharp edge and finish. The jetting force of the water can dull a blade and if the knife starts moving around it can hit other items in the dishwasher and potentially damage them.
  • Keep your utility knife sharp by using proper sharpening methods that can be found online. A sharp knife does its job well, while a dull knife fights against you and creates potential problems as you use it.
  • If you end up loving your new chef utility knife, look at the same brand to fill in any needs for other knives. You can build a set of high-quality knives one at a time until you have the full, matching set.