PAUDIN Pro Kitchen Carbon Hammered Chef Knife, 8-Inch

Last updated date: July 28, 2020

DWYM Score
9.2

PAUDIN Pro Kitchen Carbon Hammered Chef Knife, 8-Inch

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 8 expert reviews, the PAUDIN PAUDIN Pro Kitchen Carbon Hammered Chef Knife, 8-Inch placed 5th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note August 5, 2020:
Checkout The Best Paudin Knives for a detailed review of all the top paudin knives.

Expert Summarized Score
10.0
1 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
248 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
This PAUDIN kitchen knife is an all-rounder for heavy daily tasks, ideal for cutting, chopping, dicing and slicing meat, fish, veggies and fruits, even removing flesh from bones.
- Chef Knife
What experts didn't like
Hand wash recommend – no dishwasher. To avoid rust, it should be wiped dry.
- Chef Knife

From The Manufacturer

The 2mm blade of PAUDIN chef's knife has a razor sharp edge with 15 degrees bevel per side, can handle all kinds of meat, potatoes, apples, shallots and salmon effortlessly. 7Cr17Mov Mirror finish blade is hand polished by expert craftsmen, ensures the high quality of this cooking knife. Premium high carbon German steel features PAUDIN chef knife's strength, durability, stain resistance, and corrosion resistance. 58+ HRC hardness makes it the hardest in its class (most knives are of 56 HRC). With double-edged blade, the 8 inch knife is suitable for left-handed and right-handed people. The classic hammered pattern on blade, and the elegant package make this knife an ideal gift. 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 talents who shared the brand’s value and vision, then and now, commit to make customer satisfied.

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An Overview On Paudin Knives

Although it’s a newer brand, Paudin has emerged as a serious contender in the cutlery space in the past couple of years. The company specializes in using top-quality materials to make knives that have staying power.

The blades on Paudin’s knives are made of high-carbon German or Japanese stainless steel to be able to withstand contact with food and moisture. As long as you handwash the knives after each use, they should hold up without staining, rusting or dulling.

Paudin only sells its products online, which keeps cost at a minimum and allows them to focus on providing top quality at a lower price than if they dealt with retail distribution. In addition to knives and knife sets, Paudin also sells magnetic knife blocks that you can use to store your knives between uses.

With any knives, it’s important to pay close attention to the cleaning instructions. You can’t simply toss your knives in the dishwasher and hope for the best. Doing that will shorten the lifespan and reduce the sharpness of the blade. Regular stainless-steel blades can be washed in hot water and dish soap, but high-carbon steel shouldn’t be passed under hot water. Instead, wipe it with a clean cloth after each use. Dry your knife immediately after cleaning it.

In addition to how you’ll clean it, you should also consider how you’ll store it. You can use a magnetic knife block, but a standard knife block with slots will work, as well. If you’d prefer to store it in a drawer, make sure to keep it clear of dust and debris. A cloth bag can also be a great way to store your knives if they’re drawer-bound.

DWYM Fun Fact

Throughout the history of mankind, knives have played a role in everyday life. A sharp-edged tool was found among the Oldowan tools in East Africa, which are thought to date back 2.5 million years. Made from stone cobbles, these early knives were created by knocking off several flakes using another rock that was used as a hammer. During that time, they were likely used to butcher animals, as evidenced by the marks that can be found on the bones that have been discovered from that time. Knives continued to be made from rocks over the years, only switching to bronze, copper, iron and steel once manufacturing and metallurgy made it possible to make them.

The Paudin Knife Buying Guide

  • If you don’t already have a knife set in your kitchen, there are several must-haves. A chef’s knife can be a great multipurpose tool, helping you with everything from chopping vegetables to slicing meat. A paring knife will help you with peeling and mincing, while a set of steak knives will be essential tableware.
  • If you regularly slice bread, a serrated knife is a must. It’s built with a blade that cuts through the softer surface without damaging the bread.
  • The blade plays a direct role in how efficient your knife will cut. Look for one made of high-quality steel that promises sharpness. A knife sharpener can give you a hand if your knives start to dull, though.
  • Don’t discount the importance of the handle. A lightweight, ergonomic design will help keep your hand comfortable, reducing fatigue that can lead to accidents. Also look for a knife with a handle that promises nonslip surfacing.
  • Most knives are made from stainless steel, which is resistant to rust. Stainless steel is an iron alloy with at least 10.5 percent chromium. Sometimes a little nickel or molybdenum is mixed in. A step higher are high-carbon stainless-steel knives, which bring about 0.5 percent to 2 percent carbon into the mix.
  • You may feel tempted to buy a full knife set, but it’s better to buy what you need, as you need it. You’ll then make sure you buy high-quality individual knives rather than going for the cheaper options that are often boxed up and sold as complete sets.
  • Paudin specializes in high-quality, durable handles, but pay close attention to how they’re built. A full-tang handle has the steel of the blade extending the full length, including the handle, giving you more leverage. With a partial-tang knife, the steel extends only partway into the handle, although this can vary from one knife to the next. Rivets can also keep the handle intact even during intense use.