Cold Steel 59KSCZ Kitchen Classic Chef's Knife 8" Blade, Kray-Ex Handle

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CS59KSCZ: 59KSCZ Kitchen Classic 8" Chef's Knife

Cold Steel

Cold Steel's series of kitchen knives, the Kitchen Classics, will race through just about any task you can imagine. Theses blades are ice tempered and then precision flat ground for maximum cutting power. All models in the series come with a razor sharp edge that lasts and lasts, and some have serrated edges uniquely appropriate to the tasks they were designed to do. The handles are, in a word, terrific! Carefully designed to ensure a strong, secure, yet comfortable grip, they feature a stiff Kray-Ex core on the inside, with a softer, deeply checkered rubbery exterior for a the kind of non-slip grip that must be felt to be appreciated!


  • Item Number: 59KSCZ
  • Name: Chef's Knife
  • Blade Length: 8.0"
  • Blade Thickness: 3.0 mm
  • Overall Length: 13.0"
  • Steel: German 4116 Stainless, Cryo Quenched
  • Weight: 5.9 oz.
  • Handle: 5.0" Long. Kray-Ex
  • Made in Taiwan
Cold Steel 59KSCZ Kitchen Classic Chef's Knife 8" Blade, Kray-Ex Handlerated 4.500 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
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Cold Steel 59KSCZ Kitchen Classic Chef's Knife 8" Blade, Kray-Ex Handle
rated 5 stars out of 5
Santa Barbara, Ca
Jan 15, 2019
Pros: Overall Quality, Design, Sharpenability, Sharpness, Construction, Material Quality, Durability
Cons: None
My "go-to" kitchen knife
I have a lovely 8" Global G-2 chef's knife. I call it my "racing knife." It's lightweight, super-sharp, and somewhat expensive. But.... The knife I always grab first is my $20 eight-inch Cold Steel "Kitchen Classic" chef's knife. I often ask myself why. There's nothing at all wrong with the Global. It's a great knife. Then, I pick it up and use it, and out of curiosity, I try out the Cold Steel alongside it. I always find myself sticking with the Cold Steel knife instead.I thing it's partly the handle. The Cold Steel knife's handle is comfortable and very "grippy." Even when your hands are wet, it doesn't slip. The Global's handle is more slippery, and sometimes it wants to rotate in my hand during use, even with a pinch-grip. Also, the Cold Steel knife's handle feels more comfortable, it seems to fit my hand better. I can use it longer with less fatigue.Mostly, though, I think it's the weight and the balance of the knife. The Global is very lightweight and responsive, and for someone who likes that feel, it's wonderful. I wouldn't call the Cold Steel a really heavy knife, but it is heavier. It has just the right heft and sturdiness for my taste. It feels better in my hand, and with a pinch grip I always feel I have great control and comfort. This is, of course, purely subjective. Both the Cold Steel and the Global will take and hold a razor-sharp edge. I touch up the Cold Steel with a ceramic rod after every couple of uses, and it shaves hairs and slices newsprint with ease. (I did re-form the edge to have a 15-degree back-bevel and a 20-degree primary angle, which it handles well.) If I were to choose a chef's knife to give a friend as a gift, it would be this one.
Cold Steel 59KSCZ Kitchen Classic Chef's Knife 8" Blade, Kray-Ex Handle
rated 4 stars out of 5
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Apr 25, 2018
Pros: Design, Construction, Material Quality, Sharpness, Overall Quality
Cons: None
A razor sharp and symmetrical factory edge, from Taiwan... I'm impressed. Had it for about a month now and the German steel is holding up well. The Kray-EX handle is ergonomic and ensures a nice grip. Would give it five stars but it's still new to the kitchen collection. Overall, a great knife for the price.


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