Messermeister Meridian Elite 8" Chef's Knife - E/3686-8


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Part #: MM36868 | Messermeister Kitchen
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MM36868: Elite 8" Chef's Knife
A Chef's Knife, also known as a Cook's Knife or French Knife, is the most versatile knife in the kitchen and thus the most used blade style by professional chefs. The broad bladed knife has a spine which gradually tapers to the cambered, cutting edge and creates a pointed tip. This knife also has a bolster in front of the handle which gradually tapers to the tip. Because of this geometry, this is the one knife that should be well balanced with weight distributed equally between the handle and the blade.

Manufacturer SKU: E/3686-8

Made in Solingen, Germany

Messermeister is the premier brand of authentic German knives that still utilizes the original hot drop hammer forged manufacturing process. Each knife is handcrafted from the finest quality carbon steel alloy and industrial strength handle components.

Messermeister is one of our favorite knife brands and they are noted for having some of the highest standards in the industry. Founder Bernd Dressler was a true innovator and traveled the country seeking the advice of chefs, retailers, and industry professionals. Among his innovations was the first bolsterless heel and the first truly full cambered wide blade chef’s knives. He also created a sharper edge by making sure all the forged knives were ground, reground, and finished with a true polished bevel. He paid meticulous attention to detail and made sure each knife was crafted by devoted Solingen artisans, using only the finest available industrial quality components.
  • One-piece, fully forged
  • Hand-polished "Elite" edge
  • Bolsterless edge
  • Cambered chef’s knife blade
  • Extra-wide chef’s knife blade
  • Ergonomic balance
  • Triple rivet "POM" handle
  • Polished spine
  • The blade is shaped so that it can peel, trim, slice, dice, chop, mince, vegetables, fillet fish, and cut meat. Each part of the knife is designed to perform a different task. It is the flagship of cutlery.

UPC Code: 098872368687

Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Made in Germany
Made in Germany One of the older steel Capitals of the World: Solingen, Germany produces some of the best Kitchen knives and straight razors money can buy.
Messermeister Meridian Elite 8" Chef's Kniferated 5.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Messermeister Meridian Elite 8" Chef's Knife
rated 5 stars out of 5
Undocumented Worker Refugee Zone (Central CONUS)
Jun 06, 2012
Pros: Overall Quality, Design, Sharpenability, Sharpness, Construction, Material Quality, Durability
Cons: None
One of the finest cook's knives I have ever used
I do all the cooking in the house and we like to eat about 7 days a week. My wife and I bought one of these a few years back and I really began to use it daily about three years ago. The knife is a truly well-designed cook's knife, with an excellent balance, the curvature of the edge offers an excellent rocking and chopping action, and the taper of the handle to the blade allows me constant control of the knife whether I am slicing scallions or cutting a frozen chicken thru the breastbone, body and spine. I'm not classically trained, so I can't comment on how a professional chef would like this knife, but as a guy who uses it to make 7-10 meals a day, I can't recommend it enough.It maintains an edge very well and I am that guy who keeps his ez-lap bench hones as well as a sand/ strop block in the kitchen drawer, so I can attest that it takes a very scary edge easily and simply. By scary sharp, I mean the hair falls off my arm and it maintains this level of sharp for a couple weeks of solid use at a time. It''s a worthwhile investment of $115 and shipping - the only other chef's / cook's knife I have used which comes close in terms of how well it performs are the Shun/ Bob Kramer knives at 3 times the price.


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