DALSTRONG Shogun Series Chef Knife – Top-notch Craftsmanship, Stunning Design, and Comfortable Handling
What We Like
- Stunning design with full tang
- AUS-10V Japanese Super Steel cutting core
- Super sharp 8″ precision forged blade
- Durable G-10 handle
What We Don’t Like
- steel at 62+ Rockwell hardness has to be handled with care
- Japanese style knife, but made in China
- Blade pattern might be too much for some users
The DALSTRONG Shogun Series Chef Knife X displays top-notch craftsmanship, stunning design, and comfortable handling. If you are a home chef who wants to try out a chef knife, this tool will give you the ultimate professional cooking experience.
If you are a chef looking for a professional level tool for long-term use, the DALSTRONG Chef’s Knife is made for you.
A Quick Introduction
Need a tool to help you kickstart your chef career? The DALSTRONG Shogun Series X 8″ knife offers superior quality to accompany you in all your cooking journeys.
The Series X Gyuto knife has an unparalleled cutting ability and a beautiful Tsunami Rose design topped with a tsuchime finish.
The Shogun Series knives are crafted with extra care and precision over a 60 day period. If you dig deeper, you will find high-quality materials and manufacturing techniques used by DALSTRONG to create this masterpiece.
DALSTRONG is a relatively new brand in the culinary industry, but its culinary tools have secured their place amongst the top-quality kitchenware.
With innovative designs, superior performance, and an exquisite finish, the DALSTRONG chef knives will replace your timeworn kitchen knives for good.
But all things aside, is the DALSTRONG Chef’s Knife worth investing in?
In our DALSTRONG Shogun Series Chef Knife- X Review, we put the knife through some serious examination.
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DALSTRONG Chef Knife Design
As always, the Shogun Series did not fail to impress us with unique, hand-crafted details on the tool.
We did, however, find the pattern on this one to be very defined and striking. If you prefer simple looking tools, this blade’s pattern might overwhelm you.
Now, let’s change course with our DALSTRONG Chef’s Knife – Shogun Series X Gyuto review and examine some of the more serious design details.
The Shogun Series X 8″ Chef’s Knife has fantastic versatility with incredible cutting ability. The Japanese Super Steel layered with Damascus steel reveals a striking ‘Tsunami Rose’ pattern.
Additionally, the non-slip G10 Garolite handle is durable and sturdy, with heat and moisture resistant properties.
The tsuchime hammered finish completes the exquisite design of the Japanese style chef Knife.
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DALSTRONG Chef’s Knife-Shogun Series X : Performance and Features
By now, you have probably formed an opinion about the Shogun Series.
Now our DALSTRONG Chef’s Knife-Shogun Series X review will walk you through the main features of the tool so that you can get an in-depth look at the product.
The Shogun Series has power in its name. Every Chef’s Knife in the series is made from vacuum heat-treated Japanese AUS-10V Super Steel at 62+ Rockwell hardness.
The super-strong material wrapped with 66 layers of SUS410 Damascus steel allows for exceptional edge retention and performance.
The cryogenic hardening with liquid nitrogen adds to the strength, hardness, and flexibility of the steel by increasing the steel’s crystalline structure. Moreover, the rust and corrosion-resistant cladding give the knife a clean finish.
We also can’t forget that the broader blade provides a better grip for improved knuckle clearance.
The DALSTRONG Chef’s Knife-Shogun Series X Gyuto has a 55mm wide blade, precision forged from 66 layers of premium high-carbon stainless steel layers for ultimate strength and durability.
The scalpel-like edge of the blade is hand-polished to a mirror finish using the 3-step Honbazuke method. The nitrogen cooling at the end further improves the resilience and strength of the blade.
A stunning hammered tsuchime finish exhibits beautiful artistry while reducing drag and minimizing food sticking.
Typically, a knife will last you a couple of months before it loses its edge.
That won’t be the case with this one, however. The edge of the DALSTRONG Shogun Series X 8″ knife blade is hand-polished at an 8-12 degree angle on each side using the Honbazuke method.
The Super Steel cutting core with a 62+ Rockwell hardness will give exceptional edge retention. The hard material will hold its edge for longer, so it stays mighty sharp, no matter how frequently you use it.
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Handling DALSTRONG Shogun Series X Knife
The DALSTRONG Chef’s Knife-Shogun Series X Gyuto has everything you expect from a professional Japanese style knife.
The military-grade G-10 handle ensures durability and safe washing. Furthermore, the full tang of the knife gives you better control and balance over the tool.
In simpler terms, the whole knife is a single piece of metal, with two handle grips bolted at each side.
The fact that the metal is one piece makes for a full tang, the sturdiest of all types of tangs.
Moreover, the full tang is riveted at three points for even more stability. The intrinsic mosaic pin as the middle rivet adds a spark to the handle.
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How much is the DALSTRONG Shogun Series Chef Knife
The DALSTRONG Chef’s Knife-Shogun Series X Gyuto retails at $110 to $300 on Amazon. The price tag certainly reflects the quality of the Chef’s Knife.
If you are getting the knife for production or professional use, the Shogun Series X is worth investing in. Besides, the unique handcrafted details on the tool will make the few extra bucks you might be paying worth it.
On the other hand, if you are a home chef, you will find the knife more on the high-end side. Still, if you want the complete experience of using a chef knife, this one will be worth your money.
- Brand: DALSTRONG, Inc.
- Product Dimension:16.9 x 4.1 x 1.4 inches
- Model: SSXChef
- Material: Japanese steel
- Item Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Made in: China
DALSTRONG Shogun Series Chef Knife X Review The Final Verdict
Whether you are a professional chef or a hobbyist chef, you will enjoy using the DALSTRONG Chef’s Knife-Shogun Series X. The knife is both professional and artistic and complements not only your cooking but also your cooking area.
However, if you find the tool too eye-catching, you can go for simpler pieces from a different series with the same strength and durability.