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G-2 8" Chef's Knife

Not great, but damn good. My road dog for most of the last 2 decades and the standard by which I judge all other knives.

This knife has been with me through it all — from restaurant jobs to 15 or so years of home cooking.

If it were a dog, it'd be a golden retriever. It's a solid, reliable friend that countless readers of the late Anthony Bourdain's seminal book "Kitchen Confidential" were inspired to buy — myself among them.

Sure, it's not gonna break any world records, but I have not one bad thing to say about this knife.

  • An excellent balance of hardness/toughness.
  • Super light, so it quickly becomes an extension of your arm.
  • Easy to sharpen.
  • Handle is polarizing.
  • So is the aesthetic, tbh.