This is our wide Santoku. Featuring a 7” blade, this knife is perfect for rock and chop style cutting, with dimples and an extra wide blade for scooping up food and easily sliding them into a pan or onto a serving plate.
This is by far the best Asian cleaver on the market
This is the best Asian knife i used by far, i love the balance and quality
Of the 8 GW knives I own, this is my favorite and most versatile.
Great knive. Excellent value and I can't to buy another at the Costco roadshow
This is great knife. Waiting for road show to buy for friends
Good inexpensive knife
This is my first inexpensive Cleaver knife. Sharp and strong. It has a good rocking angle and the handle is a good shape and of good grip. (Balance, Size, Strength, Shape, Weight)
I purchased this Asain Cleaver at my local Costco during a GW road show. It has a nice weight to it when you need to chop hard items, but with the blade design it can be used like a Santuko knife for rock and chop cutting. And with the deal you get threw Costco I couldn't go wrong.
This past week I was fortunate enough to stop by my local Costco where there was a "Special Event" which featured Gunter Wilhelm cutlery. I had been shopping online for a number of months but never seemed to find what I wanted. I had thought about a wide-blade chef's knife, but without being able to hold one I couldn't decide. I wear an XL glove and I am tired of banging my knuckles on our bamboo cutting boards using the Twin Profection 8" chef's knife.
I stopped at the Costco demo booth and spoke to the salesman, and I mentioned my problem. Before I finished my description, he handed me the model 210 Asian Cleaver. I have been working with tools since the late 60's whether it be artist tools, mechanics tools or what have you. I put the cleaver to the board and sliced the "demo tomato" and it felt like it was a tool custom designed for my hand that I had been using for years. Remarkable balance, so very easy to control, and sliced effortlessly. And the price at the road show made it a very easy decision.
In the first two days I have put it to good use, cutting up vegetables for a gallon of Kimchi, and making a large green salad (lettuce, tomatoes, green onion, ginger, garlic, carrots).
With every stroke I knew I had chosen wisely. While it is gauche to cut lettuce, with every cut the cleaver went through the romaine leaves barely compressing the head of lettuce.
The Santoku edge really does make this tool so very versatile that I doubt that any other cutting tool in our kitchen will get 10% of the use the 210 will. In two days it has become my favorite kitchen tool!
Thank you for a great tool that I know will serve me for many, many years.
This knife comes super sharp right out of the box. It's great for chopping, especially fingers because I cut myself before I was able to cut any food.