The Chef knife from Linoroso has a classic look, which includes a full bolster. It also comes with a full tang handle that is made from plastic.
German Steel Core Material 1.4116
The knife comes with german steel, which has good stainless properties.
Edge durability & sharpened angle
The knife is sharpened at a 12-degree angle per side. The core material is durable, so you don’t have to worry about chipping.
The Rockwell hardness of the Linoroso Chef knife was advertised as 58+. However, my review sample came with a Rockwell of 56. Combined with the knife 12 degrees sharpened angle and a Rockwell of 56, the knife-edge can last around one month with regular honing sessions before needing whetstone maintenance.
Weight and Spine tapering
The knife comes with a weight of 225grams. The blade does have distal spine tapering. The thickness at the back is 2.7mm, 2.4mm at the middle, and 0.9mm at the front (measured 1.5cm away from the point).
The knife comes with a full-tang ergonomic handle which is suitable for most hand sizes. The contours make it very comfortable for those that like to grip the knife at the handle.
Knife balance point
The balance point of this knife is at the handle. If you pinch at the handle, the knife will be middle balanced. If you pinch at the blade, the balance point will shift, making the knife back heavy.
The blade profile has a curved belly which is great for rocking with the knife.
The knife knuckle clearance is good with the pinch grip on the blade or handle.
But there is no knuckle clearance once you go for the thumb grip.
This knife comes with a full bolster which prevents your finger from being accidentally cut. However, a full-bolster comes with a few downsides, and it is harder to be resharpened as you need to spend more time grinding the bolster away. If you use your honing rod a lot, you eventually will create an indent at the front of the bolster. You will eventually need to grind the bolster down and reprofile your entire blade.
Final Conclusion and my Recommendation
The advertised Rockwell hardness of 58+ is not reached in my review sample, and it came close to 56. The full bolster is something you need to consider before buying as it is a hindrance for those that sharpen their own kitchen knives. Despite the full-bolster and the Rockwell of 56, the knife itself is of good quality, and they should consider adding a half-bolster option.
N O T E S:
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