The Sunnecko chef knife (8 inch/20cm) is according to the seller made from the Imported Japanese VG10 core material. It comes with a Damascus layered outer cladding and has a partial G10 handle (water and heat-resistant handle). The knife is manufactured in China. Sunnecko also has a sub-brand called Keemake.
Rockwell Hardness and Core Material
The knife Rockwell is around 59/60 during my testing. If used at home, you can get away with 4 to 5 months before needing a whetstone touch-up if you regularly hone your knife with a honing rod. The core material is claimed to be made of Japanese VG10 steel. The heat treatment is acceptable, and the Rockwell is slightly higher than a Rockwell of 59. It is advisable not to use it on frozen food, bones, cheese, or hard bread, or push your way through other food like chocolate or nuts.
Blade profile of Sunnecko Chef Knife
The blade profile is similar to a german chef’s knife. It means that you have the same curvy belly profile that is suitable for rocking motions.
Distal Spine Taper and Flex on the blade?
The Sunnecko chef knife comes with a spine taper, which means that the heel’s performance and thickness to the front will be different. It will be sharper at the front since it is thinner and sturdier at the heel because of its thickness. The knife is also sturdy, and there is no noticeable flex during use.
There is also enough knuckle clearance on the knife if you use the pinch grip at the curved bolster.
Balance Point of Sunnecko chef knife
The knife balance point is at the curved bolster which. If you pinch at the bolster, the knife is neither front nor back heavy.
Knife handle of Sunnecko chef knife
The knife handle design is made from a partial G10 material. This gives the knife a unique one-piece steel construction. The blade and the handle are welded together. The bolster has a curved vertical cap that makes it ideal for the pinch grip.
Weight, finish, and quality control
The knife weight of 261 grams makes the knife just as heavy as an 8-inch (20cm) German Chef knife. The blade has an excellent finish on the spine and choil no sharp edges there. The knife handle has no protrusions; however, the G10 finish is not perfect. But this is only visible to the eyes, so you won’t be able to feel it.
Suitable for home cooks?
If you have sweaty hands or can’t keep your knife hand clean and dry, I would advise you to look for a knife with a different handle. The partial G10 does not add any extra grip and has only an aesthetical function the same as the mosaic rivet.
Suitable for professional cooks?
Since the handle becomes slippery with wet hands or kitchen gloves, it is not the best knife for the professional kitchen. The Sunnecko partial G10 knife lineup also does not offer knives that are 10 inches or longer. Therefore it is not suitable for professional cooks.
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Sunnecko, as a brand has some quality control issues, and not all knife lineups, are equal they also have a sub-brand called Keemake.
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