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I know, I know. These are the funniest looking knives you’ve ever seen. They are stumpy and are missing half the handle! But don’t underestimate the Fini Cutlery Knives, we’ve been testing this set for over 45 days with daily use. Our Fini Cutlery Knives review includes both PROs and CONs.
Fini Cutlery Knives Review – PROs and CONs
Let’s first start with an overview of these knives. Fini Cutlery began their business on Kickstarter by 20 year restaurant veteran, Peter Rigas, in New York.
Watch this video – it will explain the features of the Fini Knives better than I ever could:
Fini Cutlery Knives Stats
Rockwell Hardness 58
German Steel 1.4116
Made in China
Double ground edge of 20° angle, the Santoku has a hollow ground edge.
30 day warranty
Design forces you to pinch-grip – PRO!
Most high-end kitchen knife manufacturers focus their innovation on the fine balance between hardness of the blade (Rockwell Hardness), angle of the edge (European vs. Asian style) and type of steel (Japanese or German steel). Lower-end knife companies pay attention to how pretty their knives look in your kitchen.
Very few manufacturers actually set out to design the chef’s knife from scratch. If you watched the video above, you’ll see that Fini actually zeroed in on proper knife handling influencing the design.
There’s no way to use the Fini knives without the pinch grip. Your thumb and forefinger actually pinch the blade, while the rest of your fingers and palm wrap securely around the handle. This grip stabilizes the knife, minimizing wobble, and giving you the ultimate control of the knife.
A short, stubby handle allows your last two fingers to close around the butt of the knife. Again, affects stability and control of the knife. ...