Product Comparison: Dalstrong Gladiator Series 8-Inch vs Dalstrong Shogun Series X Gyuto 8-Inch


General Specifications
Brand
Dalstrong
Dalstrong
Model
Gladiator Series 8-Inch
Shogun Series X Gyuto 8-Inch
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The Dalstrong Gladiator Series 8” chef’s knife is the essential workhorse for any chef who takes his craft seriously. From the heat of professional restaurant kitchens to a simple meal for one, this chef knife works tirelessly beside you, complimenting your style, always dependable and forever brutally effective. It is your merciless gladiator in the unforgiving arena of professional and home kitchens.
The Dalstrong Shogun Series X 8” AUS-10V chef knife with a beautiful tsuchime finish. Supreme function meets stunning elegance. Put a lion in your hands! This is the flag bearer of the Shogun Series, and the most indispensable of all kitchen blades. This chef knife is a master of versatility and with exceptional cutting prowess. The Shogun Series of knives are what careers are built on.
Key Specs
Purpose
Chopping, Mincing, Slicing, Dicing
Chopping, Mincing, Slicing, Dicing
Blade Material
High carbon ThyssenKrupp German steel
Japanese Steel AUS-10V
Blade Length
8 in
8 in
Tang
Full tang
Full tang
Bolster
Mirror polished, finger protective
Mirror polished, finger protective
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Dalstrong Gladiator Series 8-Inch Chef Knife
  • I'm not a chef, but a good cook and use all of my tools daily. Very happy with this purchase.
  • It cuts good, i regained my confidence in the kitchen once more!
  • A very good chef's knife for the price. It handles nicely and slices/dices/ chops better than any of the several others I've tried.
  • It cuts like a workhorse and feels great in hand.
  • The knife feels good in my hand and feels balanced; the handle is beautiful. I like the full tang and it seems to cut well.
Dalstrong Shogun Series X Gyuto 8-Inch Chef's Knife
  • Stays razor sharp, just hone before & after use & no worries.
  • Razor sharp right out of the box. Amazing craftsmanship and and attention to detail.
  • Quality of construction. Nothing rattles, no weakness visible. Full tang blade. Very nice handle.+ Grip.
  • This knife should be used for cutting/slicing vegetables and meats but not to cut bones or frozen products.
  • Though quality seems very close, Dalstrong seems to have priced more honestly than Zelite
Size & Weight
Height
1.2 in
1.2 in
Weight
8 oz
9.6 oz
Width
14 in
14 in
Depth
2.2 in
2.2 in
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Dalstrong Gladiator Series 8-Inch Chef Knife
  • Well balanced, feels great in your hand, good weight and cuts everything smoothly!
  • It is quite sharp and very well balance that your hands doesn't feel tired after using it for a while.
  • Love this knife! Well balanced and a beautiful sharp edge.
  • I was skeptical when I purchased this knife as usually knives are not good quality and are very lightweight when they are in this price range.
  • First of all the grip is great and the weight of the knife feels really good if you like a heavier, and sturdier tool. It come sharp and he edge holds very well.
Dalstrong Shogun Series X Gyuto 8-Inch Chef's Knife
  • This knife is magnificent. It is well balanced, incredibly sharp, and absolutely beautiful.
  • I think the knife feels absolutely perfect in the hand. Weight, grip, rivets, handle material, all of it.
  • The weight of the blade feels even and great.
  • The weight is perfect and functionality is top notch. It's beautiful to look at so I do wish it came with a knife stand as well as the sheath, but now I'm just being picky.
  • Weight. As compared to my MAC, for a Japanese kitchen knife, it is pretty heavy.
Features
Block Included
No
No
Color
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Number Of Pieces
1
1
Handle Type
Triple riveted
Triple riveted
Handle Material
Laminated pakkawood
Ultra-premium G-10 Garolite
Cleaning and Care
Hand wash
Hand wash
Extras
Tapered design for hardness and flexibility, Wide blade for knuckle clearance, Precisely tempered, Polished spine to ensure an ever comfortable grip, Includes a BPA protective Dalstrong PerfectFit sheath, Lifetime Warranty
62+ Rockwell hardness, Nitrogen cooled for enhanced hardness, flexibility and corrosion resistance, Dalstrong’s exquisite Shogun Series Tsunami Rose blade pattern, for striking, stand out beauty, Shogun Series X beautiful hammered tsuchime finish, Lifetime Warranty
What customers say about "Features"
Dalstrong Gladiator Series 8-Inch Chef Knife
  • This knife definitely puts the Chinese blade smiths on the international map of knife making. Worth every penny!
  • Dalstong knifes are pure quality, i was very skeptical because of the price but after learning that im buying direct from the factory which means no store mark up i was SOLD.
  • It really stands up. No more daily sharpening.
  • Beautiful, hefty, razor sharp, nicely balanced and just a joy to use.
  • The handle has a lovely weight to it and the balance is perfect. Pinch grip right at the bolster feels just right - the extra heft of the handle feels gone.
Dalstrong Shogun Series X Gyuto 8-Inch Chef's Knife
  • Lastly I'll mention the packaging since people seem to care about such things. In a word, it's excellent. More accurately it's over the top. It keeps the blade very stable and provides a very satisfying unboxing experience.
  • The handle is comfortable, seems durable. I like this blade for rocking cuts, it has a nice curve but not so much that you cant dice chop either.
  • The handle is nice for daily usage since it's a bit easier to clean and holds up to moisture better than most woods. It also looks really nice with the classy rivet roset and the modern texture and shape.
  • The knife comes with a sheath, care instructions, and a soft cloth for drying after cleaning.
  • My one complaint it that the printed (not etched) branding on the blade face feels poorly applied and even catches very slightly in cleaning.
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
59.67 $
129.43 $

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