I am a hobby chef and was recently ready to purchase some new knives. I happened upon Paul's site and was blown away by the selection, quality and prices. I have shopped around and in today's world it is difficult to find store staff that really know anything about knives and I found myself educating them more than them educating me.
I first purchased 2 knives from Paul, a Misano UX10 Santoku and a Misano UX10 130 mm utility knife. I had them within 2 days and they reflected the quality and workmanship Paul had described. A week later I decided to order 2 more knives and went for the Wusthof Classic Ikon Chef and Slicer both 9 inch models and within 30 minutes of me placing my order they were already shipped and I had received a confirmation from Canada Post with a tracking number! FAST!
I chose Wusthof this time more for cost reasons because the Misano were more money and my wife would have an absolute kanipshun if she knew how much I spent on the four knives. Hey, woman dig shoes. Men love knives! Anyway....I can't say enough good things about Paul and his overall expertise and service.
It is nice to know that as we gravitate more and more towards purchasing from the internet we can still find businesses that cover all the bases and where you can still deal and speak with the actual owner if in need of some advice...7 days a week!
Paul is always prompt, professional and friendly. I will tell all my hobby chef friends knowing well that they will be looked after and get a great deal as well.
This all-purpose knife has taken the world by storm. It is considered a home cooking knife in Japan, where it is used for everyday cooking. Slightly shorter and with a straighter edge than our usual 8" European-style knives, it is very easy and comfortable to use and now outsells chef's knives more than 10 to 1. Great for the most common everyday home cooking tasks like chopping and dicing onions, garlic, ginger, veggies, small meat/chicken, etc. I use a santoku at home now for most of my cooking and rarely even touch my chef's knife.