Yata 8-inch Chef’s Knife
Yata is the house brand of our partner, the Portland Knife House. From their years of experience selling and sharpening kitchen knives, they have designed an excellent line at a reasonable price point crafted from fine American steel. This 8-inch chef’s knife has a slender Japanese blade profile, thin construction and surprising lightness, all of which makes for a very nimble and precise. Professional line cooks call knives like these “lasers”—a fitting name for this sort of precision tool. Matt, our food editor, uses one daily for his home cooking, The subtly ergonomic design of the handle fits the palm well and the junction between handle and blade is comfortable for a controlled pinch group. The micarta grip (layers of linen set in resin) is durable and comfortable.