Guy Fieri’s Knuckle Sandwich Series – my review

Okay, one of my cooking partners picked me up the 8-in. Big Stick Chef’s Knife from Guy Fieri’s Knuckle Sandwich series.

I don’t usually get all weak in the knees by celebrity product lines (probably because they are so often cheap junk in a pretty bag) but I had a feeling these knives were going to be a quality itemplus, they match our Burnin’ Love BBQ colors, & I’m a huge fan of Triple-D…so whaddaya gonna do?

For once, I was pleasantly surprised. Seriously, this knife is fantastic.

Guy Fieri Knuckle Sandwich knifeWeight, balance, and edge are every bit as good (if not better) than any of the top-of-the-line German knives I own. The handle feels just a bit narrow (I have big hands) but not uncomfortably so. Also, I would love to see them offer a 10-Inch version of this knife.

The Big Stick is nicely balanced, with a slight, ergonomic curve to the handle that you don’t really understand until you start cutting with it, and then you think, “Oh…YEAH!” It also has a crisscross knurl on the end for pulverizing garlic, nuts, etc. (Probably won’t ever use it, but it looks cool.) It’s pretty obvious that this knife was designed by a chef, as that slight parabolic curve allows for a great deal more pressure towards the tip of the blade, with far less exertion on the wrist than would be typical of other knives.

That’s the kind of concept that can take on significant importance after twelve hours of chopping vegetables.

Knuckle Sandwich Knives Specs:

# The blades are precision heat-treated to keep a great edge.
# Patented ergonomic design is created to be an extension of your hand for natural comfort.
# Made of high-carbon German stainless steel for stain resistance.
# Full tang and abbreviated bolster adds strength and balance.
# Hollow ground ovals in blade promote less stick and smoother cuts.
# Flames and Guy’s Knuckle Sandwich logo are distressed and permanently etched on the blades. The red and black handles also boast a flame-waved design, and the star is added to complete Guy’s signature look.
# Includes two free Black Universal Edge Guards with flames.

– Perry

PS – Thanks Terry – you are the man!


Okay, be honest…are you a little intimidated by your own knifes? I know I was. Here’s a suggestion from me to you: The Zwilling J. A. Henckels Complete Book of Knife Skills is a great book, in fact, my father bought it for me along with my first set of Henckels.

It’s become my “Dummies Guide” to my own knives, lol, and a great investment in my own cooking skills!

Complete Book of Knife Skills covers everything you should know about kitchen knives. In this book you’ll learn how to: Buy, Maintain, and Sharpen your knives. Plus, Knife Skills are explained in easy-to-follow steps combined with photographs and illustrations.