Oriental Slicer

(7 customer reviews)

Oriental Slicer


This is one of the most versatile knife in the I.O.Shen range.

The depth to the blade makes light work of tough root vegetables such as swede, butternut squash and turnips whilst the dramatic curve acts like a mezeluna and is perfect for ‘rock’ chopping delicate herbs.

The point mimics a chef’s knife to allow you to do intricate work and the depth ensures that your fingers are kept safe!

This is a stunning looking knife and totally unique in design. No other knife manufacturers have a knife of this shape!!

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7 reviews for Oriental Slicer

  1. Paul Brown

    An unusual shaped blade but extremely versatile. I can use the point to dig into vegetables; the broad shape lets me scoop and blind chop quickly with confidence; rocking on the curved edge makes it easy and comfortable to finely chop or mince; and it holds its edge longer than any other knife in my kitchen.

    The curved edge theoretically means you could not slice clean through broad items like a large onion, in practice this rarely happens. Using an actual slicing motion rather than a chop means it never happens.

    The inner metal that holds that sharp edge so well is more brittle, it has to be that hard to be that sharp and hold the edge so well. That means this knife is not dishwasher safe. Unfortunately some people who I no longer speak to snuck my knife into the dishwasher, and mine now has a couple of minor chips in the edge. These don’t effect functionality, but sharpening them out is slow progress due to the hardness of that steal. A good knife needs due care.

    This is my favourite knife, I’ve used it for 5 years. I’ve never found another knife that can cut, slice, chop, crush, gouge, scoop, cleave and retain its edge quite like this one.

  2. Jim (verified owner)

    This is a superb knife, extremely versatile and sharp. The point means you can use it for normal chef work whilst the curved blade makes it ideal for chopping. The very deep blade means you can blind chop with confidence. The broad blade also means you can use the knife to scoop and transfer ingredients to the pan. I tend to use this more than my chefs knife as it’s suitable for so many tasks. Well worth the money ! Delivery from IO Shen was really fast and efficient.

    • natalie

      Thanks Jim! The Oriental Slicer rocks! It was in the original line up for I.O.Shen….back in the day when we only had 7 knives in the range!!

  3. Christian (verified owner)

    This is by far the best knife I’ve ever had, followed by my other I.O.Shen knife. I’ve been a chef for years and had a fair few but the size shape and weight are perfect for me, I’ve had mine quite a while now and it’s still really easy to keep sharp, I’ve also bought this knife for my brother and son as gifts and tell everyone how good it is…genuine work of art in my humble opinion…cheers

    • natalie

      Amazing Christian – thanks so much for taking the time to review x Natalie

  4. Domonic

    My favourite knife I own it is so versatile I use it for most jobs in a professional kitchen. Very good value as well I am yet to find a chef that has a sharper knife than my I.O.Shen. If you are looking for one knife to do it all I highly recommend this knife! The only other knife I use is a small tomato knife and a serrated knife for bones so I don’t damage my I.O.Shen.

  5. John Farrar (verified owner)

    Just wow. I’d heard and seen so much hype about Ioshen knives, I now know why. Amazing doesn’t come close to describing how good this knife is. It’s not just the quality of the knives that make them so special either. I contacted Natalie with a very specific request on Sunday evening, she and her team have been nothing short of amazing making sure I received this amazing knife in a timely fashion so that I was able to show it to a very special person. I can’t thank them enough making this happen. I’ve just got to save up for my next knife now 😀👍👍

    • natalie

      Thanks John – what a fantastic review! I’m so glad you’re happy with the product and your buying experience! Natalie 🙂

  6. Jonathan Smith (verified owner)

    What a knife! So versatile! Makes light work of sweet potatoes and other root vegetables but can also finely slice tomatoes thinner than I have ever managed before. I am constantly looking for excuses to use it! A great addition to anyones kitchen. Next up butter nut squash soup!

    • natalie

      Amazing review! Thank you. Natalie x

  7. Anna Lawrence

    I got bought this as a Christmas present and boy what a beauty it is! I have used it once to cut some potatoes- what potatoes?! It cut through like the potatoes weren’t there! I had to come on a leave a review as soon as I used it. I not a chef but wow! I hope to be able to add to the collection in the future. Will be buying more for sure.

    • natalie

      Thanks Anna for such a wonderful review! Natalie x

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