Do you know, Coolina is a very new knife brand when you compare to other world famous and hundred years old knife brands. They have entered the knife world a few years ago. But they have become one of the most reliable and popular knives on the market. What made them so renowned? It’s the unique design, extreme sharpness, and versatility that every piece of their knife features.
Coolina has a collection of different types of knives. Let’s go through this whole Coolina knives review to know more about the different features of coolina knives and buying guide.
Quick Overview Table: Best Coolina Knives Review
If you are in hurry then before going through this whole Coolina knife Review, you can go through this quick overview table.
|Coolina||Promaja Serbian Chef’s knife||Lixy Cleaver Knife||Altomino Chef knife||Altomino Butcher knife||Daozi Cleaver Butcher knife|
|Blade Material||High carbon Sarchach steel||High Manganese Steel||High manganese steel||Alloy Steel high manganese||Carbon Steel|
|Blade Design||Black coated||Heavy chopper shape with black coating||Rusty look with nakiri knife shape||Authentic thin design with rusty look||Hand-finished black look|
|Handle Material||Hard Wood||Rosewood||Hardwood||Wood||Dense wood|
|Handle Desing||Triple Riverted with thicker end||Triple riveted Ergonomic curved||Double rivet with a slight curve at top||Double rivet with a slight curve at top||Ergonomic triple riveted handle|
|Sharpness (at each side)||30 degree||30 degree||10 to 15 degree||13 to 15 degree||15 to 30|
|Price||Average Expensive (Check price on Amazon)||More Expensive (Check Price on Amazon)||Average Expensive (Check Price on Amazon)||Less Expensive (Check Price on Amazon)||Less Expensive (Check Price on Amazon)|
In-depth Review: Coolina Knife Review (Sebrina knife, chef’s knife and Cleaver)
1. Coolina Promaja Knife Review ( Serbian Chef’s knife)
Coolina promaja is the most famous knife among all collections of coolina. Moreover, it was selected as the best chef knife of 2018. Now let’s discuss in detail this Serbian chef knife.
When it comes to blade material coolina used high carbon steel for this knife. That steel is known as Sarchan Serbian steel which builds the core of the blade. You may ask why stainless steel is not used in this knife? The answer is carbon components contribute to the hardness of a knife. So, high carbon steel is way harder than other steel. This hardness is necessary when you are going to buy a knife that is perfect for precise slicing to hard chopping.
The blade shape is like usual Serbian knives. With a curve at the top part and a straight cutting edge. The full balde body is coated with black color with a coolina logo at one side.
Promaja knife is the handle is made with natural hardwood. So, it gives a wooden texture while holding it is hand. But it needs some extra care than polymer or resing-based handle.
This is knife features a full tang that means a part of the blade goes all the way through the handle. The handle of promaja has a triple reverted ergonomic shape. That you will find three pins in the handle that makes the handle more durable. Moreover, there is a thicker angle at the end point of the handle that makes it slip-resistant and more comfortable.
Coolina promaja is a double bevel knife with a 30-degree cutting angle at each side. The knife is designed in such a way it can ensure precise cut along with hard chopping or cutting.
A knife that is designed for chopping or hard cutting that must need extra hardness to survive. That’s why high carbon steel is used for coolina promaja that makes the knife enough hard to survive hard chopping.
This knife comes with a cotton sheath that keeps the knife safe while storing.
- The blade core is made with sarchan high carbon steel.
- Handle is triple riveted.
- The knife is full tang as described in this Coolina Promaja knife review.
- Comes with a sheath.
- The handle fits nicely and comfortably in the grip.
- Handle design makes the knife slip-resistant.
- It can conduct a wide range of tasks from precise slicing to hard chopping.
- The knife is properly balanced and well weight distributed.
- Sheath keeps the knife safe.
- The wooden handle needs extra care than the resin or polymer handle.
2. Coolina Lixy Knife Review ( Cleaver and Butcher Knife)
At first look the shape of teh Lixy is something that will catch your attention. With the capability of heavy chopping and butchering this cleaver is an absolute beast of a knife.
Blade core of this extreme chopping knife is made with 65Mn High manganese steel. This steel is famous for being tough and durable. Moreover, the knife is hand forged by professional blacksmiths which optimized teh balde edge retention, sharpness, and corrosion resistance to another level.
When it comes to the shape of coolina Lixy it is a perfect chopper. It is designed for heavy chopping and butchering. As each knife is handcrafted you may notice the rust and black spots on the blade. It is a natural thing for handmade high carbon steel knives.
Lixy cleaver features a wooden handle with triple screws. Actually, hard rosewood is used for the handle that gives it a classic look. Moreover, the wooden handle provides a comfortable grip while using.
The wooden handle features a curvy shape. The handle features fully integrated steel which means the knife is a full tang. And there are three screws that hold the handle strictly. The shape is given in a way so that you can hold it tightly while chopping. That’s why there are even fingers resting in the belly of the handle.
The knife is not mainly designed for precise cutting. But it can do its usual cutting easily as the knife is sharpened at less than or equal to a 30-degree cutting angle at each side. On the other hand, this knife can take all the hard meat cutting easily.
High carbon manganese steel is used for this knife that is intended to give a tough hardness to the knife. It is tough enough for you to take it for outdoor camping or hard butchering.
- Balde core is made with High carbon manganese 65Mn steel.
- It features a hard Rosewood handle.
- Handle has a curved shape with finger rest.
- Blade features a look with black spots and rust.
- Handle provide a very comfortable grip.
- You can take the knife outdoor for camping.
- It can take care of hard meat cutting, hunting, camping, and a wide range of tasks.
- This knife is sharp enough for the usual cutting task.
- It ensures proper balancing while working.
- It needs extra care to make it rust-resistant. Just put some cooking or vegetable oil before storing to avoid rust.
3. Coolina Altomino Knife Review ( Vegetable Chef’s Knife)
Altomino is a traditional Artisan crafted multipurpose knife that will liven up your kitchen. If you have ever wanted a cutting knife with perfect rocking motion then Altomino is a perfect one for that task. Moreover, it is way sharper than other knives of this coolina review.
This go-to chopper knife is made of High Carbon Manganese Clad steel. The same alloy steel is used for the LIXY cleaver. This amount of carbon component contributes to the hardness of the blade and helps to retain its edge for a long.
When it comes to blade design it looks a lot like usual nakiri vegetable knives. But there is a curve at the cutting edge that provides rocking motion with this knife. The blade is designed in such a way so that it can handle a wide range of food properly. From slicing to dicing or cutting it is an all-in-one knife.
The balde has a rustic and gritty look on the top half portion. It is normal as each knife is handcrafted and hand-forged by Master European Knife smiths.
Like all other knives of this Coolinastore review, coolina altomino features a wooden handle. Moreover, the hand is full tang with integrated steel shank with rivet fixing.
The handle comes with a brown wooden look that looks natural and raw.
There is a curve at the top of the handle but the handle is ergonomic. Two rivers or pin holds the handle more tightly with the steel tang. Actually, it is designed to fits perfectly between your palm and fingertips making it super comfortable to hold.
Coolina Altomino is double-timed sharper than the first two knives of this Coolina usa reviews. It features a 13 to 15-degree sharp cutting angle at both sides. So, this knife can precisely slice through any meat or vegetable.
For altomino, ancient techniques are used to sharpen to a razor-sharp edge.
The knife is enough hard to do the usual cutting task for your kitchen. You can also take it outside for camping but it is not perfect for hardwood chopping.
- Altomino blade is made with High carbon manganese steel as described in this Coolina altomino knife review.
- Handle is made with hardwood.
- Blade shape is perfect for rocking motion.
- Super sharp 10 to 15-degree cutting angle at each side.
- Double reverted handle with a curve.
- The handle fits comfortably in the grip.
- Super sharp cutting edge can handle a wide range of work.
- It is well-balanced.
- Provide fatigue-free cutting for a long time.
- Retains its edge for long.
- Heavy chopping may damage the edge.
- Need some extra care to avoid rust.
4. Coolina Altomino Butcher knife Review (Chinese Meat Knife)
A knife with perfect balancing, thin, and extremely sharp balde that gives a chance to see how the separation of meat and bone is done properly. A multipurpose knife with an extremely sharp edge.
Like the altomino chef knife this butcher knife is made with high-quality manganese steel. The balde is hand forged from a high carbon manganese steel clad by professional blacksmiths.
When it comes to the design of this knife it adds a perfect stylish touch to any kitchen. As each knife is hand-forged it has a rough authentic and rustic look.
The top side of the blade is pretty straight. Mainly the curve is at the bottom edge that making the knife easy to use.
As all other knives of this Coolina knife Review, this Chinese meat knife features a wooden handle. You will find the natural wooden texture in the handle that provides a slipless grip.
In terms of handle shape altomino chef knife and this butcher knife is quite similar. Its handle is double riveted and this screw holds the handle more tightly with the tang.
You will see black and brown lines on the handle that gives it a beautiful look. The handle is ergonomic in its shape so it fits nicely in the grip of both left and right-handed people.
Coolina Altomino features an extremely sharp cutting edge. Each side is sharpened at a 13 to 15-degree cutting angle. This shape edge makes this knife easy to use for cutting meat or separating meat and bone properly.
It is one of the most shaped knives among all coolina knives of this Coolina chef knife review.
Chinese traditional knife-making techniques for this knife are proven to be a magnificent sharp and long-lasting knee. The material and making process make this knife long-lasting and has edge retention.
Coolina altomino butcher knife comes with a cotton sheath. It is better to use a sheath when you are storing such a sharp knife.
- Extremely sharp 13 to 15-degree cutting angle.
- High Carbon, Manganese blade core.
- Double riveted wooden handle.
- Comes with cotton sheath.
- Razor-sharp cutting edge can separate meat from bones smoothly.
- The knife is perfectly balanced and thin. ‘
- It retains its edge sharp for long.
- It’s a multipurpose knife.
- Handle provides a comfortable slipless grip while working.
- Price may feel a little bit higher to some people.
5. Coolina Daozi Cleaver Butcher Knife Review ( Chinese Traditional Knife)
This Daozi meat cleaver comes with multipurpose quality. From delicate fruits, or tough meat and bones this knife can handle almost all your kitchen needs. And it can be one reliable kitchen partner while chopping, cooking, slicing, or boning.
Like most other high-end coolina knives of this coolina review, this coolina daozi features Japanese High carbon steel. It’s a common feature of almost all types of coolina knives. They used this type of material in their knives to gain extra hardness and durability. Because as a multipurpose butcher knife coolina daozi needs extra hardness than any normal knife.
Each of coolina knife comes with a unique design. Same for the Coolina Daozi collection. The design of these knives is totally different from other coolina knife series. It features a straight spine with an extended slope near the tip. And at the cutting edge, there is a curve from the bottom to the top near the blade tip.
The top half of the blade has a rustic feel and the bottom part has a plain finish for smooth cutting.
The whole knife is crafted using a manual process. Professional blade smiths craft every piece of the knife using traditional equipment and knife-making techniques. They don’t use any modern technology so each piece of knife guarantees the highest value and quality.
It features a comfortable handle. The handle is made from pakka, micarta, rose, and walnut.
The handle features a triple-riveted ergonomic shape that fits nicely and protects the hand in heavy cooking seasons. As mentioned before in this Coolina knives review there are three pins in the handle that makes the handle more durable and hold it tight with the tang.
- The whole blade is handcrafted.
- Blade of knife is made with Japanese high carbon steel.
- It features a triple-riveted ergonomic handle.
- Its blade has a rustic look.
- This is a multipurpose meat cleaver knife
- The ergonomic handle is very comfortable in both hands.
- It can handle slicing, chopping, cutting, butchering, and a wide range of work.
- Easy to handle and use.
- Without proper care, it may get rusted very fast.
- Need extra care than a normal chef knife.
Where are Coolina knives Made:
Coolina is a comparatively new member of the knife-making world but they gain popularity like a quick storm. They started their journey in 2017. The question may arise in your mind that where they are made?
Coolina has its main office in Israel but they don’t craft their knife in Israel. Their knives are crafted in China. That’s why they can provide quality like high-end European knives but costs less. They are concerned about maintaining their quality so that they can hold their position in the European and US markets.
All of the knives of coolina are handcrafted by expert blacksmiths as mentioned in this Coolina Promaja knife reviews. And every piece of knives is checked to maintain proper quality.
Are coolina knives worth it? Should you buy it?
Coolina provides a wide range of the knife in different price ranges. But are coolina knives worth it? Are they value for money? These questions may arise in your mind. Lets’ discuss this from different aspects and consider different features of coolina knives.
High carbon steel is used for most of the coolina knives. Moreover, for a few of the high carbon and manganese steel is used. You may be asked why carbon steel is used why not stainless steel? The reason is carbon steel is way harder than other steel. That is necessary for a knife that needs to handle a variety of works. Moreover, Carbon steel knives retain their edge for a long.
When it comes to the handle material, for most of the coolina knives hard natural woods are used. Moreover, For coolina lixy natural rosewood is used as mentioned before in this Coolina knives review.
Every knife of Coolin is hand-forged so it is not possible to get exactly the same look and build for every piece of the knife.
Expert bladesmiths craft every piece of the knife from a single block of carbon steel so it lasts for long. And coolina provide a lot of attention of to quality control. But sometimes few knives come with a splitting handle. That is not good for a knife because it may cause damage to the handle. Otherwise, the build of coolina knives is well built.
Each coolina knife features proper cutting edge and sharpness according to the task they are made for. For example, if it is a hard chopping knife-like coolina promaja and coolina lixy the cutting edge is 30 degrees. That is not for precise slicing but can handle normal cutting and hard chopping in a better way.
ON the other hand, the Coolina Altomino chef knife and altomino butcher knife are made for cutting and slicing so they have a more sharp edge. They have a razor-sharp cutting edge of 10 to 15 degrees at each side.
As mentioned again and again before in this Coolina knife Review that high carbon steel retains its edge for longer. They retain their edge longer than any other average steel or stainless steel.
Now comes to coolina knives. As most of the coolina knives are made with high carbon steel. So, You won’t need to be concerned about sharpening coolina knives so quickly unless you damage them in any inappropriate way.
These coolina knives are very versatile and each knife can handle a wide range of work.
The price at which coolina knives come people would be happy if a knife can handle only one dedicated task. But coolina knives can handle other tasks rather than the dedicated task it is made for. For example, Coolina Altomino knives are actually made for slicing and cutting meat but you can cut meat, vegetable, fruit, and other food items with them.
Another one is the Coolina Promaja knife which is both a chef knife, a cleaver knife, and a Serbian knife at the same time.
You can take coolina knives for outdoor camping also.
As coolina knives are sharp and some of them are heavy they need proper safety. Here comes the sheath of coolina that comes with each knife. They provide a cotton sheath that will provide you the primary security. But is always better to use a high-end sheath or a knife block.
Care and Maintenance
There is a proverb that “ A little extra care goes a long way.” This proverb is totally relevant with Coolina knives. Like all things that are high quality, your Coolina knives also need some extra care.
It is better to avoid dishwashers at any cost. It is always better to hand wash the knife. If it is necessary you can use soap and cloth.
As mentioned before in this knives coolina review, most of the coolina knives are made with carbon steel. So, it is better to apply olive oil or vegetable oil before storing and after each use after drying.
Most of the knives are sharpened to a razor-sharp angle so it is safe to store the knife properly. Store the knife in a clean dry place using a sheath or knife block and keep away from kids.
What I love most about Coolina knives
Few features of coolina are such that none can deny its quality, same here. There are a few features of Coolina knives that I love most.
Each coolina knives are hand forged with high carbon steel. That makes the knife really hard and makes it a perfect gift for those who love hard chopping or cutting. You can take it outdoors for camping and do some cooking too.
The second thing is its rustic look that gives every knife an authentic appearance. As each knife is handcrafted, each knife features a unique look.
Moreover, each type of coolina knife is a full tang knife. Full tang means a part of the balde steel extends to the end of the handle that making the handle more durable. Moreover, it contributes to the proper balancing of the knife.
What I don’t like about Coolina knives
One important thing that you need to know and that you may not like. It’s that if you are not used to high-maintenance knives, you may not like to go with coolina knives.
Coolina knives use high carbon steel to make their blade hard. But that means you have to wash them as soon as you have done your use. And you have to be careful about drying it properly after washing.
Another thing is that you have to oil the knife from time to tiem to prevent rust.
Last but not least, Coolina knives have gained too much popularity in very little time. So, now they have to produce a lot of knives. Hope they won’t lose their quality in this mass production process.
If you have gone through this whole Coolina knives review then you must have got a clear idea about coolina knives. As with any other knives, these knives come with their own pros and cons. Cons like they need a little extra care for longevity. Other than this, Coolina knives bring a unique experience to your kitchen. Their extreme sharp edge, quality material, and multitasking ability make them so unique and popular.
So, it’s up to your choice if you choose one of these coolina knives that matches your purpose best.