If you knew me, you would know that I am very particular about the way that I select my choices for “Best Value” in any of the knife categories on this website. You may think such a selection would be fast and easy, but it is not. There is a careful process I work through with each selection.

Why would I spend so much time working through a carefully-designed process for selecting the knife with the best value when you bet I can quickly develop my own opinions? Although this website is partially built on opinions, those opinions aren’t usually mine. They are usually the opinions of consumers.

Of course I have my own thoughts and feelings and, if I am honest, I am the type of person who makes a lot of decisions based on intuition and gut feelings. You aren’t here for intuition and gut feelings, though, are you? This website isn’t some psychic side show where I tell you which knife is best based on my feelings. This website is about bringing you the best knives on today’s market based on statistical analysis and general consensus.

According to my carefully-crafted calculations, this Dexter-Russell knife is exactly that. Based on statistical analysis and general consensus I was able to find that this knife exists in what I like to call the “Sweet Spot” – a place where price and quality intersect to bring you a good quality knife for an affordable price.

A Good Gymnast

If you read my review for our “Best in Class” choice for boning knives, you will already know that I like to compare boning knives to gymnasts. In order to complete their tasks with ease, both a boning knife and a gymnast must be strong and flexible. By my calculations and according to the hundreds of consumer reviews I have skimmed through, this knife would make a pretty good gymnast.

Of course, it may not have been built to the same standards as some of the higher-priced knives on this list, but this knife shouldn’t fail to satisfy most of your basic de-boning needs. The high carbon content in its blade makes this knife strong enough to withstand the pressure you may place it under. Still, it remains flexible enough to work its way around bones in easy sweeping motions, without leaving large chunks of meat behind.

Ergonomics For Comfort and Control

One look at the handle of this knife and it is very obvious that it has been built for serious ergonomic support. The contouring of the handle has been fitted to the shape of an average hand, alleviating pressure on certain areas of the fingers and palm. Additionally, this contouring helps to, more or less, lock your hand into a specific position so that the knife will not easily slide out of your hand. This is especially important, since many of the tasks people perform with boning knives are ones which require substantial pressure to be placed on their knives.

Specially Coated

The patented Grip-Tex coating used on the handle of this knife provides extra comfort to your hand. As you grip it, it almost feels as though you are holding jelly. It’s like a shoe insole for your hand. This comfortable, somewhat sticky coating also keeps your hand in place, so that it will not slide around as you complete tasks. This is especially helpful when working with meat, which often leads to slippery hands.

The Grip-Tex handle also features a special bonding around the area where the handle meets the blade. This bonding works to create a perfect seal between the two pieces so that bacteria cannot travel inside.

Sanitary, Safe, Reliable, and Affordable

I would like to close this article by pointing out that this knife does, indeed, provide you with both a sanitary and safe experience. The shape of the handle and its special Grip-Tex coating help it live up to the name “Sani-Safe”. In terms of value, this knife also hits on two important points – it can be relied upon to complete its job effectively and it is sufficiently affordable for the everyday consumer.

If you knew me, you would know that I am very particular about the way that I select my choices for “Best Value” in any of the knife categories on this website. You may think such a selection would be fast and easy, but it is not. There is a careful process I work through with each selection.

Why would I spend so much time working through a carefully-designed process for selecting the knife with the best value when you bet I can quickly develop my own opinions? Although this website is partially built on opinions, those opinions aren’t usually mine. They are usually the opinions of consumers.

Of course I have my own thoughts and feelings and, if I am honest, I am the type of person who makes a lot of decisions based on intuition and gut feelings. You aren’t here for intuition and gut feelings, though, are you? This website isn’t some psychic side show where I tell you which knife is best based on my feelings. This website is about bringing you the best knives on today’s market based on statistical analysis and general consensus.

According to my carefully-crafted calculations, this Dexter-Russell knife is exactly that. Based on statistical analysis and general consensus I was able to find that this knife exists in what I like to call the “Sweet Spot” – a place where price and quality intersect to bring you a good quality knife for an affordable price.

A Good Gymnast

If you read my review for our “Best in Class” choice for boning knives, you will already know that I like to compare boning knives to gymnasts. In order to complete their tasks with ease, both a boning knife and a gymnast must be strong and flexible. By my calculations and according to the hundreds of consumer reviews I have skimmed through, this knife would make a pretty good gymnast.

Of course, it may not have been built to the same standards as some of the higher-priced knives on this list, but this knife shouldn’t fail to satisfy most of your basic de-boning needs. The high carbon content in its blade makes this knife strong enough to withstand the pressure you may place it under. Still, it remains flexible enough to work its way around bones in easy sweeping motions, without leaving large chunks of meat behind.

Ergonomics For Comfort and Control

One look at the handle of this knife and it is very obvious that it has been built for serious ergonomic support. The contouring of the handle has been fitted to the shape of an average hand, alleviating pressure on certain areas of the fingers and palm. Additionally, this contouring helps to, more or less, lock your hand into a specific position so that the knife will not easily slide out of your hand. This is especially important, since many of the tasks people perform with boning knives are ones which require substantial pressure to be placed on their knives.

Specially Coated

The patented Grip-Tex coating used on the handle of this knife provides extra comfort to your hand. As you grip it, it almost feels as though you are holding jelly. It’s like a shoe insole for your hand. This comfortable, somewhat sticky coating also keeps your hand in place, so that it will not slide around as you complete tasks. This is especially helpful when working with meat, which often leads to slippery hands.

The Grip-Tex handle also features a special bonding around the area where the handle meets the blade. This bonding works to create a perfect seal between the two pieces so that bacteria cannot travel inside.

Sanitary, Safe, Reliable, and Affordable

I would like to close this article by pointing out that this knife does, indeed, provide you with both a sanitary and safe experience. The shape of the handle and its special Grip-Tex coating help it live up to the name “Sani-Safe”. In terms of value, this knife also hits on two important points – it can be relied upon to complete its job effectively and it is sufficiently affordable for the everyday consumer.