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Old May 9th, 2013, 05:48 AM   #8
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You must be a lousy pirate if you don't know all about knives.

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I have a set of Henckels... They're okay, but mine are the "made in China" variety. I think Shuns are supposed to be top of the line... buy separately and wisely to get the best deal, there. Basically, you at least want some knives that are good enough to last to being honed and/or sharpened.

There's a "Good Eats" episode on knives. May want to watch that. Seemed like sane advice.

I just try to avoid everything China... still don't know what you're getting




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We have cutco knifes and I am very happy with them.

the only thing is it is hard to put that on a registry...




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How much are you looking to spend? Most of your high end German made brands have cheap "international" (china) sets. These are the ones that come in the blocks your looking for. At that price point though you may as well get a set of Cousenart from Target.

Celphalons higher end sets are nice, but Wusthof and Zwilling JA Henckels are top dogs without getting too out of hand on price. Chicago Cutlery used to be good but they sold out and are cheaply made.

Another thing to consider is which style you want: Western or Japanese.

One of the things I picked up when I was looking was that you really only use three knives: chefs, utility, and paring. Spend big on those three and they will last forever, then get the steak knives you want separate.
Great info, thanks. I think I might expand to four or five
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