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Old May 9th, 2013, 08:35 AM   #21
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I use Cutco's at home, but have used these types at my restaurant for the last 10 years, these are boom proof, and can be sharpened over/over again, and still hold there edge for many years. 1 of there biggest knives pictured below costs only $30-$40 bucks at a restaurant supply store. I also invested in a chef grade electic sharpener, that has already paid for it-self over the last 5 years.

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Old May 9th, 2013, 08:42 AM   #22
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We had a serviceable set of knives from Bed, Bath & Beyond that my wife had gotten before we were married. One day a few years ago my in-laws were over and my father-in-law tried using one and started cursing them as they were destroying whatever it was he was trying to cut. They came back the next week with a new set of Wusthof knives for us. Once I started using them I realized the difference was night and day. Four years of constant use later, they are still in great shape.


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Old May 9th, 2013, 09:19 AM   #23
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If you don't care about the name brand, then you'll be hard pressed to beat the Victorianox Forschner Fibrox knives for the money. The mechanics are very good on them, and seem to hold a sharp edge better than my Henckels knives. Don't buy a block set no matter what you do. Buy knives that you need for what you want to do.

Most block sets seem to come with some steak knives, a couple chefs knifes, and some paring knives. Maybe a bread knife, thats often the shorter model, to fit in the block. Our 'workhorse' knives that get the most use are: 14" granton slicing knife, 10" bread knife, 6" boning knife, 7" santoku, 4" paring knife, and 8" chef knife. Typically, only two of those come in a block. I have magnet strips on the back of a caibnet door to keep them all on.
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Old May 9th, 2013, 10:18 AM   #24
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[QUOTE=WSU JK;3394563]We had a serviceable set of knives from Bed, Bath & Beyond that my wife had gotten before we were married. One day a few years ago my in-laws were over and my father-in-law tried using one and started cursing them as they were destroying whatever it was he was trying to cut. They came back the next week with a new set of Wusthof knives for us. Once I started using them I realized the difference was night and day. Four years of constant use later, they are still in great shape.


Whatever knives you get, you should get this knife block:






That block is awesome
I have one of the blocks with the little straws in it that you can stick any kind of knife in.
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Old May 9th, 2013, 10:50 AM   #25
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Victorinox, same company that makes the swiss army knifes, also make very highly regarded kitchen knifes. They Have a chef knife for $25 bucks that ranks as high as knifes $100 or more
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I have a few of their knives in the kitchen and they are SHARP and beautiful quality...
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Old May 9th, 2013, 11:09 AM   #26
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You must be a lousy pirate if you don't know all about knives.
I think I know a fair amount about knives, just not brands.
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Old May 9th, 2013, 11:12 AM   #27
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My fiancee makes fun of me when I pull out my pocket knife at the restaurant for my steak.

The servers always look at me funny too. Most of their knives are junk though. I look like a fool trying to cut the steak with their crap.

I carry a SOG Flash II, full straight blade. Some of my close friends think I'm crazy for not having the serrated part of the blade. I wouldn't trade anything for a serrated blade.

Apparently bed bath and beyond carries victorinox, just not in the store
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Old May 9th, 2013, 02:47 PM   #28
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Apparently bed bath and beyond carries victorinox, just not in the store
we always get ours from Amazon.
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Old May 9th, 2013, 03:05 PM   #29
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If you get them from BB&B if you register with their website they'll send you a 20% off coupon (and will send you them periodically). There's some limitations on what you can use it for but it would be worth looking into.
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Old May 9th, 2013, 06:12 PM   #30
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If you get them from BB&B if you register with their website they'll send you a 20% off coupon (and will send you them periodically). There's some limitations on what you can use it for but it would be worth looking into.






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we always get ours from Amazon.

As stated a few times, this is for my wedding registry.

I can always return them and buy something else if I don't like them haha.
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Old May 10th, 2013, 12:04 AM   #31
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Whatever knives you get, you should get this knife block:

not to hijack the thread or anything but could you post a link where to purchase this block please?
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Old May 10th, 2013, 05:01 AM   #32
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not to hijack the thread or anything but could you post a link where to purchase this block please?
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Old May 10th, 2013, 06:06 AM   #33
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Laguiole is a french blade. good steel. famous brand outside the u.s.
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Old May 10th, 2013, 06:22 AM   #34
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We have cutco knifes and I am very happy with them.

We have these also, and have used them for years. They hold an edge.
Can't speak to recent quality of the Cutco brand as ours are quite old. But the company has good service and free replacement of damaged knives.
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Old May 10th, 2013, 07:45 AM   #35
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not to hijack the thread or anything but could you post a link where to purchase this block please?
Try thinkgeek.com

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Old May 10th, 2013, 07:51 AM   #36
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I googled voodoo knife block and found it. Looks to only come as a set w/knives for $80-90.
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