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Old 02-26-2008, 10:52 PM   #1
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What brand of knives to buy

My wife told me she would buy a some knives for our anniversary.(hope not to use on me) I would like a slicer,cleaver and just a good general use knife to trim up meat with. What would yall recomend.
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:42 PM   #2
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I have heinkels. The cheap ones...
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:14 AM   #3
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Henckel and Wustolf are both really good brands. (I have Henkel knives for use at home)
Shun is a great brand... Expensive

Great inexpensive (relatively) knives are Forschner. (that's what makes up my BBQ "kit") (they are also what's in just about every butcher shop)
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Old 02-27-2008, 06:57 AM   #4
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I Have some Wustolf's But I use Rada's for daily stuff, They sell a sharpener that gives a prof razor edge with a few strokes too, Their stuff is real cheap too. They have Carbon steel blades also
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:13 AM   #5
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I would recommend you not listen to anyones suggestions. Knives are a very personal choice. What I would recommend is that you go to a reputable knife store and handle all of their knives from the lowest price to the highest. It is the only way that you will get a feel for all of the knives. Thats the most important thing. How it feels in your hand the weight etc.

I have some very expensive knives however my two favorites by far are a cheap Nella knife that is supposed to be used for seafood but works great for me for all things BBQ and a great knife I got for 4.99 that was marked down.

Another item you should get is a great sharpening stone or steel. I can recommend henkels for that.
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:37 AM   #6
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Good advice Diva. BUT I strongly suggest you leave credit cards at home if you plan on going to the knife store.Come on, think back to when you were a kid in the candy store.
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:49 AM   #7
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Forschner...highly recommended by many people and they won't cost you an arm and a leg, unless you get careless with them, they're really sharp.
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I have Wustof's and have found them to be very sharp and they hold an edge very well. They are expensive. I think you are better off, pricewise, getting a set rather than buying open stock. Whatever you get...keep them out of the dishwasher!!!!!
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my nephew sells cutco... nice knives... big $$$.... I got the santoku for my birthday... lost 2 fingers already... good knives.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:26 AM   #10
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Heinkels here. I get them from a place called Tuesday Mornings. Cheap but if you keep an edge on them with a good steel they last for ever.
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