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Old 12-20-2010, 08:26 PM
 
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I'm looking for a nice set of knives for food preperation. Cutting vegies, meats etc... Something I can sharpen myself. A set w/ a sharpener would be really nice. I'm not against spending a few dollars on a good set.

Do you folks have any suggestions? (brand-store-price?)

Thanks in advance!!!!!
Consistently, the BEST deals that I have seen are on the Macy's website. I like the Henckel International knife sets which can generally be had for under $100.

I am assuming that you are talking about HOME use as opposed to a commercial application which would bring other recommendations.
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:35 PM
 
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Get a set of J J Henkel's and a good electric knife sharpener that will cost the price of the knifes.Unless your good at sharpening knifes.
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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JA Henckels - sure! but remember that only those made in Germany have the highest quality.
When you see a set for <$100 then is made in China...
Deal like this: J.A. Henckels Cutlery, Eversharp 12 Piece Set for $39.99
2 Day Special @ Macy's. Regularly 60 dollars.
- don't expect quality.
Compare with this:
Amazon.com: Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Pro-S 18-Piece Knife Set with Block: Kitchen & Dining

Victorinox is my choice and you can't go wrong there
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:04 PM
 
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I'd suggest buying individual knives rather than a set. By buying individually you can tailor your knife selection to suit your individual needs.

Glestain is one of my favorite makers. Their 270mm Gyotu (Chef's knife) is amazing; 10-3/4'' Gyutou Cook's 270mm - GLESTAIN . I'm also a fan of their 170mm offset utility knife; 6 3/4'' Utility Knife, offset,170mm - GLESTAIN

Add a paring knife, a slicer, a boning knife, a serrated bread knife, and a good steel and you've got a great well rounded set. I'm in agreement with elnina that Victorinox knives are great and would likely choose them to round out the set.

For sharpening I'm partial to Japanese whetstones in several different degrees of coarseness; Whet Stones For Sale Japanese Knife,Japanese Kitchen Knife,Japanese Cutlery,Japanese Chef's Knives.Com
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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I bought a few sets, some extra in case of loss. We use XX Case knives. Well known for their pocket knives and hunting knives. They also made straight razors and scizzors.
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:01 AM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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Wusthof ,or Henckels Zwilling. I am using some I got from my partner and they are excellent...
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Boise
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Default How are CulinHome knives?

I recently just ran across a great deal on a set of culinhome knives. The entire set is slashed in price and is right around the cost of what I would normally spend on one knife. I have never heard of this particular brand though. I am a professional cook so I use my knives on a daily basis. I usually use J.A. Henckels or Mac.

I was just wondering if these knives are very good quality, I'm sure they're great for home use. But for someone who spends a couple of hours a day doing nothing but chopping, they may not maintain their edge very well.

Anyone have any experience with culinhome? I don't really need any right now, but didn't want to pass up a deal.
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:48 PM
 
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Default Ceramic knives

Hi everyone! Does anyone know anything about ceramic knives? Supposedly they are supposed to work really well and don't need sharpening. Thanks!
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:22 PM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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They do work well and don't need to be sharpened, however they can chip fairly easily. If you hit a bone too hard or drop the knife you'll be out an expensive knife. They're great for tomatoes, fish and softer foods that you need a good edge for.
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Old 05-08-2011, 02:42 PM
 
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They do not require sharpening anywhere near as often as metal knives, yet be prepared to have them sharpened...Obviously will depend on usage.

Source: Kyocera, the most popular ceramic knife company offering a $10 sharpening KYOCERA | Advanced Ceramic Products | Products | Resharpening, Warranty & Returns
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