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Old 03-20-2018, 08:29 PM   #1
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My wife wants/needs a new kitchen knife set. What do you guys recommend?
She tried out my cousin's Cutco set today and liked it, but we've never had a nice knife set, so don't really have anything to compare it to.

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I think ours must of been my mother-n-laws....theyre like a set of phillips head screw drivers from BIG LOTS.....they aint worth a damn, and I cant never find one when I need it

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My wife wants/needs a new kitchen knife set. What do you guys recommend?

She tried out my cousin's Cutco set today and liked it, but we've never had a nice knife set, so don't really have anything to compare it to.



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We got this set for Christmas. Much nicer than our old one. Other than needing to hand wash them, I have no complaints



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My wife and I got a set of Wusthof knives as a wedding gift and it's definitely a Top 5 All Time Gift.

We use them constantly and they hold an edge really well and cut wonderfully. They were on my mind today because I spent a while last night sharpening them all, then promptly butter fingered one and cut my thumb, which now hurts when I wash the dishes.
Great knives though.
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I think ours must of been my mother-n-laws....theyre like a set of phillips head screw drivers from BIG LOTS.....they aint worth a damn, and I cant never find one when I need it
That's about what we have now, a hodge podge of knives, and none of them will hold an edge
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My wife and I got a set of Wusthof knives as a wedding gift and it's definitely a Top 5 All Time Gift.

We use them constantly and they hold an edge really well and cut wonderfully. They were on my mind today because I spent a while last night sharpening them all, then promptly butter fingered one and cut my thumb, which now hurts when I wash the dishes.
Great knives though.
Hmmm, they are definitely cheaper than the cutco, that could be a plus. How often would you say you have to sharpen them with moderate use?
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Have to? I don't know. It's fast enough to sharpen the daily drivers every week or so, so I try to do that. Treat yo self. The set I have came with this guy, which works well.


I'm absolutely not what I'd call an avid chef, but I make breakfast and dinner with them every day, which usually means using the vegetable knife constantly and the others more sparingly.
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Wusthof or Zwilling Henckels (with two man logo). Avoid Henckels Intl (one man logo, cheaper steel.)

Purchasing single knives and building a set can also be rewarding. Then consider some of the Japanese knives with their cool and useful designs.
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Hmmm, they are definitely cheaper than the cutco, that could be a plus. How often would you say you have to sharpen them with moderate use?
Between any need for real sharpening, I am in the habit of setting the edge with a hone. It's very rewarding and takes a couple seconds. (The hone is the round steel with handle that sets often come with.) For some reason, it tends to impress others, as in "this guy really knows his....".
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The hone is cool. Any actual chef will probably tell you to hone your knife before, during, and after every use. Kind of in the same way your nail gun says to oil it daily. Sure, buddy. You'll get it when I remember.
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i have a cpl 10" Forshner french knives, with the rosewood handles, not the plastic, that i've had for > 30 years. got them when i started cooking out of hs for a few years and been using them ever since.

not up there price wise with the global, wusthoff, shun, etc, but i like them cause they feel good in my hand. it's also a little heavier than some, which i like too.

i wouldn't buy a whole set, really only need a good french knife, parer and a serrated bread knife, imo. they will do most everything you need.
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The hone is cool. Any actual chef w anywatill probably tell you to hone your knife before, during, and after every use. Kind of in the same way your nail gun says to oil it daily. Sure, buddy. You'll get it when I remember.
Once I started oiling guns regularly, they started treating me better than I had ever realized. I was almost ashamed by my neglectful ignorance.
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Have to? I don't know. It's fast enough to sharpen the daily drivers every week or so, so I try to do that. Treat yo self. The set I have came with this guy, which works well.


I'm absolutely not what I'd call an avid chef, but I make breakfast and dinner with them every day, which usually means using the vegetable knife constantly and the others more sparingly.
My 35 year old Chicago Cutlery knives will not hold an edge any more.

Yes, I know how to care for kitchen knives.

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i have a cpl 10" Forshner french knives, with the rosewood handles, not the plastic, that i've had for > 30 years. got them when i started cooking out of hs for a few years and been using them ever since.

not up there price wise with the global, wusthoff, shun, etc, but i like them cause they feel good in my hand. it's also a little heavier than some, which i like too.

i wouldn't buy a whole set, really only need a good french knife, parer and a serrated bread knife, imo. they will do most everything you need.
That's kinda my thinking as far as only needing a couple- few knives. She thinks she needs a whole set with steak knives and the whole nine yards.
I'm like "how often do we use steak knives"?

But in the end, she'll get whatever she wants, I don't care how much it costs.

She's worth every penny and then some.

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i have a cpl 10" Forshner french knives, with the rosewood handles, not the plastic, that i've had for > 30 years. got them when i started cooking out of hs for a few years and been using them ever since.

not up there price wise with the global, wusthoff, shun, etc, but i like them cause they feel good in my hand. it's also a little heavier than some, which i like too.

i wouldn't buy a whole set, really only need a good french knife, parer and a serrated bread knife, imo. they will do most everything you need.
Those 3 do probably 90% for me. This guy takes care of everything else: http://www.wusthof.com/products/clas...ri-hollow-edge

I rarely, if ever, use the utility knives unless everything else is already in service and my wife asks me to hand her one.
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I haven't used my steel hone since I bought a large ceramic one maybe 8 years ago.

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But in the end, she'll get whatever she wants, I don't care how much it costs.

She's worth every penny and then some.
She's definitely reading this then, isn't she?
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Schmidt Brothers, well balanced, sharpen well, holds an edge better than any other brand I've tried.

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Schmidt Brothers, well balanced, sharpen well, holds an edge better than any other brand I've tried.

https://www.crateandbarrel.com/shop-...idt-brothers/1

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I wouldn't get a whole set. I have two Shun knives for food preparation that hold and edge pretty well but I don't use them around bone or anything. I have some cheapos for the ugly stuff. Steak knives serve a different purpose and not something I would spend much on. I couldn't say what brand they are offhand but I prefer the smooth edge so I can sharpen them versus the serrated ones.

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