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Kitchen Knives
« on: July 25, 2010, 08:47:12 PM »
My stable:

Henckels 8" Fine Edge Pro Santoku

Henckles 8" Fine Edge Pro bread knife

Cheap razor sharp Asian market special

Solid 3" hollow-ground-paring

The thin Santoku works well as a Chef's knife for dicing but can butcher too. Good all purpose knife. Amazingly the $7 Asian knife is by far my sharpest and de-bones and fillets well. Doubles as cheese-knife. A real work-horse.

I keep them all sharp with an Aluminum oxide stone

What do you have? How about an ideal knife/brand? One that you'd leave to your kids in the will... ;)

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Re: Kitchen Knives
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2010, 04:59:56 AM »
I have an eight piece Wusthof Classic set that I've added to over the years.  Last addition was a 6" Cooks Knife which gets a lot of use.  I'd like to add a santoku which will fill the last slot in the block I've got and then I think I'll consider my set complete.  Also have an eight piece set of Henckles steak knives. 
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Re: Kitchen Knives
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2010, 05:28:05 AM »
I have an array of cheap knives...two Walmart santokus that are dull as butter knives (don't really use them), and a decent small utility knife, then three forschner beauties...a 12" slicing knife, a 4" utility knife, and an 8" chef's knife.  Those last two are my standbys. 

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Re: Kitchen Knives
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2010, 05:53:27 AM »
Wusthoff classic 8pc set in block, Pampered Chef Santoku and Chefs knife.
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Re: Kitchen Knives
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2010, 06:04:41 AM »
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Re: Kitchen Knives
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2010, 06:50:48 AM »
i have more knives than i can use.  we have a complete set of cutco knives but we host a foreign exchange student from solingen germany every year.  they always bring knives from wusthof and robert herder rostfrel every year (those are my favorites)
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Re: Kitchen Knives
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2010, 07:32:20 AM »
i have more knives than i can use.  we have a complete set of cutco knives but we host a foreign exchange student from solingen germany every year.  they always bring knives from wusthof and robert herder rostfrel every year (those are my favorites)

Strange person sleeping in your house that carries extremely sharp knives in his suitcase...  :o

Never heard of rostfrel - is that super duper high end?
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Re: Kitchen Knives
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2010, 07:52:06 AM »
SWMBO has a complete set of Cutco knives.

My knives are:
Furi Coppertail 8"
Furi Coppertail 5"
My new favorite Shun Ken Onion 8" Chefs knife

The Shun rocks. SWMBO is beginning to think she may switch to my Shun.

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Re: Kitchen Knives
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2010, 07:57:19 AM »
I must have at least 30 kitchen/chef knives ;D

I use about 3 of them :-[
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Re: Kitchen Knives
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2010, 08:43:55 AM »
What do you have? How about an ideal knife/brand? One that you'd leave to your kids in the will... ;)



Winner of ATK tests and what their chefs use....Forschner/Victorinox Fibrox 8" Chef's knife.  It's only $25 and it ROCKS!  Same thing with their $6 6 inch paring knife!
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Re: Kitchen Knives
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2010, 09:07:31 AM »
I currently have the Wusthof:

CLASSIC Paring knife -  (3")
CLASSIC hollow edge Santoku -  (5")
CLASSIC Cook´s knife - (9")
CLASSIC Boning knife -  (6")

I think my next addition will be a good offset bread knife
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Re: Kitchen Knives
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2010, 09:12:39 AM »
Like Denny, I have several Forschner stamped knifes (paring, boning, bread), but I will admit this is my workhorse. Love this knife.

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Re: Kitchen Knives
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2010, 09:41:15 AM »
What do you have? How about an ideal knife/brand? One that you'd leave to your kids in the will... ;)



Winner of ATK tests and what their chefs use....Forschner/Victorinox Fibrox 8" Chef's knife.  It's only $25 and it ROCKS!  Same thing with their $6 6 inch paring knife!

Me three...great bang for the buck everyday knives

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Re: Kitchen Knives
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2010, 10:16:24 AM »
Forschners are great, but I have to admit that I did pay a bit extra for rosewood handles on mine!  I dunno, not as ergonomic or easy to clean as the fibrox version but I love rosewood!  My last bass build had a laminate rosewood top.

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Re: Kitchen Knives
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2010, 10:27:36 AM »
One thing I like about the Fibrox is that it gives you a really good grip when it's wet.
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