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10-14-2009, 09:00 AM #1
Any culinary KNIFE experts out there?
i'm currently looking for a new set of knives for the new house.... and these are the sets of knives i am interested in.
Calphalon Katana Series Block Set.
J.A. Henckels Mikado Series Block Set.
I know there are a lot of other elite companies such as Shun, Global etc. but im looking for a good knife series that comes in a block set instead of buying individual knives.
Any input is much appreciated.
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10-14-2009, 09:27 AM #2
Look up Cutco. One of the best knives in the business. Thats what I have. Plus used to work for them back in college.Hidden Content
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10-14-2009, 03:59 PM #3
Check this thread: Knives, what do you use?, in particular post 21 if you want a full set.
Anecdotal story about our Global knives: We had a friend who is a culinary school grad, and serious cook over at the house the other month for dinner. She has many different sets of knives, some ridiculously priced and she was using our Global carving knife. After just a couple of draws through the tenderloin we where carving she turned to her husband and told him "This (pointing to the cutting block full of knives) is what I want for my next birthday".
The only caveat is that you do need a real set of sharpening stones and you need to know how to use them. They don't need tons of maintenance for regular home use, but a good knife needs to be maintained. Well, the other caveat is that their block filled with knives is a tad expensive, but you get what you pay for.Loves wine, women and song
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10-14-2009, 04:00 PM #4Extra Mustard
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i just wentthrough this- 3 of my friends who all owntheir own restaurants said the same thing . . . make sure blades are japanese
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10-14-2009, 04:06 PM #5
Ha, Calphalon is a no go.
Really depends on your price range. If you have money to spend then Global (Japanese Brand) is the way to go. 1 Piece forged, top of the line. They look beautiful and are very light. Also very expensive.
Wustoff and Henckles have intro knives to pro knives.
Ze Germanz know how to make good blades as well.
Any other brand I would stay away from.
Really it comes down to how the handle feels in your hand. If you are investing for many years then a good knife with a handle you like is the key.
If it's for a year or so then a cheap set of HK's will do you fine.
Also you can start out slow. 1 chef knife, 1 medium and 1 paring knife.
-Graduate of CIA ( Welcome to the world's premier culinary college in New York-The Culinary Institute of America) & former restaurant biz professional
10-14-2009, 04:08 PM #6
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10-14-2009, 04:34 PM #9
There are items like: http://www.accusharp.com/
Only problem with these if used to much they will kill your blade.
Even with cheap knives keeping sharp is really the key.
10-14-2009, 04:42 PM #10