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    New Knives?

    So after seeing this in the deals http://forums.entensity.net/showthread.php?t=414315 (12 piece Ginsu knife set) I decided I wanted to buy some new knives. I read the reviews and some people liked them, but they seem to rust. Anyone have or know someone who has these knives?

    If not:
    I was wondering if anyone had any advice on a good set of knives to buy, that aren't gonna break the bank.

    I also used to sell knives for Cutco, so I know a little bit about knives.
    EFCrew

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    Tell us whose dupe you are and we'll tell you all about some great knives.


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    Cutco is pure shit. It's just a pyramid scheme for selling crappy knives.

    First things first, what is your budget?

    How does _______ knife fit and feel in your hand? Is the weight comfortable? Is the balance how you like it?

    How long do you plan on keeping this set? Do you need a set or will you be building it over time?

    Asking yourself these kinds of questions will have you buying a great knife set in no time. Look for knives with a full tang and see if you can avoid wood handles (bitch to take care of and health concerns). Stamped blades tend to be inferior in terms of longevity to forged blades but these days, stamped are pretty darn good.

    Some of my personal recommendations are Chicago Cutlery (budget friendly and great for the price), Victorinox (also good and well priced), JA Henckles or Wustof (if you want to invest in these knives to keep for a loooong time). Japanese blades are amazing but they are rather high maintenance and rather pricey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spif Kewl View Post
    Tell us whose dupe you are and we'll tell you all about some great knives.
    Hahaha, why the fuck does everyone think I'm a dupe?

    Plz just go through my posts and you can clearly see I have fucked up quite a bit already. Most of my posts are in spam and I'm in no rush to get my post count up for pron. I'm fin with streaming it.

    At least give me some useful info man, fuck.
    EFCrew

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    My best advice for you is to try and stay away from knife sets. Buy a specific knife when you feel there's a need and then shop for the one that feels the best in your hand at your price point.

    Personally I use MAC pro knives (and a wustie cleaver) but I understand that a MAC pro knife may be out of most peoples price range.

    Personally I like French profile knives better then German so I'm going to give a few counter opinions to Mech.

    K- sabatier, 4 star elephant sabatier, MAC (they make cheaper liens then the pro line I have), Any Japanese made blade (well 98% of the time) is a french profile.

    If you're looking into Japanese knives there's alot of crap out there way over priced (think shun) but also some real gems. Shoot us a price point for your chefs knife and we can help you out.

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    Since buying good knives and building a set seems to be a lot smarter I think I'll do that. I'm just kinda impatient.

    I'd like to spend 50$ on a new chef's knife then. I have a Chicago Cutlery Santoku, Some cheap Asian cleaver, and two ceramic knives atm. I guess if I need to I could go up to 75$ for a chefs knife, since it is important.

    I am going to go to culinary school so I want to build up some good knives.
    Last edited by Tach; 4/19/2010 at 1:53 am. Reason: spelling
    EFCrew

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    75 bucks can buy you a lot of nice chef knives that takes well to sharpening and can hold an edge. ATM Im busy with a paper I need to finish for tomorrow, but tomorrow I'll throw some of my thought out there.

    Quote Originally Posted by CroCop View Post
    hes a god damn legend, you shut your gypsy mouth

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    I use a wustohf chefs knife for 90 percent of my work in the kitchen.

    I have many other knives, but often find myself wishing i had another chefs knife instead of having to wash it.

    The other knives that get use are a boning knife for butchering and filleting, a general purpose paring knife for fruit peeling and prep, and a bread knife for fresh bread.

    I built my entire collection one knife at a time. Get a good chefs knife and a good steel and that would probably be all you need to start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tach View Post
    Since buying good knives and building a set seems to be a lot smarter I think I'll do that. I'm just kinda impatient.

    I'd like to spend 50$ on a new chef's knife then. I have a Chicago Cutlery Santoku, Some cheap Asian cleaver, and two ceramic knives atm. I guess if I need to I could go up to 75$ for a chefs knife, since it is important.

    I am going to go to culinary school so I want to build up some good knives.
    Your asian cleaver... I really want one. I watched this cook cutting apart a peking duck and the knife looks extremely useful. Perfect for scooping too.

    I have a 7 inch santoku and an eight inch chef. A paring knife too. What I really need is a slicing knife, and a bread knife. I find that for the most part though, when my chef's knife is sharp its all I need for about 95% of what I do.

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    pretty far out of your price range, but i have these knives and the 8" chefs is perfection. perfectly balanced/weighted, and the handle is a little bigger and fits my large hand just right.

    http://www.cooking.com/products/shprodde.asp?SKU=749832

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    I started with a cheap set of ol celphalon's but I have been collecting single knives.

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    yess i have a henckels twin pro and its my workhorse

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmpotsy View Post
    pretty far out of your price range, but i have these knives and the 8" chefs is perfection. perfectly balanced/weighted, and the handle is a little bigger and fits my large hand just right.

    http://www.cooking.com/products/shprodde.asp?SKU=749832
    Is it wrong that I get a boner when I see that henckels knife?
    EFCrew

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tach View Post
    Is it wrong that I get a boner when I see that henckels knife?
    Absolutely not.

    http://www.amazon.com/Henckels-8-inc...1781885&sr=8-4

    The professional S line is what I bought my mom for her birthday a few years back. I should have kept them

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    I have a Henckels pro S set, along with a couple of other Henckels knives. I could not be more happy. We got the 8 piece for like $200, which is a steal, because Macy's was having a sale right after Christmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ten View Post
    I have a Henckels pro S set, along with a couple of other Henckels knives. I could not be more happy. We got the 8 piece for like $200, which is a steal, because Macy's was having a sale right after Christmas.
    dang my one knife was almost 200.

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    I only have three cooking knives at the moment. Chef's Knife, Santoku, and a Paring knife.

    I love my Henckels Chef's Knife though.

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    I like Anolon Advanced - they have a 7in santoku, 8in chef, 7.5in kyotsu at around 30-40 each.
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    Wow, the Anolon blades look great! I need to update from my old ass chicago cutlery too, I think I'll go Anolon

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    You will love the weight and feel of each blade. I've been impressed by each that I own and also like the protective sheath they send with them, for when you want to travel with them or need to store them. They have several different models, but when purchasing be sure to pay close attention to the heel of the blade.


    (higher quality steel and build)


    (lower price, not as high quality)
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