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Old 09-15-2008, 03:16 PM   #1
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Good Place to buy knives

I'm starting a cooking class soon and what's a good brand of knives to buy at a reason price and where can I buy them? Thanks.
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House of Knives? I really dunno. Maybe talk to other students in your program, or the teachers?
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What kind of knives do you want to buy? You can go to House of Knives, as they have both Henckels and Wustof brands. These are the two big German brands, the main difference between the two are: Wustof steel is slightly harder than Henckel steel, so it is a little bit more difficult to sharpen, but it will keep its edge longer than Henckel. I found Henckel way too soft, but that was in a busy restaurant setting.
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well are you looking for quality or quantity? if quality, go to house of knives and get the german brands. otherwise just go to like some supermarket and get some cheap ones.
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What kind of knives do you want to buy? You can go to House of Knives, as they have both Henckels and Wustof brands. These are the two big German brands, the main difference between the two are: Wustof steel is slightly harder than Henckel steel, so it is a little bit more difficult to sharpen, but it will keep its edge longer than Henckel. I found Henckel way too soft, but that was in a busy restaurant setting.
what's your thought on Shun knives? they are priced similar to wustof ones..
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what's your thought on Shun knives? they are priced similar to wustof ones..
For the price of shun, buy hattori. Since I like whoring up my site, take a look at this:

http://greenavocado.com/2008/01/17/test/
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I'll be picking one up this weekend, I'll see how they are..

then again, I never used Wustof before...




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i have used both Global and Shun!

personally i love the global handle much better but the edge on the shun last longer!
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i only buy ginsu 2000 off TV. too good to be sold in stores.
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For the price of shun, buy hattori. Since I like whoring up my site, take a look at this:

http://greenavocado.com/2008/01/17/test/
that's your site?

thanks for the info.. it was very helpful..
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Honestly i like shun, i have my own set and it works wonders. But the best thing to do if you going to buy the knives is to go try them out... actually hold them and handle it a bit because the handles will feel different and you may not like using certain ones.
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Thanks for all the info!! Very helpful! The new House of Knives store which opened on Granville Street told me that they offer 20% off for anyone who's taking a professional culinary course or is in the restaurant business. They call it an Industry Discount. However, my course is just a hobby/night class so it didn't count.
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AFAIK they are always "on sale".

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Thanks for all the info!! Very helpful! The new House of Knives store which opened on Granville Street told me that they offer 20% off for anyone who's taking a professional culinary course or is in the restaurant business. They call it an Industry Discount. However, my course is just a hobby/night class so it didn't count.
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house of knives is extremely overpriced
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costco sells a whole set of wusthof (my favourite brand) for $299
better than buying the chef's knife alone at house of knives for $199
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I think the knife set at Costco is Heckels.
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oh you're right completely forgot!
but at least it's the better of the two of the henkels
one has two men and one has one man
the one with the double men is the better quality line if i'm not mistaken.
canadian tire sells the low quality and they're horrible.
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Costco does sell wusthof
http://www.costco.ca/Browse/Product....=1&topnav=&s=1

I think the henkels they sell is the one man kind.
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Not in any of the Vancouver stores though.
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Shun is like global but at 1/7th the price.

Global is fucking awesome
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I wouldn't use Global in a restaurant setting though.
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