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Old 07-03-2012, 02:20 PM   #51
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Locally, you also have cookworks and gourmet warehouse.
I'm very much enjoying my 5" global santoku, total workhorse, stays sharp, takes an edge and the 1 piece construction helps with keeping it absolutely clean.
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:47 PM   #52
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are House of Knives and Ming Wo my only choices for knife shopping?
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Order from here. You can save a ton vs buying locally.
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Old 07-07-2012, 03:16 PM   #53
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my newest tool i love it. Sitting on my new wood cutting board as well

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just got a big brother for my other knife

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You're a leftie? LEFTIES UNITE!!!

I was actually forced to convert to use my right hand at work. Took about 2 months of working at it everyday to be able to use my right hand effectively. Now, I can't use my left hand to use a knife to cut sushi & sashimi anymore.
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Locally, you also have cookworks and gourmet warehouse.
I'm very much enjoying my 5" global santoku, total workhorse, stays sharp, takes an edge and the 1 piece construction helps with keeping it absolutely clean.
I personally hate Global knives, and that goes for any stainless type knife. Too soft, does not hold an edge worth shit compared to my high end knives. I think they're great for home use, but I would never use them professionally.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:25 AM   #57
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So I'm starting a bit of a project and I'm looking at buying a decent chef's knife. Great info in this thread.

Looking for something between $50-100 if possible. Under $200 if not. All-purpose knife, preferably something I can purchase locally so I can hold it first but I'm not opposed to ordering online.
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:51 AM   #58
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if your just starting out i would suggest going to house of knives and testing them out. See which style tickles your fancy so to speak.

edit: just don't let them sharpen your knives after. Seen someone lose their edge after a day. Not sure if anyone in van does it but try and find someone that sharpens by hand.

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I have a 8" shun premier chef knife. Great for at home use. Bought it on sale for $119+ tax at HoK.
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Linenchest.com is having a 50% off one item deal. Shun classic 8" or 7" santoku= $90. They also carry Henckel, Gordon Ramsay knives, etc.
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^ hmm.. I don't see the deal
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It's on RFD. On my phone. Can't find it ATM.
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That's the coupon. 50% any one item. Shun 8" classic or 7" santoku for $90.
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i had a chefs knife, then bought a santoku, and now leaning back towards a chefs knife.
feels more substantial and sometimes you need that.
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Weird the packaging of mine is different, could be old stock. Looks kind of ghetto. Knife looks good though.
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Meh, just packaging. Ch28 said he got a guard with his, dammit.
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Meh, just packaging. Ch28 said he got a guard with his, dammit.
I meant the packaging on mine btw. Mine was a flip top box and it came with a cardboard knife guard haha. Kind of curious about the inconsistencies.
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My knife set when I used to work in kitchens.. Can not stress how much I love the weight/feel to the knife..

(Sadly they are in pretty bad shape, someone in my family dropped both my chef + pairing knife.. leaving a nice chip in both of them..)
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I gave my shun away after someone chipped it when I left it out at work. I think some little fucker that worked for me dropped it on purpose. I spent about 3 hours with a stone to get it usable again and took about 3-4mm off of the whole blade haha. I need to pick up a good hand made knife.
This is what I use for my nice knife. I think I'll take it back to work tomorrow to give it some love. I've just been using it at home lately. Just a stock photo, not mine.
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Hi I was trying to decide between buying these three sets, found some good deals to share with you guys....was reading this
Forged vs. Stamped Kitchen Knives Comparison Guide, Differences Review

Anyone have any insights on these sets? Or a better recommendation? Just for basic cooking and moderate use...3-4 times a week

Henckels Professional-S Knife Block Set (4 knives + sharpener + block) $323.99
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Henckels Professional-S Block W/Knives Set/6 Charcoal | Kitchen Stuff Plus

Henckels Twin Signature Block Santoku Set - Charcoal (5 Knives + sharpener + Block) $155.99
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Henckels Twin Signature Block W/Knives W/Bonus Santoku Set/7 10-Slot Charcoal | Kitchen Stuff Plus

Globals (3 knives no block) $179.00
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Get the globals. Although I don't personally like them due to the weighting, the blades on them are great for durability and edge retention.
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Wusthof Classic Ikon - 5 Pc. Studio Knife Block Set | eBay

That would be my preference... I have had the 8 piece set for around 5 years now with heavy use (for a home cook) and they have been flawless. I steel them once a week and have them sharpened twice a year, I absolutely love these knives. I bought mine off eBay as well.

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