Good knife set...suggestion

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by porkchop48, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. porkchop48

    porkchop48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am hoping to get DH a good knife set for christmas.

    We do a lot of butchering and I think one would come in handy.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    We a set of Henkles Professional knives that we use for butchering. I also have a very good wet stone to sharpen the knives as needed. The other brand I would recomend is Wusthof. The knives are not cheap, but I don't think that you would ever need to buy another set of knives in a lifetime.
     
  3. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree---have a set of Wusthof knives and they have worked well--hold their edge and easily sharpened. But, as above, they aren't cheap--you'll get what you pay for but, then again, you're only buying them once.
     
  4. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree---have a set of Wusthof knives and they have worked well--hold their edge and easily sharpened. But, as above, they aren't cheap--you'll get what you pay for but, then again, you're only buying them once. BTW, I'm a believer in buying the best the first time--while it may cost more initially you won't suffer buyer's remorse and end up having to repurchase again in a short time. Quality lasts.
     
  5. KenK

    KenK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Henckels and Wusthof knives and like them about equally well. They are what I prefer for use in the kitchen. I like Dexter-Russell knives for butchering.
     
  6. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a really good quality Forschner knife I bought in Australia but it never had a really sharp edge to it and I should get it professionaly sharpened..so I put it away and don't use it at all. The bistro I worked at in Aus the chef there told me to go to the chinese grocery store and get a couple of their knives! Wow those things were like razors and you could shave the hairs on your arm with them [​IMG] Cheap too! but at $5 each who cares if you have to replace them? I really hate having to hack at something to cut it
     
  7. ChikeeMomma

    ChikeeMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wusthofs are my absolute favorite!!! Pretty pricey, as others have mentioned. Mine was a gift. I do have a set of Henckels Professional knives that I've had for 10 years and are used regularly. This was before you could buy them EVERYWHERE. So I have no idea if the quality has gone downhill. Wusthof gets my vote! Pricey, yes, but IMO the best!
     
  8. porkchop48

    porkchop48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys.

    I knew I was going to spend a pretty penny but I want a good set that is going to last. I will check out the types mentioned.
     

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