View Poll Results: Which Knife do you prefer

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  • Global

    2 6.25%
  • Henckels

    7 21.88%
  • Wusthof

    16 50.00%
  • Chicago Cultry

    3 9.38%
  • Calphalon

    0 0%
  • Forschner

    0 0%
  • Shun

    1 3.13%
  • Other

    3 9.38%
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Thread: Chef's Knives

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    Chef's Knives

    I dont know how many hits I will get with this, but I thought I would ask.

    Any recommendations for Chef's Knives. I really like the Global G-2, and have eyed down the Henckle's(?) for sometime, but the best review is a user review. So any thoughts?


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    Re: Chef's Knives

    If you're right handed, Shin makes a couple really nice chef's knives. The Ken Onion Santoku blade is a really nice knife. I use the Henckels' Professional S line. So far have a 7" chef's knife, a santoku, and a couple paring knives. Real good knives, I'd recommend them. However, if I wasn't left handed I would've definitely gone with a Shin.
    If you have to have one knife I would recommend a santoku over a chef's knife.. both are pretty versatile but the santoku more so. It has a thinner slightly harder blade.



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    Re: Chef's Knives

    I was gonna talk about the new knives I got for Christmas but you guys are way out of my league.



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    Re: Chef's Knives

    I am not really up on my knives, but a quick google on Shin and knives gives me a sword company Dah Shin. Is this the company? Any helpful links in Shin knives? I have also been looking recently.

    I did see a lot of references to Shun though. Is that it?


    Last edited by cj0227; 12-27-2007 at 10:55 PM. Reason: Also.

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    Re: Chef's Knives

    I have the Henkels Pro S and love 'em. Just got a Wusthof classic Santuko knife and it's great as well. Both are solid and sturdy. I hated the Chicago Cutlery ones I first got, too flimsy.

    8" Chef, 6" Santuko, 4" parer and I use the heck our of our 5" utility knife.

    My rec would be to get a simple set with an oversided block, if that's what you want to do. Then just figure out what best suits you.



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    Re: Chef's Knives

    Yeah, but will it cut through a pop can, and then cut through a tomato?



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    Re: Chef's Knives

    The Ken Onion knife for sure.



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    Re: Chef's Knives

    My wife has about 10 of those Wusthof knives and they seem to be top quality.



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    Re: Chef's Knives

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    My wife has about 10 of those Wusthof knives and they seem to be top quality.
    I agree, I have 8 or 9 Wustof's and they are great



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    Re: Chef's Knives

    Well, I'm no expert, but did give a Henckels "four star II" Santou and chef knife as a gift this last week. Then i got to use them while we prepared Christmas dinner. No question, best kitchen knives I've ever used. Great balance, great comfort in the handle, and a wonderfully sharp edge. I'm gonna get one for myself now.



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    Re: Chef's Knives

    Only because they are on sale.

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/dp/product/B0009OD1B2/?tag=dealhack08-20]Amazon.com: Victorinox 88891 8 piece Knife Block set: Kitchen & Dining[/ame]


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    Re: Chef's Knives

    My wife also took a Wustof knife class last year which shows you the correct way to use them.



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    Re: Chef's Knives

    I have about a dozen of the Wustof's and I really like them. The henkels are nice too.



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    Re: Chef's Knives

    Cool, I got a better response than I hoped.

    I have seen those Wustof's around, so I might have to start looking into those. As far as a set, I alreayd have a cheap set of Faberware with replacement knives using Mircale Blade that I got for Christmas once. Those are great steak knives that aren't expensive. I was specifically looking for a Chef' knife for now and then going from there.

    I have seen good things about the Global series too. Any thoughts on those? I have to say that the Henckles didn't seem to match up that well to the Global or Wustofs.

    Thanks for the feed back everyone! Now I need to learn how to properly use that sharpening stick to keep them sharp if and when I get one.


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    Re: Chef's Knives

    It all really depends on how much you want to spend. I have the Wustof Grand Prix II. I've had them for a while now and absolutely love them. They are a bit on the expensive side though. If you want a pretty good chef's knife that is incredibly reasonable, go with this one:

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/R-Forschner-8-inch-Fibrox-Handle/dp/B000638D32/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1198852103&sr=1-1]Amazon.com: R H Forschner 8-inch Chef's Knife, Black Fibrox Handle: Home & Garden[/ame]


    A little while ago, Cook's Illustrated did a test/review on inexpensive chef's knives and the Fibrox one won hands down.



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