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Old 12-03-2017, 02:37 PM   #1
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Looking for recommendations for a good sharp knife to use in the kitchen for cutting up veggies and slicing brisket and such.

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Old 12-03-2017, 02:50 PM   #2
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Old 12-03-2017, 03:01 PM   #3
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Old 12-03-2017, 03:02 PM   #4
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We have Henckel knives.

We bought them one at a time, over a couple years.

There is a big difference in the ones made in China versus the ones made in Germany.





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Old 12-03-2017, 03:10 PM   #5
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Don’t spend a fortune. Get a decent one from the store and get a sharpener
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Old 12-03-2017, 03:13 PM   #6
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Sam Harper. From here. Makes a kitchen Santoku knife that is incredible. Crazy sharp and real purdy too.
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Old 12-03-2017, 03:23 PM   #7
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For the money, Dexter Russell is hard to beat.

My brisket slicer is a duo edge 12" slicer. The duo edge makes it slice through easily.

https://www.amazon.com/Dexter-Russel...Slicer+S140-12


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Old 12-03-2017, 03:37 PM   #8
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Mercer. Get them at any restaurant supply store next to the dexters. Mercers are cheaper, keep an edge just as good if not better, and have a better handle. They’re just made in Taiwan.

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Old 12-03-2017, 04:04 PM   #9
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Goto a restraunt supply house and buy Dexter. It will allow you to handle them and see what you want and they will about the cheapest place to buy. I have about 8 now that we have been using for last 10 years. In a few years when I retire and move Ill sell or give them away and buy a new set when we move into new place.
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Old 12-03-2017, 04:15 PM   #10
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Custom is my preferred but then again I also tend to over spend on nice things.

I have a cutco and it is a workhorse in my kitchen. But on the other hand having a good sharpener is also worth having.


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Old 12-03-2017, 04:16 PM   #11
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Kramer.

To my knowledge, he is the only Master Bladesmith that specializes in kitchen knives.

You can buy one off the shelf, or get into a lottery to be drawn to order a custom one.

That's where I am now.

http://kramerknives.com/custom-orders/

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Old 12-03-2017, 04:40 PM   #12
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Kramer.

To my knowledge, he is the only Master Bladesmith that specializes in kitchen knives.

You can buy one off the shelf, or get into a lottery to be drawn to order a custom one.

That's where I am now.

http://kramerknives.com/custom-orders/

Kramer's are simply awesome pieces. I don't own one but would like to some day. I have seen and handled some before and they are truly works of art.
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Old 12-03-2017, 05:03 PM   #13
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Global makes good knives. Get a good sharpener and wash your knives by hand so they keep an edge longer.
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Old 12-03-2017, 06:16 PM   #14
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Kramer's are simply awesome pieces. I don't own one but would like to some day. I have seen and handled some before and they are truly works of art.
completely agree.

I met him years ago and told him when I retire I'll pay him to let me help in his shop.

Don't know crap about knife making, but I'd like to make something like he does at some point in my life.


I was a bit sorry to see them show up in commercial production, but I think in the end that just increases the value of his custom work.
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Old 12-03-2017, 06:39 PM   #15
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I bought the Henckels Miyabi Morimoto Edition a few years back. It was a bit pricey but very pleased. Stays razor sharp for a very long time and a breeze to resharpen when it does need a quick touch up.

https://www.miyabi-knives.com/us/en/...313-273-0.html
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Old 12-03-2017, 07:21 PM   #16
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Wüstof, is a go to brand for many professional chefs. German steel made in Solingen Germany, full tang, African Blackwood handles, perfectly weighted and balanced. I would take a serious look at them, here is a link: http://www.wusthof.com/products/knives?filters[filter_category][5]=38#/1
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Old 12-03-2017, 07:29 PM   #17
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I have Henckels in my butchers block next to my great grandfathers Old Hickory knives. The OH get more use that the Henckels. I like the old carbon of the OH as they hold a wicked edge and are stupidly easy to bring back to shaving sharp with a steel.

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Old 12-03-2017, 07:32 PM   #18
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[quote=Smart;12981380]For the money, Dexter Russell is hard to beat.

My brisket slicer is a duo edge 12" slicer. The duo edge makes it slice through easily.

Got two that look just like them. ICEL, bought at a restaurant supply store. About $80 each, but love them. Made in Portugal.
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Old 12-03-2017, 07:37 PM   #19
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Zwilling / JA Henckels made in Solingen Germany
Really keep an edge, easy to sharpen

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Old 12-03-2017, 07:44 PM   #20
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completely agree.



I met him years ago and told him when I retire I'll pay him to let me help in his shop.



Don't know crap about knife making, but I'd like to make something like he does at some point in my life.





I was a bit sorry to see them show up in commercial production, but I think in the end that just increases the value of his custom work.


Uhhhhhhh. THIS RIGHT HERE!!

I was trying to hide my nerd but Bob makes flawless princes that become family heirlooms.

Hands down my choice for sure.


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Old 12-03-2017, 07:46 PM   #21
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Wüstof, is a go to brand for many professional chefs. German steel made in Solingen Germany, full tang, African Blackwood handles, perfectly weighted and balanced. I would take a serious look at them, here is a link: http://www.wusthof.com/products/knives?filters[filter_category][5]=38#/1
This is what I've had for years and love then. I use my 10" chefs knife for 90% of the things in the kitchen.

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Old 12-03-2017, 07:59 PM   #22
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:14 PM   #23
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I have Henckels in my butchers block next to my great grandfathers Old Hickory knives. The OH get more use that the Henckels. I like the old carbon of the OH as they hold a wicked edge and are stupidly easy to bring back to shaving sharp with a steel.

God bless and happy hunting.
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OH is hard ro beat mine go back 3 generations. I also watch garage sales for them.
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:19 PM   #24
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Yep, I like the Old Hickory's myself- just put some elbow grease into getting a good edge on a new one and it will be an awesome knife. I've turned 2 buffalo skinner style OH's into Nessmuk type blades (used a dremel to do stock removal on them) and love using them to clean deer- darn sharp with a convex edge on them.
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:22 PM   #25
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victorinox
Good knives reasonable price, restaurant supply places will have them.
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:25 PM   #26
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For the money, Dexter Russell is hard to beat.

My brisket slicer is a duo edge 12" slicer. The duo edge makes it slice through easily.

https://www.amazon.com/Dexter-Russel...Slicer+S140-12
What Jason said.

Oh and don't use a high dollar carbon steel knife to slice a hot brisket.
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Old 12-06-2017, 01:48 PM   #27
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victorinox
Good knives reasonable price, restaurant supply places will have them.


I just bought their 14” x 1.5” knife. Hope it’s as great as they say


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Old 12-07-2017, 04:49 AM   #28
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We have a couple Cutcos that we like.
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:41 AM   #29
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Cutco

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Old 12-07-2017, 07:40 AM   #30
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Kramer.

To my knowledge, he is the only Master Bladesmith that specializes in kitchen knives.

You can buy one off the shelf, or get into a lottery to be drawn to order a custom one.

That's where I am now.

http://kramerknives.com/custom-orders/



I'm on year 2 in that lottery


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Following...I was thinking of Victorinox but my brother says Wustoff are good knives. Need to look into Henckels.
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:39 AM   #32
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First 3 post after initial ??? All excelent I own all 3...
Cutco warranty is second to none as (Brute Killer) said and free sharpning for life...allyou gota pay is postage..They come back SHarp and repaired or replaced as needed..in only a couple weeks..But they aint cheap..and it don't matter if your 1st 2nd or 3rd owner they take care of business...

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Old 12-07-2017, 02:10 PM   #33
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I buy my knives at Specs Liquor store. They work great and aren’t that expensive. They’ve got a lot of good cooking stuff also. You’ll be surprised. Mercer I believe

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Old 12-07-2017, 07:19 PM   #34
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Wüstof, is a go to brand for many professional chefs. German steel made in Solingen Germany, full tang, African Blackwood handles, perfectly weighted and balanced. I would take a serious look at them, here is a link: http://www.wusthof.com/products/knives?filters[filter_category][5]=38#/1
Only knife to use , end of discussion
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Old 12-08-2017, 07:17 AM   #35
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You may want to get more than one knife, a chef's knife for chopping veggies and a slicing knife for brisket and other meats. Personally I like the Henkels/Wurstof brands.
Good luck.
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Cutco and the Dexter white handle are stamped. Henckel and Wustof are forged German steel. Mercer has both stamped and forged depending on your price point. If you want a lifetime knife get forged.

For $50 (the price of postage a couple of times to cutco)you can get a good manual sharpener with a daimond abrasive (not a cheap one with carbide abrasives) from a restaurant supply store.
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