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 Post subject: Re: Buying my husband the best knife you've got.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:14 pm 
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Can you explain to me why the recommended knives are better?


- What Pierre said above....no sense putting it another way. :)

Also, how do I sharpen? Is there a sharpener you recommend?


- With either stone's used by hand, or stones in a sharpening aide like the EdgePro or Wicked Edge systems.

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/wickededge.html

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/edgepro.html

Here's a good starter set of stone's:

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/3pcstoneset.html

Sharpening by hand isn't that difficult if you're after a good edge. It's that dragon's tail that is the ultimate edge that is a PITA to attain.

One more...what about steak knives? Any recommendations?


Steak knives are a conundrum in my opinion. Buy a great steak knife (custom or high end production) and cut on a ceramic plate and you've ruined the edge....so why buy such a premium steak knife?

I guess knowing it's a great knife is something....but I choose lesser quality knives to use as steak knives.

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/forschner ... nives.html



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 Post subject: Re: Buying my husband the best knife you've got.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:49 pm 

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Just to add to Adam's assessment of steak knives, if you are going to buy high end, non-serrated steak knives, then invest in wooden steak platters to serve the steak. If you are going to serve the steak on a regular plate, then get serrated steak knives, so that you don't leave cut marks on your plates. As I understand it, the serrations are not to preserve the edge, but to protect the plate.


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 Post subject: Re: Buying my husband the best knife you've got.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:54 pm 

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Ok - I bit the bullet and listened to random people's advice...:)

Here is what I ended up with...
Kikuichi Performance TKC Gyuto 210mm
Tojiro 270mm ITK Bread Knife
Richmond Artifex 80mm
Forschner Rosewood 6 Pc Steak Knife Set
Messermeister In Drawer Knife Holder

Hope he likes them!
Thanks everyone for your help!
Happy Holidays!


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 Post subject: Re: Buying my husband the best knife you've got.
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:36 pm 
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Awesome....I bet he'll love them. Let us know if you have any further questions. :)



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 Post subject: Re: Buying my husband the best knife you've got.
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:16 pm 
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Some people blow hundreds and hundreds of dollars before they come up with a set that good. Well done. :)



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