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european knives?

Wed May 22, 2013 4:15 pm

Dear Mark,

I follow your page on Facebook and I would like if you could help me.
Currently I have a Chroma 301 chef's knive and some cheap portuguese pairing knives plus a cheap bird's beak from Victorinox that I believe it's good for the price. I'm looking to get a new set of knives and I'm not too keen of continue with the Chroma because it just doesn't feel "right" in some way.
Since I'm in Portugal and it's impossible to buy knives from outside the european union due to custom taxes being outrageous, I'm looking at european brands like Fallkniven (http://www.fallkniven.com/en/shop/detai ... -knives/k1) or Guede Solingen (http://guede-solingen.de/en/knife-series/alpha-olive). To be honest about the prices I'm still trying to figure out how much I can get the Fallkniven for, but a Guede Solingen chef's knive would cost me around 100$.
The other option would be going for the KAI Shun Tim Malzer which I can get for around 140$.
I understand that you won't gain anything for wasting your time helping me but I would appriciate if you could give me some tips and help find the best option available to me. If you wish to tell me any other brand easy to get in europe that you find that might be a better option I would very much like to hear it.

Thanks for your time and help,

Carlos

Re: european knives?

Wed May 22, 2013 7:48 pm

I don't know if that's the profile you're looking for: very high tip, lots of belly. Fine for tall people working behind a low counter. Have you considered French carbon? Flatter profile, considerably lighter.
Sabatier-k.fr

Re: european knives?

Wed May 22, 2013 7:50 pm

Or something by Robert Herder, Solingen. Check their "1922" series.

Re: european knives?

Wed May 22, 2013 8:00 pm

There are some European kitchen knife shops out there.

Have you looked at any of them yet?

Re: european knives?

Wed May 22, 2013 8:03 pm

For a Robert Herder,

http://knivesandtools.nl/nl/pt/-robert- ... carbon.htm

Re: european knives?

Thu May 23, 2013 2:19 am

Benuser wrote:For a Robert Herder,

http://knivesandtools.nl/nl/pt/-robert- ... carbon.htm


They have Kai Shun, too. Fallkniven as well, but not their kitchen knives.

I've never seen a Fallkniven kitchen knife. Are they any good?

Re: european knives?

Thu May 23, 2013 12:56 pm

Hello everyone,

Thanks for the replies so far.
I'm looking for a thin blade and a confortable handle. I'm going to be cooking 10 hours/day so I would like a good knife, sharp a as confortable as possible. I like short blades too because I fell more control over the knife.
What are your toughts on the Tojiro DP37? From Tojiro is it the best option for the price?

Thanks in advance,

Carlos.

Re: european knives?

Thu May 23, 2013 1:04 pm

That Tojiro would be functionally no different than the equal length standard DP....just with a "prettier" cladding.

The Tojiro DP would be a decent entry level knife too.

Re: european knives?

Thu May 23, 2013 1:12 pm

Dear Adam,

Thanks for your help, indeed I don't care about being pretty or not.
If you were in my place which knife would you buy?
Decent entry level knife is really not good enough as I want it to last atleast 3 years without me feeling the will to replace it for a better knife.

Thanks again,

Carlos.
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