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Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:10 pm
I am very excited to have found your website!
I recently started culinary training with several private chefs that work together. We are all full time volunteers for an international educational organization. I've been cooking since I was about 10 years old, but have had no training until now. I'm quickly realizing that I need some better knives than the cheap set I purchased back when I was 20 years old.
I'm impressed with the reviews of your Richmond Artifex 210mm Gyuto. It's at a great price for someone like me who works part time so I can volunteer.
I realize that I also will need a blade protector/cover. I looked on the website, but being a rookie I don't know what I need. I have a good knife block for storing it at home. I really just want something to use when transporting in a knife case.
I also realize I will need a honing tool. Once again, I have no idea which one. Can you recommend an affordable one for me?
For now I'm going to have my buddies help me sharpen my knives until I can afford stones and all the accessories.
Thanks for your help. I look forward to using your company as a resource in my new culinary endeavors.
1. Richmond Artifex 210mm Gyuto
2. simple blade cover
3. honing tool
Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:28 pm
This is a nice, inexpensive hone:http://www.chefknivestogo.com/id12cerodwna.html
I'm not a fan of the typical steel one's. They're rather aggressive and can easily chip knives like the Artifex. Some of the smooth steel honing rods like those from HA are great...but the ceramic one from Idahone work real well.
The Lamson knife safe's are great for transporting knives around. http://www.chefknivestogo.com/knifesafeset.html
Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:45 pm
I second the rod Adam suggested. It works well and it's cheap.
All the blade guards on the site will work fine. I kind of prefer the Wusthof ones becuase they have a fuzzy/felt lining that won't scratch your blades:http://www.chefknivestogo.com/wu8blgu.html
Or you could try our top selling item on the site. our .39 blade protectors with goofy knife nerd/cooking stuff written all over it.http://www.chefknivestogo.com/chblgu.html
We've sold 500 of these since they came out a month or two ago.
Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:57 pm
Thank Adam and Mark for the great suggestions.