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 Post subject: Forum Newbie and Beginner Cook - Which 1st Knife?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:14 pm 

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Hi Guys,

From UK and looking to invest in first decent set of knives. I have cut and pasted answers to common q's below and would value your ideas and suggestions. My main motivation is a new kitchen and realisation that I like to cook!

1. Are you right handed? YES
2. What type of knife are you interested in (gyuto, nakiri etc..) GLOBAL/WELCH?
3. What size knife are you looking for? ASSORTED OR A SET
4. Do you prefer carbon or stainless steel? PLEASE ADVISE!
5. Do you prefer a western handle or a Japanese handle? ERM.... :?
6. How much did you want to spend? £100-£200
7. Do you know how to sharpen? NOT YET BUT WANT TO LEARN :roll:

Many Thanks for looking at this and I hope to learn from whatever advice you can give.


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 Post subject: Re: Forum Newbie and Beginner Cook - Which 1st Knife?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:20 pm 
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So what are we like 1.50 per pound....so that's $150 to $300 for a set of knives?

Umm, I'd recommend buying two to four knives.....ditch the idea of a set.

Get, in this order:

Gyuto or chef's knife
Paring knife
Bread knife or slicer depending on how much bread you cut
Petty or sandwich knife

The Richmond Artifex line is a good starter line of knives:

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



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 Post subject: Re: Forum Newbie and Beginner Cook - Which 1st Knife?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:47 am 
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If you want quality knives the first thing you need to do is forget you ever heard the name Global.

I'd start with a 240mm gyuto and a sharpening stone and go from there.
Tojiro DP is a good entry level knife. http://www.chefknivestogo.com/tojirodpseries.html
Imanishi combo sharpening stone. http://www.chefknivestogo.com/imtwosi1kst.html



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 Post subject: Re: Forum Newbie and Beginner Cook - Which 1st Knife?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:27 am 
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Adam Marr wrote:"The Richmond Artifex line is a good starter line of knives:"

+1

They're very hard to beat at that price point.



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