- kitchen knives for a gift. What ones?
I’ve got a Global, I wouldn’t buy another. I didn’t realise the blade is just welded onto the handle, a knife with a full tang and handle slabs riveted in place is much, much stronger for doing stuff like crushing garlic cloves, for example.Posted 3 years ago
For similar money, I’d be delighted if someone gave me a knife like this:
Japanese style handle, rather than riveted onto full tang, but a nice knife.
There are loads of others to choose from, which I think are better constructed than Global, on mine the blade isn’t straight, and I’d worry about it actually snapping off under heavy usage. I didn’t notice at first when I bought it, and I bought it on the strength of advertising.
Won’t do that again.somafunkSubscriber
Kai shun’s are very nice knives but need careful sharpening/honing of the edge otherwise you’ll completely balls up the razor sharp profile , I was given a Kai Shun Damascus Santuko from a mate who owns a few restaurants (helped him out with a refit) and it makes food prep an absolute joy, needless to say I do not allow anyone else to use it and it has its own felt lined box it lives in.Posted 3 years agowillardMember
Go for a quality steel more than anything else. You could maybe consider the Falkniven range (http://www.heinnie.com/knives-and-tools/kitchen-knives/f/brand/fallkniven) because they are really good steel, but that may be a little pricey.
However, I did find this set (http://www.knivesandtools.co.uk/en/ct/eden-quality-classic-vg10.htm whilst browsing for cheaper alternatives. Same type of steel, Sabitier type looks. They even do a Damascus version.Posted 3 years ago
they aren’t custom. they are…costlyPosted 3 years ago
neilnevill – Member
they aren’t custom. they are…costly
Yes, I am not surprised that it will be expensive this is UK and the labour cost etc add up.
With the same price you get top Japanese knives via import.
However, if money is no concerned then buy local …
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neilnevill – Member
TBH if I owned one, its so beautiful i might just frame it and hang it on the wall.
oh and they come from latvia i think, so not that local
The price is just too expensive for me to consider but if they are made according to the Viking tradition then their steel should be very good.
If you go to TKmaxx now you should see some Japanese kitchen knives and if I can recall only one is made in Japan so go for that one as I got one myself. It is 3000 series with red Japanese character. These are good.
When I select knives I select those without the heel for ease of sharpening.
Posted 3 years agodoris5000Member
i’ve got a few Globals but frequently these days I find myself reaching for a David Mellor (not the Tory!) knife I got recently.
It’s from this range, I think – one of the ‘cooks knives’ http://www.davidmellordesign.com/acatalog/David_Mellor_Kitchen_Knives_Black_Handle.html
and there’s just something about the weight, balance and shape of it which makes it really satisfying to use. they’re also not too expensive! 🙂Posted 3 years ago
I tend go for my work horse Thai farmer spring carbon steel knife for do it all like this one but size 2 (medium). I use it as slices as well as chopping chicken bones without having to sweet to cleaver. This one is between cleaver and chef knife.
You should also look at Victorinox kitchen knives as they are good … I bought five when it was on sales. They are workhorse so you can mess around with it without feeling the pinch if damage it …
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