Kitchen Knives – Recommendations?
I’m loving my Wusthof Classics. Understated design, excellent balance and they take an edge like nothing else. Not too cheap, but built to last.Posted 9 years agoAlbanachMember
I got a few Globals in the last 18 months and delighted with them, got the most recent carving knife set from here.
Got a Shinkansen MinoSharp Water Sharpener as well as I don’t have the knack or the confidence for the proper steel sharpener, and it does the job perfectly. Agree with ourmaninthenorth about the dishwasher effect – wrecks them.Posted 9 years agofunkynickSubscriber
I just love my Globals… have had them about 10 years now and they are still going strong.
And just be careful with some of the Japanese knives, you can’t use a normal steel to sharpen them as they are harder than the steel! You need to use a ‘ceramic steel’ or water stone instead.Posted 9 years ago
If you really want good carbon steel knives I recommend ordering from
Janese Chefs Knife.
I have ordered three knives directly from this site and they all arrived within a week. Very friendly and efficient. This site is also highly recommended by kitchen knives forum members.
My current favourite is Suien Chinese Cleaver which I got before Xmas.
But if you want a normal entry level but workhorse carbon steel knives I suggest going for Fujiwara FKH series Gyuto and choose the 210mm length. I have the Santoku and some say that is for "housewife" because it is not similar to western knife. Gyuto is closer to western knife.
But do browse around for the one that suits your budget.
Tojiro DP is also good for entry level carbon steel. I have a Tojiro F-920 Chinese clever too.
I would not go for Global at all when there are so many good Carbon steel knives available.
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You can still get Sheffield knives: http://www.sheffieldknives.co.uk/acatalog/Kitchen_Knives.html
I bought my Dad a set of the rosewood handled ones and he loves them. Great knives too.Posted 9 years ago
Some of the knives on that JCK site are simply stunning:
Who would have thought you could easily spend over US$1000 on a knife.
Some of the knife forums make for (semi) interesting reading. Seems like Global is the Specialized on the knife world – good solid product, but you can probably do better for the price.Posted 9 years ago
I’m definately leaning towards the Japanese styles now, just a matter of deciding which, though Fujiwara look like a good starting point.
The Hiromoto is amongst the best carbon steel you can find. High end but affordable. I was going to the Gyuto but ended up with Chinese cleaver as I much prefer cleaver.
Go for the Aogami Super series as that is one of the best carbon steel around.
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