Can anyone recommend a good kitchen knife?

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Can anyone recommend a good kitchen knife?

Post by PetterJhon » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:50 am

Hello everyone,,
I've heard the adage, "Take what you would spend on a set of kitchen knives, then spend that amount on one good kitchen knife."

That being said, I have no idea what to look for and googling around seems like I only find the most popular brands, not necessarily the best knife. I also have no idea how much a good knife can cost, although in some shops I've seen knives upwards of $1000USD. My budget isn't nearly that high, around $200USD.

Can anyone recommend a good, single knife? Or perhaps a website / store where I could find one?

PS - First time posting here, so if this is outside the rules of the sub or not in keeping with the theme I apologize!

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Re: Can anyone recommend a good kitchen knife?

Post by whippersnapper » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:16 pm

For a basic chefs knife that won't break the bank I recommend Victorinox Fibrox Pro 8" or 10" Chef's Knife. I own a couple and like them. ... 7486&psc=1

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Re: Can anyone recommend a good kitchen knife?

Post by natcherly » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:52 pm

We have some German made J. A. Henckels knives we like a lot. The 10" chefs knife especially. We also have a couple of carbon steel models, a skinner and boning knife. Got these from my grandmother when she passed. These must be over 100 years old at this point but perform beautifully.

J. A. Henckels have an "International" line made in, you guessed it, China. Don't know anything about those, but they are a lot cheaper in cost. Quality I cannot opine.

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Re: Can anyone recommend a good kitchen knife?

Post by Jackalope » Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:25 pm

The original Ginsu. :lol:

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Post by TRYKER » Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:59 pm

i have 2 knives i use : 1 is a old 10'' carbon steel blade i believe it's from the '20s holds a great edge. i use it for everything from chopping frozen meat to slicing tomatoes.#2 is a smaller carbon steel mora#1 with a scandi grind, thats all i need.

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Re: Can anyone recommend a good kitchen knife?

Post by Jim_mi » Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:38 pm

Look at Shinichi Watanabe's website. He makes very nice kitchen knives at a reasonable price. His carbon steel knives are the sharpest, but he also makes knives of stainless steel if you're looking for easy maintenance - and they are still very sharp.

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Re: Can anyone recommend a good kitchen knife?

Post by john » Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:09 pm

I’d like to get my son a nice set of kitchen knives he moved out just a few months ago. I’ll be checking a few sites out.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good kitchen knife?

Post by jim d, » Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:49 pm

Just today I ordered a set of J.A. Henckles kitchen knives. Do a search for Zwilling and go to their site. They have a tremendous sale going on. I bought a 15 piece set of forged German knives and it didn't break the bank.

Funny thing, what happened is that my wife mentioned that as much as I like knives, we don't have any good kitchen knives, just an odd assortment of not so good ones. I told her that the situation would be rectified :D


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Re: Can anyone recommend a good kitchen knife?

Post by Bill DeShivs » Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:01 am

We use Victorinox knives here.
Older Sabatier for the big stuff.
Ontario also makes good knives.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good kitchen knife?

Post by Fishtail Picklock » Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:36 am

The Ontario ("Old Hickory") line is both excellent and affordable. Look up the entire line on Amazon and buy a few. Keep them clean, dry, lightly oiled, and sharp. Trust me, you'll be a happy camper.
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