Kitchen Knives

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  1. DonD

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    Hoping someone can give me a suggestion or two for some kitchen knives for my wife. We have a good larger knife like a butcher knife and a couple smaller ones, she'd like a small collection of something more like a paring knife size. Never seem to have enough good knives, some are always in the sink waiting to be hand washed.

    I realize that there are wide variety of qualities, sometimes you get what you pay for sometimes you pay way too much for a "name".

    Suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, Don
     
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    Ross-in-Pa Western Pa

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    We "misplace" paring knives in our kitchen, so we buy a few cheapies at a time. Won't spend more than a couple dollars for a paring knife my wife will throw out with potato peels in a couple months.

    Sorry I didn't answer your question, but that's how we roll here....
     
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    Victoronix makes some very good paring knives, and they are cheap enough to have several...
     
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    Those knives are good. I have the three in my travelling knife roll for vacations. I have not used them enough to know how they hold up over time, but they come with a good edge.

    There was another recent kitchen knives thread you may want to read back through.
    https://www.glocktalk.com/threads/kitchen-knives.1794276/
    Here are the paring knives I keep in my knife block. These are good tools.
    https://www.cutleryandmore.com/wust...of6Weq8V2mNSuan3KMX2LfTY-JAjv10BoCiLoQAvD_BwE

    https://www.sointuusa.com/global-gs...gJZ59jJWGsK3ii_CGllPQS3nY6TxTQDhoCN6YQAvD_BwE

    Cutlery and More has been sending me the Cyber Monday emails on discounted kitchen knife deals. Wusthof is one of the best in German cutlery. The set below is a real bargain.

    https://www.cutleryandmore.com/wusthof-legende/paring-knife-p137877

    https://www.cutleryandmore.com/wusthof-legende/slim-knife-block-set-p138324
     
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    A knife set is a great gift she will really use...just don't get her angry...
     
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    Their Fibrox line are a staple in professional kitchens. Great blades at a great price.
     
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    Cutco, and never buy another knife.....NOT Cheap.
     
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    Wustlof makes a damn good kitchen knife.
     
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    I get the sense from your post that you aren’t really a knife guy at least when it comes to kitchen knives. You want something that’s going to work without a lot of hassle or upkeep.

    Assuming that’s right, I think the Victorinox Fibrox, as already recommended, are your best bet. You should probably avoid carbon steel and stick with stainless.
     
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    ^^^^^^ is truth. Really good knives require some dedication and time to keep them in the condition they're meant to be.
     
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    Thanks to the several who provided useful links to learn more.

    Now for the letdown. We have 6 Wusthoff knives in the kitchen drawer already, guess I just need to give them a good sharpening. Don
     
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    I've sharpened many of the western world knives. The Victorinox knife I found at a thrift store has the toughest steel of any. I bet those knives will hold an edge for a long time.
     
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    I have a few of them, they are my go-to for paring , they do hold their edge for a very long time.
     
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