These are the three knives you need in your kitchen

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  1. TBO

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    I agree with TBO on minimum knives needed. I'll stick with my Spyderco Sharp-maker for difficult to sharpen knives and a steel for touch ups. YMMV. tom. :cowboy:


    ETA for really banged up edges I use a Norton two sided wet stone.
     
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    I use a Work Sharp now and then to get them really sharp and hone in between.
     
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    Hannie Caulder Diva extraordinaire

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    Nobody mentioned a cleaver. I get some good use out of it. Can’t beat a razor sharp cleaver. -Many uses.
     
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    TBO - Your must-have kitchen knife picks are good ones, but we're eating more fruits and veggies at my house these days. Thus, the knife I reach for most is my Wusthof 'tomato knife'. I actually have 3 of these so one is clean and ready at all times. This tool makes tomato slicing/cutting a dream, and it works well for other fruits and vegetables.
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    PhotoFeller A swamp dude

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    Interesting recommendation, and available from Costco. The 'Chef's Choice' sharpener might be very helpful for most knives I use, even though I've always avoided this type of sharpener. It might not work so well on my beloved serrated 'tomato knife' blades.

    The linked Costco ad includes some excellent testimonials about the strengths and limitations of this sharpening tool. I might give it a try.
     
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    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    I went with this one for it's ability to sharpen both 15 & 20 degree angle blades.

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    Regardless of knife brand the trick is to never let them get truly dull. A leather strop w/compound will keep them razor sharp with minimal effort. A steel doesn't sharpen, it only straightens the edge.
     
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    GINSU Serrated for the win.

    Lifetime sharpness, will cut a brick and a copper pipe and still slice a tomato, are dishwasher safe and they arrive in your mailbox.
     
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    But hitting them with the steel after use doesnt hurt.
     
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    I don’t need expensive knives. My wife uses the granite as a cutting board. :fred:
     
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