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The Egg
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Knife sets....what are some good ones out right now?


may not be the best place to ask, but it's probably the most appropriate.

looking for a knife set as mine is old and dull.







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RedHawk
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re: Knife sets....what are some good ones out right now?


Not sure about a set, but the Forschner Victorinox line of knives are probably the most bang for your buck. I have all kinds of knives, but usually use about three for almost everything. I use an 8 inch chef's knife, 8 inch santoku (my favorite by far) and a 6 inch flexible boning knife. I also use a 12 inch meat slicer on occasion. Those would probably be the only four knives I would ever need.


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gmrkr5
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re: Knife sets....what are some good ones out right now?


wusthof
henckels
global
shun

there are more but you cant go wrong with any of those. henckel does make some more "low-cost" knives as well though






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The Egg
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re: Knife sets....what are some good ones out right now?


guessing u guys are against ginsu as a brand?

i've looked up the brands that you listed and they are pretty pricey, but very well worth it i imagine.






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CITWTT
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re: Knife sets....what are some good ones out right now?


Don't buy a set, get what you need individually. A twelve inch carving knife might get used once per year.





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AreJay
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re: Knife sets....what are some good ones out right now?


depends on what you cook. you should probably be spending around $100, probably over on a chef's knife.....otherwise you can find solid pairing knives for $10-$15. if you are into boning poultry or other meats and breaking down fish, then go a step further with those sorts, but really you can mess with those still with a chef/pairing knife if you had to





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Janky
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re: Knife sets....what are some good ones out right now?


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Forschner Victorinox


Very good for the money. They were recommended by America's Test Kitchen. I have Henckel four stars and really like them.






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Woody
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Don't buy a set, get what you need individually.


This is the best route. You can get 3-4 really good knives for what you'll pay for a set. You'll find that a few really good knives are much more useful than a bunch of shitty ones.






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Woody
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looking for a knife set as mine is old and dull.


One idea would be to replace the pieces of the set you have that you use the most with quality knives. Probably start with an 8" chef's knife, a 5" utility/vegetable knife, etc. Replace more as you go as you identify the ones you need.






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rodsnscrews
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re: Knife sets....what are some good ones out right now?


The best prices are at Eagle Mountain Knife Co in Wimberly, Tx! 1-800-385-5605 or go to web site eaglemoutainknife.com! You will not find better prices anywhere!





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rodsnscrews
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re: Knife sets....what are some good ones out right now?


Eaglemountainknife.com





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jeepfreak
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re: Knife sets....what are some good ones out right now?


I have had this set for about 10 years: Tramontina Professional.

For a mid-range price, they are great.






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RedHawk
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go to web site eaglemoutainknife.com! You will not find better prices anywhere!


You must be affiliated with that company as their prices are actually pretty high. I like to use Cutlery and More for my knife purchases.






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CITWTT
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A ten inch carbon steel Sabatier French knife will last a lifetime and is tres easy to sharpen. Henckels 4 star 6 and a half inch flexible boning knife, two paring knives, one straight blade and the other a birds beak knife for more refined prep of veggies(think garde manger). The most expensive will be the boning knife.





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Kajungee
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re: Knife sets....what are some good ones out right now?


quote:

Not sure about a set, but the Forschner Victorinox line of knives are probably the most bang for your buck.


This






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Zach
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Don't buy a set, get what you need individually. A twelve inch carving knife might get used once per year.

This.
And the same applies to golf clubs. My putter, irons and woods are all from individual manufacturers.







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Kajungee
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Good review of all the top kinves

LINK

And Amazon has good prices on the Forschner






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CAD703X
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re: Knife sets....what are some good ones out right now?


can i 'like' this thread?

i just need a new butcher block/knife set.

my current one is filled with non-matching knives and god knows what else

dont want to spend much..just need a set of matching knives.






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CITWTT
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A friggin butcher block set just takes up counter space to look good for other people to be amazed at its wondrousness.





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