Kitchen Knives - Any Tips on Decent Ones?

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Kitchen Knives - Any Tips on Decent Ones?

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:13 am

Looking for a decent set of kitchen knives as ours are a mish-mash of blunt, cheapo rejects that never cease to wind me up for their uselessness.
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Re: Kitchen Knives - Any Tips on Decent Ones?

Postby Clucking Bell on Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:54 am

They're all useless if you don't sharpen them regularly. Mine are Wusthofs with the exception of a Santoku that I was given by a Japanese friend. They all work if you sharpen them every few weeks.
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Re: Kitchen Knives - Any Tips on Decent Ones?

Postby DasNutNock on Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:57 am

I don’t have any fancy ones - there’s a Sabbatier (with a Boots logo etched on the board) I’ve had for 20-odd years since I inherited it from a long-passed great Aunt, but the rest are mixed unbranded. So long as they sharpen ok, they’re good enough for me. Do your research on stones and sharpening techniques and you’d be amazed how sharp you can make even the cheapest blade.
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Re: Kitchen Knives - Any Tips on Decent Ones?

Postby vietnammer on Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:26 am

Have a 12" Sabbatier which is good for threatening gestures, nicking someone's trainers for instance, but for close-up postcode gang-work I still have my Rap 'Tou which I bought from a K- Tel tv ad 25 years ago
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Re: Kitchen Knives - Any Tips on Decent Ones?

Postby -DL- on Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:45 am

I've had a 7 piece Sabatier set for around 15 years. Sharpen beautifully with the steel that came with the set. I would imagine they're good for another 15 years and more.

Keep them sharp and stored in a block, and they're a worthwhile investment.
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Re: Kitchen Knives - Any Tips on Decent Ones?

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:14 am

Thanks for the tips fellas. I was looking at the Wusthofs and Sabatiers but christ the price of them is eye-watering.

vietnammer wrote:but for close-up postcode gang-work I still have my Rap 'Tou which I bought from a K- Tel tv ad 25 years ago


:lol: Showing your age there mate! If it's any consolation, I thought Ronco were the better brand.
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Re: Kitchen Knives - Any Tips on Decent Ones?

Postby davids cross on Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:33 am

Don't lie everyone....

Who immediately thought Rippers wants to kill someone......Image
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Re: Kitchen Knives - Any Tips on Decent Ones?

Postby prophet:marginal on Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:51 am

Any blunted knife can be sharpened, easily. The piece of kit is plastic mounted, coiled wire. Ours cost about a fiver.

Anyway, 60 seconds on the kit and the knife is like new.

We haven't bought any new knives for 20 years, and we both cook from scratch, for the kids, nearly every day.

I'm not saying don't buy new knives, but, if you were thinking about alternatives...
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Re: Kitchen Knives - Any Tips on Decent Ones?

Postby ereford ammer on Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:52 am

Get a couple of water stones and look at some YouTube videos on how to use them. The aim is not to sharpen but maintain sharpness. Good knives are not cheap.
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Re: Kitchen Knives - Any Tips on Decent Ones?

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:36 pm

prophet:marginal wrote:Any blunted knife can be sharpened, easily. The piece of kit is plastic mounted, coiled wire. Ours cost about a fiver.

Anyway, 60 seconds on the kit and the knife is like new.

We haven't bought any new knives for 20 years, and we both cook from scratch, for the kids, nearly every day.

I'm not saying don't buy new knives, but, if you were thinking about alternatives...


Honestly, these knives are crap. Cheap knock-offs with serated edges which wouldn't cut warm butter. They're starting to wind me up now when I use them so off they must go.
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Re: Kitchen Knives - Any Tips on Decent Ones?

Postby Monkeybubbles on Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:43 pm

http://globalknives.uk

Really well balanced in your hand, and last for ever.
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Re: Kitchen Knives - Any Tips on Decent Ones?

Postby vietnammer on Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:45 pm

davids cross wrote:
Rippers


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Re: Kitchen Knives - Any Tips on Decent Ones?

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:13 pm

I briefly looked into ceramic knives but while they're incredibly sharp and stay that way for a long time, the downsides put me off. They're brittle, so may well break if dropped. Edges can chip, so no cutting meat with bones, or frozen food. Don't put them in a dishwasher either, they can move around and you've guessed it, chip the edge.
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Re: Kitchen Knives - Any Tips on Decent Ones?

Postby vietnammer on Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:14 pm

Usually use knapped flint or bits of obsidian to get through those pesky mammoth sinews
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Re: Kitchen Knives - Any Tips on Decent Ones?

Postby Gent on Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:25 pm

GCRO.....My Dad was a butcher and would only ever used Victorinox knives.
He retired about 25 years ago and we're still using his knives.
Wooden handle ones...lovely to use.

Of course, like everything, they may not be so good nowadays
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Re: Kitchen Knives - Any Tips on Decent Ones?

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:33 pm

Gent wrote:GCRO.....My Dad was a butcher and would only ever used Victorinox knives.
He retired about 25 years ago and we're still using his knives.
Wooden handle ones...lovely to use.

Of course, like everything, they may not be so good nowadays


I've just had a look at their stuff. Really nice but jesus ... they cost some serious coin, even for single knives. I thought Wenger were the ones who did the Swiss Army knives but Victorinox appear to make them too. Didn't know that!
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Re: Kitchen Knives - Any Tips on Decent Ones?

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:34 pm

vietnammer wrote:Usually use knapped flint or bits of obsidian to get through those pesky mammoth sinews


I could well believe that coming from the wilds of Sheffield! :lol:
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Re: Kitchen Knives - Any Tips on Decent Ones?

Postby chigwells finest on Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:21 am

Monkeybubbles wrote:http://globalknives.uk

Really well balanced in your hand, and last for ever.


we love global knives , however we lost a few and cant be asked to pay the cost of replacing them , weve bought plenty from tk maxx for next to nothing and theyve been great
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Re: Kitchen Knives - Any Tips on Decent Ones?

Postby alkali on Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:07 pm

Save a lot of money and go to TK Max. Lots of cheap Japanese knives. Come up beautifully sharp. Watch your fingers!
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Re: Kitchen Knives - Any Tips on Decent Ones?

Postby Smonnie on Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:45 pm

They will all have tips on them.
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