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Old 12-12-2007, 05:59 PM   #1
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Hello to everyone :)

hi there,

i just wanted to take a second and introduce myself, i'm very new to this and i have so many questions.. so.. heres one...

i have a pretty well equipped kitchen and im starting culinary arts classes in jan but i dont know very much about chef's knives.. i very much like the calphalon contemp series and i was wondering if anyone knew of a good site to order them? Or if there are other brands you might recommend.

( i'm 41 btw lol and this is a gift to myself after raising my demons and i've waited a long time for it so any help you all could offer me would be greatly appreciated )

i look forward to hearing from some of you and thank you, for peeking in :)


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Old 12-12-2007, 06:16 PM   #2
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Welcome to DC, there is a thread just about knives you might find what your looking for in there or you can post your question in there and I know theres tons of people here to give you advice. Have fun looking and learning!!

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Old 12-12-2007, 06:21 PM   #3
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Hi, purringkitty. Welcome to DC. You will get plenty of information about knives here. Check out our knife forum. There are 2 pages of threads discussing a variety of knife topics. That should keep you busy for a while. Lots of information.

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Old 12-12-2007, 06:32 PM   #4
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thanks for answering and i'll have a look :)
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:13 PM   #5
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Welcome to DC.....After researching the knives, maybe you can buy them through the school to save a few dollars. Maybe not. Just a thought! Anyway...

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Old 12-12-2007, 08:53 PM   #6
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Welcome to this wonderful site.. I am different than most here I like Japanese knives
I have used them for years and they are ugly but cut with the best of them have a look at some before you buy
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:49 AM   #7
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