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Old 10-27-2011, 08:19 PM   #11
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thanks a lot for the clarification lol, now I see how knife sets are really overrated. I actually know what I need. My slicing knife is old and can't cut jack, and my chef's knife, though still sharp due to less usage, has a bent tip from improper storage. the reason I wish for a block set is because I want to be able to store the knives properly. I also want a cleaver. You can chop things much easier with a cleaver that's sharp and heavy, and after you chop the food, you can use it as a dough scraper and scoop up the food.
What you want is a Chinese chef's knife, not a cleaver.

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Old 10-27-2011, 10:03 PM   #12
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The Forschner are excellent and you won't spend a fortune. Made by the Swiss Army Knife people

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Old 11-22-2011, 12:44 PM   #13
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I bought a set of those kai komachi knives you might have seen them they are each a different color I wanted to try them out so I bought one, and I really liked them. I can't think of any other knife that would be that inexpensive, even forschners will run more than 100 with a block. I've been very impressed by these knives they are really light, and super sharp. Ok I purchased these knives in aticipation of being lost or stolen as things tend to get lost or walk away from you. Even purchased seperately they were only 12 bucks each.Amazon.com: Pure Komachi 2 Series 9-Piece Knife Set with Block: Kitchen & Dining
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:18 PM   #14
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Those Komachi's are nice little knives for the $. I have several of them. The only issue I've seen has been occasionally the coating will flake off. That hasn't happened to any of mine but I saw it happen to one used at a house knife at a place I worked a few years ago.

The bread knife is especially nice. I just used it last nite, in fact.
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:08 PM   #15
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You can buy a block with no knives at BB&B for $20. Then buy a good chef, paring, and bread knife for it. I recommend Victorinox. $26 for the chef's knife, and it works great.

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