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Old 02-20-2012, 07:17 PM   #11
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There you go, Andy, confusing want and need.

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Old 02-20-2012, 07:37 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by HistoricFoodie View Post
There you go, Andy, confusing want and need.

Silly me.

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Old 02-23-2012, 08:24 PM   #13
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I like the Ikon Knives because they fit into my hand better than the Classic and I gave my Classic to my son.
Just starting assembling a set of Ikon and more to come later. Told the children what I need for BD and Christmas.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:37 PM   #14
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I like the feel / weight and looks of the wusthof classics I'm going to be putting together a set one buying them one by one at different places at discount prices. So far I have the 8" chefs knife and the 6" flexible boning knife. Next I plan on getting the paring knife with the take apart shears. I plan on either putting the 12 or the 20 piece set.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:08 PM   #15
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If your heart is set on Wusthof so be it, but I think the Richmond Artifex is a better knife and substantially cheaper. The AEB-L steel is superior to the garden-variety stainless used by Wusthof, and the lack of a bolster makes it both lighter and easier to sharpen. AEB-L is a Swedish steel designed for razor blades, so it can hold very acute edge angles while resisting corrosion very well.

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Old 02-27-2012, 06:11 PM   #16
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I have a few Wusthof Classic knives and I really like them, although they are not my go to knives. The go to knives are my vintage carbon steel Sabatiers.

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Old 03-06-2012, 11:55 PM   #17
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Fabulous. I have used the Ikons (yay, in-store demos), and while I concede that they are a well-made knife, the Classics just feel better in my hand. It was like the first Harry Potter movie, when they placed the correct wand in his hand. Seriously, there was a bright light from the heavens and my clothing rippled in the sudden breeze.
I agree. I love the Wusthof Classic. I have a 10" Chef, a 6" Chef (makes a good utility knife), and a 5" boning knife. I didn't buy a set because I didn't really need the whole set. I did buy the 3 that I seem to use the most though. When I have to use a knife anywhere away from home, it's always disappointing, in large part because of the comfortable fit of the Classic to my hand.

I tried the Ikon too, and it just isn't as comfortable for me. And since it also cost more, well.....

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