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Old 03-11-2007, 06:51 PM   #1
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Best Knives for $150

I am just starting to replace the second hand kitchen supplies I was given when I moved out. After research I am going to buy full-clad stainless steal 21 piece Member's Mark (Sam's Club) cookware for under $200. I also need to replace my knife set.

Here is what I think I need:

Chef Knife and/or Santoku Knife
Bread Knife
Honing Steal
Carving Knife
Utility Knife
Steak Knives (4+, 6 or 8 is better)

To be stored in a drawer, drawer blocks/cases are a plus, counter blocks will go to waste.

I would like them to be rust-proof (stainless), sharp, and last atleast 5 years. My budget maxes out at $150.

Thanks in advace for your recommendations!

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Old 03-12-2007, 11:21 AM   #2
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I would spend that $150 on the Forschner Fibrox line. Best knives for the money, imho.
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:39 PM   #3
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I have a set of Wusthoff knives, and I love them. You could probably only get 2 knives for $150, but they'll last forever, and they're fabulous. It's such a treat every time I cut something :)
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Old 03-12-2007, 01:39 PM   #4
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I second desertland. Wusthof or Henckels. They are more expensive but will last forever. Maybe start with just two or three and don't forget to factor a steel into your budget to keep those beauties sharp!
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Old 03-12-2007, 01:58 PM   #5
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For $150 you should be able to get a decent set of 3 knives. Chef's paring and Boning/Filets, and a steal. Steak knives you can get in Target for very little money + steal. Bread knive is not a must if your chef knife is sharp.
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Old 03-12-2007, 03:33 PM   #6
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You won't find a better deal than THIS!
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Old 03-12-2007, 05:26 PM   #7
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You won't find a better deal than THIS!
You are refering to the $75 set (Proline 440) at the link you posted right? I have never heard of Proline and $75 for something of quality seems too good to be true. Anyone agree or disagree with Caine?

I think I will get a $30 or $40 set of steak knives at Target or on Amazon.

I have been looking at the Furi Santoku copper tips, and like the feel. I do want a bread knive (chep stamped stainless) because I make 1/2 loafs in my breadmaker 1-2 times a week.

Shoping List:

1. Santoku (Furi - CopperTail, or Other?)
2. Pearing
3. Carving
4. Utility
5. Bread
6. Steel
7. Steak Knives (cheap stainless - local)

Thanks for the recommendations so far, I think I am starting to get a better idea of what I want/need. Please recommend specific knives for the knife types listed above, or recommend a set that will contain what is listed.


What do you think of this set: Chicago Insignia2 18 piece
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:35 PM   #8
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I have to agree with the above posts that suggest you invest your $ in one or two higher quality knives. Good knives are an investment (and key to success in the kitchen!!).Take proper care of them and they'll last a good, long time.
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Old 03-20-2007, 12:33 AM   #9
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Best Santoku?

Amazon dropped the price on the Chicago Cutlery Insignia 2 18 piece set to $69.99 (from $119.99.) I think that the steak knives, pearing knife, bread knife, and others will be fine. I would like to use the remaining $80 I have in my budget on the best Santoku knife possible. What I am looking for is a list of 2 or 3 great knifes to go check out locally, and I will make my pick from there.

Thanks for your help, and thanks in advance for your recommendations!
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8"-10" Chef's knife?
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