Let me add a bit of water to your swimming pool, Liz
. Since you're looking for both price and quality, toss a glance in the direction of Rada Cutlery
. I have five: bread, regular paring, cheese, and two steak. The handles look strange - brushed metal or black plastic, basically a slightly oval branch with a
In spite of that, they are rather surprisingly comfortable in the hand. They are sharp when you buy them and stay that way. And they are inexpensive. They have an odd sales model, mosting being offered in what appears to be tourist destinations.
Rada also promotes itself as a great fundraiser opportunity for groups. I bought mine at an Amish store in OH that caters to both the Amish and tourists. All five may have cost me...$30? Maybe $35. Can't beat that with a stick. If you can't get the map page to work on their website (I couldn't), just google "where can I buy Rada Cutlery" and the map click on that link works. It looks like you might be able to get them at places in Ellisville, Hattiesburg, and Collins, among others.
I can also recommend the Dexter-Russell
knives that both RP
mentioned. I can also get into my car and get to their public showroom in less than 15 minutes.
You can buy them online, but, like you, I prefer handling a knife before I buy. It looks like there isn't anything near you. The closest might be Meridian? Looks far on the map...
Originally Posted by LizStreithorst
I said this before but I'll say it again. I can't believe how lucky I am to have found this site...
I can't speak for the others, but I am glad you found us, too.