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Old 11-26-2007, 01:34 PM   #11
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Callisto, do you need a whole set? I only use these knives the most frequent being listed first: 8" chef, 3 1/2" paring, 7" santoku (maybe once a month or when the chef's knife is in the sink). The chef's knife is pretty heavy so I bought the DW a 6" utility that fits her hand better. Any ol' serrated edge knife works for bread.

You might be better off spending the $40 on one knive for now. Take care of it and the knife will stay sharp and last a long time.

My $0.02
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:13 PM   #12
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Callisto, I have a couple of these knives I picked up on sale for the same reason you are considering them - because I've found their other kitchen products to be excellent. That said, the two I have aren't great. They seem to dull pretty quickly. (Of course, they were way better than the crappy ones I had before!!!)

Jeekinz gave some really good advice - buy one high quality knife (on sale if possible) and start there. Otherwise, you'll end up with a number of knives that "are too good to throw away" but that you'll never reach for once you own a really good knife. (Ask me how I know. lol)
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Old 12-05-2007, 09:58 PM   #13
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I can tell you they are comparable to the Chicago Cutlery (Landmark Edition) set that I have right now.

I liked my Cuisinart knife set quite a bit, but I couldn't pass up the deal I got on my current set.
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Old 12-05-2007, 11:31 PM   #14
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Hawkeye,

Welcome!! I grew up in CR.
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Old 12-05-2007, 11:34 PM   #15
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I googled the Landmark Edition, Hawkeye, and it looks like a gorgeous set. Congrats! And BTW, welcome to DC.
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Old 12-07-2007, 12:20 AM   #16
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It's a small world Jenny :D I am from Des Moines but found myself working for AEGON.

I do like the Landmark edition quite a bit, presents itself very nicely.
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Old 12-09-2007, 05:02 AM   #17
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I've taken them for test runs before; I wasn't impressed. But then again, I'm a knife snob. I'd be suspicious of any single knife that was only 40 dollars, let alone a whole set.

The biggest knock on them is that they aren't forged. They aren't going to be as durable as some of the nicer brands out there, but they're serviceable.
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Old 12-09-2007, 05:38 AM   #18
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Wusthof worth the price and you can buy just one or two at a time.
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