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View Poll Results: What is your favorite knife manufacturer?
Wusthof 25 25.00%
Henckles 23 23.00%
Global 11 11.00%
Messermeister 2 2.00%
other 39 39.00%
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Old 01-16-2006, 07:05 PM   #21
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I adore my Pro S Henckels - the balance on them is perfect for me.

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Old 01-16-2006, 07:25 PM   #22
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I really enjoy my Furi RR Gusto-Grip East/West Santoku knives.

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Old 01-16-2006, 07:41 PM   #23
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I'm a Henckel user, too.

I am intrigued by the Globals you are all talking about. I might have to try one of them.

I have to say that Tupperware makes some very nice knives, as well. I have most of a set of them from when I was a consultant. Pricey but worth it. They have expanded into high quality cookware, too.
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Old 01-16-2006, 07:46 PM   #24
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I voted for "other". I only have one of the knives listed, a Wustaff boning knife. It's a very good knife.

I'm like Big Dog, as my home knife set is based on a Chicago Cutlery set I bought at JC Penney's many moons ago. The wood handles aren't the best, but the steel is pretty good, for a domestic.

My work set is mostly F. Dick knives. Those are the cheapest German-quality knife you can buy. The catch is, I have yet to see any available at department stores, cutlery stores, or even Wally World. I can only get them from the vendors that come in at the kitchen I work at.

I also have some Dexter-Russel knives. These are domestically produced, but again, only really available to professionals. However, the Chicago Cutlery set I have is made by Dexter-Russel.
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Old 01-19-2006, 04:27 AM   #25
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Didn't vote 'cause I own many if not most of the blades talked about here [ with the exception of the "Miracle Blade"].

I want to say that if I have a favorite, it must be my global GS-5 veggie knife. I can't rave enough about it. I found myself tonight boning a piece of Ling Cod with it; that is not the right knife for the job, I just love it.

Shuns don't feel right to my hand so I have only the store experience with them.

If your budget is tight, buy Forschner and replace the ones you use most with the knives you need most.

Another brand that I haven't seen talked of here is FURI. I think they have a handle design that is way beyond great. I dumped on the knife after I got my first one home and it cut terribly. I soon figured that they don't know how to sharpen them to ship. They do sharpen easily and hold reasonably. I was later told by a shop owner that FURI were afraid of the American lawyers if they shipped a knife ready to use. Some where in this I sharpened my 'Santuku' and it is wondrous.

Don't buy sets, they are for decorators not cooks. Find the knife that 1st fits you well as it does your task then secondly add it to your collection as you can afford the replacement of your Forshners. [Still the best deal in good knives, not the best ever, just good.]

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Old 02-14-2006, 06:58 PM   #26
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I used to have a 10-inch Friedrick Dick chef's knife, but my S.O. took it with her when she ran away. It didn't work much bette than the Henckles and Cutco chef's knives I have now, I just enjoyed the looks on people's faces when I told them I had one!
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Old 02-15-2006, 10:25 AM   #27
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i don't think i can touch caine's last post. in fact, i don't think i want to .

but dw just bought a set of wolfgang puck's santoku knives, and she seems to be very happy with them. in fact, it has really inspired her to start cooking. ok, well, learning how to cook.
i felt them, and while they're a little light for my taste, but the handle feels good, and the blade is very sharp. i'll have to see how well they hold up over time.
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Old 02-15-2006, 12:48 PM   #28
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I have to say that my new Kyocera ceramic santuko is my curretn favorite.
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Old 02-22-2006, 11:20 AM   #29
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All my good knives are Wustof. I've used Henckles in a kitchen and they are great too.
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Old 02-22-2006, 11:34 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by jennyema
I have to say that my new Kyocera ceramic santuko is my curretn favorite.
I have that knife too and I must say it does rock! But this is actually my third one...someone stole my first knife and I dropped the second.

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