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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 08-23-2004, 07:58 PM   #1
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Favorite knife manufacturer?

What is your favorite knife manufacturer? Mine would have to be either Wusthof or Global.

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Old 08-23-2004, 09:03 PM   #2
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My favorite of all my knives is a Henkles - but what suits your hand is what's best for you! I graduated to the big H because I watched little Sara Moulton wield a big knife and thought...I like that! I've found that the extra weight is actually easier than smaller knives.

.....and this should be in my "guilty pleasures" post but I really like those cheap little stainless steel knives for things like limes and lemons....just throw them away after they get dull.

I'm fortunate in that I have a DH who keeps my knives almostly surgically sharp. I firmly believe that dull knives are the most dangerous things in the kitchen!
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Old 08-23-2004, 09:37 PM   #3
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Global knives are the BEST!! (for me). I have no desire to find a better knife. These knives are crazy sharp!
It is all about what fits in your hand the best. Some people hate Globals cause they feel funny in the hand. Globals float in my hand. The balance is perfect. The blades utilize Molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel, ice tempered and hardened to Rockwell C56-58 which holds a razor sharp edge longer than any other steel and resists rust, stains and corrosion. I have these;

http://www.cutleryandmore.com/details.asp?SKU=2582

If you purchase Globals at Williams & Sonama, you can return them for full purchase price if you don't like them after you use them.
The only other knive I am interested in is Chroma designed by F.A. Porsche.
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http://www.cutleryandmore.com/details.asp?SKU=4673
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Old 08-23-2004, 11:17 PM   #4
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I couldn't agree more about those Global knives. They are a better steel than german knives and have a sharper 10 or 15 degree edge as opposed to German 20 degree.
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Old 08-23-2004, 11:25 PM   #5
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I like my Henckels. I don't think I would purchas anything else. I have had the same knives for about 20 years. Ok...ok.I must come clean here....my daughter gave me a set of Miracle Blade 3 about two years ago. They only cost her 20 bucks. I use these alot. I am impressed with these for the price.

If you have no money for Henckels...then get these.

http://www.asontv.com/products/1031603834.html
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Old 08-23-2004, 11:45 PM   #6
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I myself have miracle blade 3 knives. I love the steak knives and use the chop and scoop as a board scraper after chopping herbs or garlic, etc.
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Old 08-25-2004, 03:24 PM   #7
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I myself have miracle blade 3 knives. I love the steak knives and use the chop and scoop as a board scraper after chopping herbs or garlic, etc.
The knives are great for slice and dice. I use those steak knives for almost everything except slicing a roast.
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Old 08-25-2004, 03:35 PM   #8
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I love my Wustoff Grand Prix knives. I am very happy with them. I have never really used any other quality knives though so I can't say if I like them or not. I am curious about Global, but since I am not in the market for anything new I will not be going near them since I would probably want to buy a knife or two just on impulse.
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I love my Wustoff Grand Prix knives. I am very happy with them. I have never really used any other quality knives though so I can't say if I like them or not. I am curious about Global, but since I am not in the market for anything new I will not be going near them since I would probably want to buy a knife or two just on impulse.
A good knife will last a lifetime for the average cook......ok...maybe half a lifetine.....or for me 20 years.
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Old 08-26-2004, 04:06 PM   #10
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I like Wustof
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