"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Cookware and Accessories > Knives
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-11-2009, 02:21 PM   #21
Assistant Cook
 
tannerodell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 43
Personally the only knives I deal with are global. I love them and they are very high quality. an 8 inch chefs is 90 dollars, but with a coupon you can probly get 20 percent off of that. I ordered mine on line
__________________

__________________
tannerodell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2009, 02:39 PM   #22
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Katie H's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
Posts: 15,167
Regardless of the size, material and price of the knife...you should hold it and feel it in your hand. As someone already mentioned, a costly knife is no good to you if it doesn't feel right when you use it. And, you will use a good knife often.
__________________

__________________
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
Katie H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 12:40 AM   #23
Senior Cook
 
DrThunder88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Metro Detroit
Posts: 473
Quote:
Originally Posted by SShepherd View Post
actually, the 440 grades of stainless are medium to high carbon content
(from .65-.75 for 440a, to .95- 1.2 in 440C)

low carbon steels are generally softer, and have less edge holding, meaning they need to be sharpened more often.

I over simplifyied things a little
Oops, I misspoke! The 440-series steels are pretty good. I was thinking of 1.4116, which is less good. It's serviceable, of course, being similar to the steel in Victorinox blades, but definitely not worth paying too much extra for.
__________________
DrThunder88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 01:16 AM   #24
Cook
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrThunder88 View Post
Oops, I misspoke! The 440-series steels are pretty good. I was thinking of 1.4116, which is less good. It's serviceable, of course, being similar to the steel in Victorinox blades, but definitely not worth paying too much extra for.
I couldn't agree more

if it doesnt say 440C, it's 440A..and thats probably the bottom of whats acceptable for a good kitchen knife.
__________________
SShepherd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 09:12 AM   #25
Sous Chef
 
buzzard767's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Naples, FL & Wausau, WI
Posts: 608
Quote:
Originally Posted by SShepherd View Post
I couldn't agree more

if it doesnt say 440C, it's 440A..and thats probably the bottom of whats acceptable for a good kitchen knife.
Tell me if I'm wrong, but isn't 440A used because it's #1 Cheap and #2 Highly stainless? Why else would they be made out of such soft, crappy edge stuff?

Buzz
__________________
buzzard767 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 09:34 AM   #26
Cook
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by buzzard767 View Post
Tell me if I'm wrong, but isn't 440A used because it's #1 Cheap and #2 Highly stainless? Why else would they be made out of such soft, crappy edge stuff?

Buzz
100% correct
__________________
SShepherd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 10:06 AM   #27
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 706
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scotch View Post
Masahiro knives are a great buy. This 180mm Santoku is only $42.95:



There are several other sizes and styles available for similar prices here.
Thanks Scotch, those are good prices for those, all of the Masahiro knives at amaz are over $100.
__________________
Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.
Lefty7887 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 10:14 AM   #28
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 706
Here is another option for you, Amazon.com: J.A. Henckels International Henckels Classic 7-Inch Santoku Knife with Hollow Edge: Home & Garden

JA Henkel is a good name in knives. (JMHO)
__________________
Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.
Lefty7887 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 10:38 AM   #29
Cook
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 53
Hi!

I love my Wusthof 7-inch Grand Prix Santoku! The Forschner Victorinox Fibrox Santoku is also a great knife for a good price.

But, like others have said, the feel of the knife is really important and for that reason, it's a good idea to see and hold and handle knives in person before buying.

Good luck!
__________________
Mary
www.BestinKitchen.com
MaryE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2009, 03:52 PM   #30
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 9
Wusthof 9" Chefs for 7 years here. It's a nice knife.
__________________

__________________
Lithan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
knife help chef santoku

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.