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Old 10-28-2006, 06:21 AM   #11
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While I have spent more money than I like to think about on first line knives (and generally not regretted it), if you want a good, inexpensive, serviceable knife that will get the job done, look at the Victorinox Fibrox. They have a full range of shapes and sizes. An 8" or 10" chef's knife will be under $25. We used them at a restaurant where I worked, and I have to admit they're not bad at all. They take a good edge and hold it well, and I was able to use them for long periods of time without undo fatigue. FWIW.
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Old 10-28-2006, 11:12 AM   #12
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I forgot to mention that Wusthof has recently retired their Grand Prix Line and came out with the Grand Prix II line. I happened to be knife shopping just as this was beginning and was able to pick up a $130 knife for $50 because the store wanted to make room for the new inventory. I'm guessing that most of the Grand Prix knives have been bought already, but since you live in a small town it might be worth your while to have a look at a few specialty kitchen stores in your area. And if you are comfortable purchasing knives online without testing them first then I would definitely reccommend searching online to see what deals you can find.
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Old 10-28-2006, 12:23 PM   #13
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I have some Forschner knives that are cheap, stamped and not whole tang either. But they sure do knife work well. Very much worth the money.

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Old 10-28-2006, 04:24 PM   #14
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I checked those out, Bullseye, and I might get one to try it out :-) Thanks :-)
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Old 10-28-2006, 10:31 PM   #15
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Linens & things or any other decent store for that matter should have no problem letting you get the feel for different knives. Find something you like, thank them for their time & go home & see if you can get it online cheaper. If you can, let them know, maybe they'll match the price
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Old 10-28-2006, 11:19 PM   #16
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I might make a trip next week, still fighting a cold, don't feel like thinking. LOL The thing I don't like about Linen and Things is that the service people keep stopping and asking if I need help. Then we I DO need help, no one is around. :-)
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Old 10-29-2006, 06:03 PM   #17
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Hi Cindy and welcome to DC. I don't believe that because a knife doesn't cost a lot of money it isn't good.

Bed, Bath & Beyond and Linens' Things are good places to look at various kitchen tools. I guess I have been lucky because when I visit these places I would usually find what I was looking for and if I had a guestion I got someone to help me immediately.
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Old 10-29-2006, 11:46 PM   #18
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i'm sorry, didn't mean to offend anyone. i just meant that when i go for something specific, and i'm in the right area, and i'm looking and THINKING, i don't like being disturbed hehe
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Old 10-29-2006, 11:47 PM   #19
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I got a pretty cheap (don't mean inexpensive either - I mean CHEAP) from my grocery store - spend so much and get something for free. I keep them properly sharpened and they have done the job well. There's a few I have removed and replaced in the block with my favorites though.

I love my good knives - without a doubt. I guess what I'm trying to say is even the inexpensive knives work great if taken care of properly. The edge may need a little extra attention to keep sharpened but that's ok too.
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again, i'm sorry, if i seem a bit snippy, i don't mean to, i've just had a cold for the past week and it starting to get to me :-(
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