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Old 10-29-2006, 11:53 PM   #21
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Hey, this thread is about knives, not scissors! Sorry, couldn't help it - I'm off to bed - just stupid slaphappy!
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Old 10-30-2006, 12:31 AM   #22
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Hey, this thread is about knives, not scissors! Sorry, couldn't help it - I'm off to bed - just stupid slaphappy!

Yes ma'am lol

sorry bout the private msg, i must have a popup blocker going .. not sure how to turn it off. it's gb's fault, he got me into firefox LOL
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Old 10-30-2006, 05:17 AM   #23
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http://www.happychefuniforms.com/800....cfm?SubID=245

Try this site. For an inexpensive knife, I like the Dexter Russell. You will want a good knife sharpener, in any case.
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Old 10-30-2006, 07:06 AM   #24
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WOO HOO!!! Thanks :0) I ordered a catalog. :-)
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Old 11-03-2006, 08:35 PM   #25
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Sam's club has a 5 piece Wolfgang Puck set for $20.00.
Four santokus, 3" 5" 7" & 9" and a knife block.

I've not used these myself but have been told that they are very good.

http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/nav...=5&item=332916

go to eBay if you want to see a picture.
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Old 11-03-2006, 09:03 PM   #26
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Try this site. For an inexpensive knife, I like the Dexter Russell. You will want a good knife sharpener, in any case.
I've got a Dexter Russell Santoku I like.

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Old 11-04-2006, 08:04 AM   #27
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Hi Cindy - several others have mentioned it, but how the knife fits in your hand is the most important thing. I read that you have small hands - the Victorinox / Forschners and Dexter Russells' handles might be too large for you. You'll have to try them out and see for yourself. I have very large hands, and I own a couple of el cheapo Mundial commercial boning knives that I simply love. I also own a couple Forschners that fit my hand well. Many knife manufacturers "downsize" their handles as the blades get smaller....and those tiny handles drive people like me absolutely loopy. Chopping onions for a couple hours with a knife that doesn't fit is a painful experience. Sharp, cheap knives will serve you better than an expensive dull knife.

I'd say you can get a good serviceable knife for around 20-50 dollars; the Santokus several folks have mentioned are nice for small hands. Do you have a T.J. Maxx, Marshalls or Tuesday Morning in your town? Wander in there when you have some time and see what they've got. I've had good luck at second-hand stores and yard sales as well...you just have to stay vigilant. Good luck!
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Old 11-04-2006, 11:39 AM   #28
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Either of THESE SETS will work for you until you are ready to step up to investment quality knives.
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Old 11-04-2006, 04:08 PM   #29
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Old 11-05-2006, 04:43 AM   #30
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You guys are great!!!! I've learned so much about knives and even learned about brands I didn't know anything about. You have all made me feel more confident about picking one or a few out.

I picked up a set of the Miracle Blades. Why? Cuz they are the ones that I will leave in the kitchen that ANYONE can use for whatever they want to use them for.

I picked up a couple of santoku's, already my DH wants to use it for a cheese knife. LoL In a couple of months, I'm going to get a sharpending system and I'm going to try to do the butcher knife myself. If you don't hear from after that, it means I did too good a job and chopped off my fingers, and can't type anymore. :-)

Thanks again for all your help!! :-)
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