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Old 10-15-2007, 07:19 PM   #1
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Kaiserbach Knives - Any Info?

My uncles just bought me some knives by a company called kaiserbach - 8 knives and a steel for 200.

They had a label on them for 600euro, which is about 400 (Not sure in USD) so i would seem he got them for a good price Its probaly worth mentioning he got them from a friend who runs his local cook shop, so he wont have been ripped off lol! Just wonder if anyone has any experience with this brand of knife, or knows anything about them? They look similar to global knives, though as the below pics show they are not immiations: -



Any info would be apprecated

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Old 10-15-2007, 08:35 PM   #2
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I googled and saw a great deal of ebay activty and little else.
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Old 10-15-2007, 09:30 PM   #3
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Wow, Chef William, what nice uncles! I'm thinking your knives look almost exactly like the Global knives I've been lusting after. Of course, you must have tried them by now - tell us what you think. Do they feel wonderful in your hand? Are they razor sharp?
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Old 10-16-2007, 12:00 PM   #4
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Wow, Chef William, what nice uncles! I'm thinking your knives look almost exactly like the Global knives I've been lusting after. Of course, you must have tried them by now - tell us what you think. Do they feel wonderful in your hand? Are they razor sharp?

My sisters collecting them for me tonigh - the pic above was one he sent me via MMS, so im yet to get my hands on them! Ill have aplay with them tomorrow & let you all know how i get on......
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Old 10-16-2007, 03:08 PM   #5
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Please let us know how you like them. I have heard that at least some of the Kaiserbach brand utensils are made in China. Even if they are, they could be quite serviceable. Good luck.
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Old 10-17-2007, 12:58 PM   #6
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I was fooling myself to think these knives were ever good having never really used a truly good knife........

See my last post for info! (p.2)
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Old 10-17-2007, 01:15 PM   #7
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One of the simple test for a quality of a knife is to hit the back of the knife with another good knife (the back side obviously). The proparly heat treated metal will not yeld and will not leave a dent mark. The softer metal will have a dent.
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:40 PM   #8
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CharlieD, that is true when knives have a full tempered blade.

Some brands prefer to temper only the part of the blade that cuts, to avoid having a blade too stiff/brittle. This is called differential hardening or heat treating.
If you do your test in one of these heat treated knives you will also end up with a dent.

The manufacturer should be able to advise about the type of treatment the blade received.
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Old 01-04-2008, 05:22 PM   #9
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Hi
I have just been scamed today by the kaiserbach salesman. I bought a set of knives and saucepans.
When I got home I checked on the website and the site is fake and they are really made in China. There is no such make and are made up to fool the public.
They are poor quality and the handels come loose when washed.
The knives can not be sharpened as they they bend so I feel such a fool for parting with my money.
I hope everyone takes heed as I found out from Trading standards that this is a worldwide scam.
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Old 01-04-2008, 05:35 PM   #10
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Here is a press release to that effect.
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