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Old 08-11-2011, 02:20 AM   #31
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I scanned through most of the posts and I didnt see anyone mention globel. the great thing about globel is that it is super lightweight and still a semi thin blade which can be very sharp. not as much as a true japanese knife but even a shun cant compare to a true japanese knife but i think for the money the globel is a better bet
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:53 AM   #32
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Totally not relevant but I just want to say I think it's really sweet that you are willing to put forth this much effort to get your wife a knife that she really loves and will fit with your lifstyle and her needs for the knife. Kudos to you.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:19 AM   #33
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I scanned through most of the posts and I didnt see anyone mention globel. the great thing about globel is that it is super lightweight and still a semi thin blade which can be very sharp. not as much as a true japanese knife but even a shun cant compare to a true japanese knife but i think for the money the globel is a better bet
Ahh, thanks. My wife checked out Global at SLT, but didn't like it at all. That was actually the one she was hoping to like first going in.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:21 AM   #34
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Totally not relevant but I just want to say I think it's really sweet that you are willing to put forth this much effort to get your wife a knife that she really loves and will fit with your lifstyle and her needs for the knife. Kudos to you.
Thanks! Well, I can already tell she justs wants me to buy one. But after the Cutco knife we bought "on the fly" I want the next knife we buy to be the last one for awhile. And I am a man of loyalty, so I will most likely buy more and more from the company that we like.

I am going to forward this post to me wife ;)
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:43 AM   #35
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Those look very very nice
I bought an earlier version of the Model 201 (no Santoku and the bread knife is straight) about 7 years ago and I couldn't be happier. They are very well balanced and comfortable to grip. I just need to take the time to take out the sharpener and put a new edge on every 6 months or so.

I had a problem with one of them not too long ago. The tip of my paring knife turned an ugly colour and appeared to have lost it's temper.



I sent them the picture of the tip and they sent me a new paring knife, no questions asked.
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I'd go with the 3-piece Asian Santoku Knife Set myself. Not much more money and you never know when you might need a Chinese cleaver. If you ever watched Martin Yan, that is the only knife he ever used. They're great for chopping vegetables, or cutting a whole chicken in half, and one smack from the flat of that cleaver, and a clove of garlic is minced!
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:44 PM   #37
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So here is the plan. Thanks everyone for all their input.

I am going to buy a Victorinox 125 Anniversary 8" Chef's knife. I am also going to buy a 10" BenchCraft magnetic knife holder in Maple.

Then my wife will take the knife class at Sur La Table. Hopefully from that she'll know what kind of knife she needs and what fits her the best. (I am not sold on her needing a 5.5" over a 7"). After that, she can get whatever knife she wants (under $150). Thoughts?

Links to items.
Victorinox Forschner Fibrox 125th Anniversary Edition Chef's Knife - Victorinox Forschner Fibrox 8-inch 125th Anniversary Edition Chef's Knife | cutleryandmore.com
BenchCrafted.com - MAG-BLOKs
Cooking Class - Essential Knife Skills at Sur La Table
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Sounds fair to me.
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:59 PM   #39
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What a nice hubby you are!
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What a nice hubby you are!
I made sure she read this post
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