Originally Posted by mudbug
I am not even going to tell you about my crummy knives. Don't ban me, please!
We would never ban you mudbug.
We will help you when you are able to purchase some good knives though. :)
I think if you are looking to purchase some good knives, but don't have a lot of money, the Dexter carbon steel knives are a good choice if you like the heavier kind of knife Lifter is talking about and you want to buy them new.
What Lifter is saying is that the weight and size of the knife does the work and not you.
My knife forum recently had a thread on "Size Matters". Here are some of the comments:
What are the benefits of using a 12 to 14 inch knife? One nice long stoke w/ no sawing action. Just simple and beautiful slicing.
Carbon steel knives are the most popular steel for kitchen knives on the knife forum because of the ease of sharpening, the keeness the edge can be sharpened to, and the edge retention.
As far as price/function goes, members on the knife forum like the Dexter line. Here is a site where you can find a dealer near you. http://www.dexter-russell.com/cgi-bin/search.asp
I had bought some good dexter carbon knives on E-bay.http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...35475&rd=1