Originally Posted by larrylong
Ok, so getting Married in 4 months and we decided to go with Target as our gift registry. Now I know they do not carry "top of the line" knifes, but does anyone out there have any suggestions for a nice quality starter that "can" be picked up from Target, i.e Brand and such. I'm looking for a typical chef knife and then the whole set with steak knifes and such for the wife to use
I was told I was not allowed a Glestain, which I was hoping for since I have had the privilege of using one of the chefs at work.
Congrats on your impending nuptials, and welcome to DC, Larrylong!
Having not been to Target in awhile I had to pull up their website. No, nothing that will give Glestain anything to worry about!
But there are a few serviceable sets. The 7 peice forged J.A. Henckels
isn't a bad option from those listed. I'd say Henckels is the best thing they carry, but stay away from the "FineEdge" stuff- it's pure crap. My next choice would probably be the J.A. Henckels International Classic 2-pc. Hollow Edge Set.
It's forged but has no bolsters, and I consider that a very good thing, mostly when you go to sharpen them. That's the flaw with the J.A. Henckels International Forged Pro 3-pc. Knife Set
- the bolster will make it tricky to sharpen while maintaining the shape.
BTW, the Wenger Santoku Knife and Bamboo Cutting Board Set
would probably be pretty decent, too. Not long ago Victorinox bought Wenger. From all reports, the quality of Wenger has risen sharply since then.