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Old 01-03-2008, 02:49 PM   #1
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Talking My favourite Knives

My favourite knives are my global knives i love them and have a 10 piece set at home slowly building them up .Also have there carving set which is great. for work at the moment have a set of Henckels and they are fab for doing large quantity stuff. Still have my first set of knives my sabatiers which for my 1st set did my well when I was 16!!! Now 35 and some are still going strong! some i have passed onto friends!

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Old 01-04-2008, 12:26 AM   #2
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Yep, the Globals feel really good in the hand. My faves are my Shuns.
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:27 AM   #3
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Old 01-04-2008, 06:52 AM   #4
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I had considered Globals when I was looking for a Chef's knife. These are my favorites:



The one on top is a handmade Tosagata Santoku. The bottom is a Frosts (maker of excellent Swedish Mora knives) ten-inch cook's knife with their proprietary polymer "UniGrip" handle.
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:26 PM   #5
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My favorite knives are Gunter Wilhelm Knives. They have a unique handle which gives them great balance and a solid feel. They really keep their edges well and they sharpen easily. And they look really great !! Has anyone else tried them ? LINK REMOVED
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:59 PM   #6
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fmraz1959.....your really keeping Andy busy.
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Old 01-04-2008, 02:57 PM   #7
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My all time favorite knife, which my insignificant other took when she split, was my Friedrick Dick 10-inch chef's knife. It didn't work any better than my Hinckles or my Gunter Wilhelm knives, but it sure was fun seeing the look on people's faces when I told them I had one!
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Old 01-05-2008, 08:12 PM   #8
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My fave knife is my victorinox 22cm chefs knife - so comfortable, very sharp and hold its edge really well. Victorinox offer such amazing value and fantastic quality - im about to order a special offer for a turning knife, paring knife and serrated tomato knife for 5 inc VAT & delivery! Its crazy! Also just ordered a 16.5" fluted satoku knife from them which i should have monday.. looking forward to see how i get on with this - im mainly buying it for chopping shallots / onions very finely
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:35 PM   #9
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Shun's are pretty nice knives, if I do say so myself. There are others I prefer (ceramics obviously, MAC, Henckel Twin Cuisine) but I would never turn my nose at a Shun.

That chef's knife in the picture looks a lot like a Messermeister. What's different about the handle that makes it proprietary?
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Old 01-06-2008, 03:41 PM   #10
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Mine? If you're speaking of the Four Seasons line of Messermeisters, I believe they have a rubbery, Neoprene-like handles where the UniGrip is a hard plastic with a high-friction surface. I've found it to be very grippy, even when wet and oily! A lot of food service knives seem to have that handle shape. I wonder about that sometimes.

The steel in the blade is more my style as well. I have a great deal of experience (and faith) in Sandvik 12C27's slightly higher carbon content. There's certainly nothing wrong with Krupp 4116, it's just personal preference. Coincidentally, 4116 is very near to Victorinox's usual blade steel composition. None of those three steels are VG10 or s30v, of course, but they are certainly more than serviceable!
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