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Old 05-13-2009, 11:01 AM   #1
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New Knife Set?

Im shopping for a new Knife set, and I need some help. Im currently still using the set they gave us in culinary arts school and they work fine (albeit a little dull) but Id really like an all-purpose, durable (sharp duh! ) knife set. Any suggestions on a reasonably priced, good set to pump up my collection??
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:04 AM   #2
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Could you sharpen the set you have?

Check out our knife forum. There are numerous discussions about kitchen knives.

The key is to select knives that are comfortable in your hand. Also, you probably already realize you really only use 3 or 4 knives regularly. Perhaps you don't need a whole set.
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:10 AM   #3
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Could you sharpen the set you have?

Check out our knife forum. There are numerous discussions about kitchen knives.

The key is to select knives that are comfortable in your hand. Also, you probably already realize you really only use 3 or 4 knives regularly. Perhaps you don't need a whole set.
Thats true, and I have little wrists and hands, so I know I dont need to be playin around with any "machete" lookin knives. lol
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:16 AM   #4
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I've always loved Calphalon and they fit well in my hand. Cooking is just a hobby for me though, so I'm not an expert. :)
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:38 PM   #5
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I don't get this "fits well in the hand" stuff. The only handles I've so much as noticed are cracked, broken, swollen, shrunken, or Shun Alton's Angles. When I use a proper pinch grip (for control) it doesn't make any difference.
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I don't get this "fits well in the hand" stuff. The only handles I've so much as noticed are cracked, broken, swollen, shrunken, or Shun Alton's Angles. When I use a proper pinch grip (for control) it doesn't make any difference.
Not everyone uses the pinch grip though. Most people do not use the pinch grip so fitting in their hand is quite important.
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Back when I used to make knives I used to make handles purposly biger than normal. I just like fat handle. Some women with small hands would definitely not like that.
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Back when I used to make knives I used to make handles purposly biger than normal. I just like fat handle. Some women with small hands would definitely not like that.
lol my dad has some knives, that when I try to use them I feel like Im chopping with a block of wood! Very uncomfortable! But he Loves them!
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Not everyone uses the pinch grip though. Most people do not use the pinch grip so fitting in their hand is quite important.
Most people don't have zip for other knife skills either.
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Most people don't have zip for other knife skills either.

What's your point relative to GB's post?
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