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Old 01-31-2014, 12:43 PM   #11
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Personally, I don't like a chef's knife and haven't used one for years. My Amazon.com: Victorinox Forged 7-Inch Granton Edge Santoku Knife: Kitchen & Dining
does everything a chef's knife can do, only better.

I'd love to hear what it does better. Still getting familiarized with knives.
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:50 PM   #12
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A while ago I started a thread about santoku versus chef's knives. Perhaps I ought to revisit it because I'm confused about which one to buy.
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:55 PM   #13
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I know many will not agree with not needing a chef's knife, as old and classic ideas die hard. I always hated the curve of a chef's knife for chopping, although some swear by it. On the other hand, my Santoku knife works like a dream. I think the description says it best why it's better..
"Combines features of a cleaver with a chef's knife; unique shape to scoop up chopped food or be used as a spatula; Granton Edge helps make paper-thin slices and prevents food from sticking to blade"

I use my Santoku knife 95% of the time.
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Old 01-31-2014, 02:25 PM   #14
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+1, Kayelle. I use mine most of the time, too. It fits my hand better and is easier for me to control.

I suggest you go to a good kitchen store and handle the various knives. It's the only way to know what's best for you.
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:55 PM   #15
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+1, Kayelle. I use mine most of the time, too. It fits my hand better and is easier for me to control.

I suggest you go to a good kitchen store and handle the various knives. It's the only way to know what's best for you.

Great idea! There's a Sur la Table pretty close to where I live. They have an excellent selection of knives.
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Old 05-10-2014, 09:41 PM   #16
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I don't know if this is a sub-brand name or a series, but I have several Forschner knives I use for fish cleaning/processing. They are made by Victorinox. Except for the boning knives, the blades are curved like a scimitar.
Forschner was acquired by Victorinox (same knife). I'm not a fan of the handles, but am a minor fan of much cheaper knives.
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:29 AM   #17
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re: Victorinox Fibrox 8 inch chef knife

Hi folks!

I don't own a victorinox, and yes, I have seen the YouTube ATK reviews, where even against 'hybrid knives', they chose the Vic.

I have purchased an 8 inch chef knife and a 7 inch santoku knife from this fellow:

Columbia Cutlery - Chef & Santoku Knives with Color Coded Handles - Food Service Knives - Kitchen Knives, Culinary Tools, and Knife Storage for Commercial Kitchens

I find these to be quite comfortable, 'quick in the hand', enough blade to keep the hand from slipping onto the sharpened heel, and here's the best part ... I can send the knife back for professional sharpening for a reasonable fee.

I chose red handles, because I can tell in a moment, which one i'm grasping.

(Now ... how to move out those white handled 6 and 8 inch chefs knives I just replaced?)
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just got ours a week ago. looks enormous.
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