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Old 11-06-2006, 12:03 PM   #11
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All you pay is $10.00 shipping? Places like Williams-Sonoma charge $4.00 for sharpening, and if you patronize a butcher shop, they'll usually do your knives gratis as a customer service.
That would be $10 for as many knives that you want to send.
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Old 11-06-2006, 12:40 PM   #12
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Hey, good for you. If you have so much money that you can get anything go to Bloomingdales and ask the sales person for advise. If you like them latter great, if not you can always complain that sales person did not know what he/she was talking about and return them (the knives). Go for it. Bloomingdales sometimes has free sharpening for life deals, ask about that. You really can't go wrong with what they have.
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Old 11-06-2006, 12:57 PM   #13
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That would be $10 for as many knives that you want to send.
And if you send all your knives, what do you use until they decide to send them back?
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Old 11-06-2006, 01:02 PM   #14
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And if you send all your knives, what do you use until they decide to send them back?

You use your backup set of knives, of course.
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Old 11-06-2006, 01:14 PM   #15
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And if you send all your knives, what do you use until they decide to send them back?
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Old 11-06-2006, 01:19 PM   #16
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And if you send all your knives, what do you use until they decide to send them back?
Well, most of my older knives have migrated to my camping kit as I buy newer/better ones for my kitchen use. If I couldn't use my main knives for some reason, I'd use my camping set.

But I sharpen all my knives in house.

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Old 12-03-2006, 09:14 PM   #17
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It's true, you don't need a knife set. I have a heavy cleaver (novelty purpose only, but it will separate bone).

What I use? Wusthof Classic Santoku (for most everything), a Solingen Chef's knife and a solingen paring knife. I have a mid grade bread knife, but I don't need it for much.

Id really like to have a Chinese cleaver, but i haven't gotten around to it yet and I don't NEED to have it.

Chef's knife and paring knife is all you good. Oh, and a good set of cooking shears. I prefer a santoku over a chef's nice for a lot of stuff, but all you really need to do **** near anything is a chef's knife, paring knife and scissors. For cooking... a set of good steak knifes is always nice.
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Old 12-03-2006, 09:28 PM   #18
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Here is my set...

Forged 8" Chef's Knife
Forged 3.5" Paring knife
Big 'Ole Stamped Serrated Bread Knife
Set of Steak Knives (mine happen to be forged, but don't need to be)
Shears & Tin Snips (uber-shears)
Steel (for realigning edges)
Ancient Set of Wet-Stones (for sharpening)

That's it. I'd say I use my 8"CK for 95% of required tasks.

I do have a "spare" set of Chef/Paring knives that I keep.
They are the same Wusthof Cordon Bleu Series that my primary knives are.

Go to a shop and figure out which knives feel best in your hand is my best advice.
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Old 12-03-2006, 11:50 PM   #19
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All you really need in the kitchen are:

A chef's knife
A paring knife
A serrated bread knife

Nice-to-haves are:

Knife for filleting fish
Cleaver
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Old 01-02-2007, 08:40 AM   #20
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Knife sets are not that bad, if you know what you want.
A 5-10pcs set is a nice choice depends on your need but no more than that.
If you want more, just buy them later separately, or you'll get a lot what you don't need.
i.e. a more-than-10pcs set always comes with 2 chef knives with different size. What you can only do with a 6" chef but not a 8" chef or vice versa.

Most vendors have similar sets, you can also build up your own set from an empty block at some dealers. then you can buy another set of steak knives or what and put them together.

I have a 10pcs Wusthof classic set with 2 chinese cleavers.
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