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Old 08-17-2013, 09:04 PM
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Went to WS today and looked at a few blades. I like the feel of the Wusthof Classic Ikon blades and I really like the Precision. I just need to see where I can find them a bit cheaper if possible.
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Old 09-14-2013, 02:59 AM
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Hey BB,

check out ceramic knives. you don't want to bang them around, they can break, they also keep an edge better. down side, the knives are a bit costly, but will last a life time. learn to sharpen a knife. nothing more dangerous than a dull blade. lots of chefs use them also. best thing is to use the instrument before purchase. I saw a post that mentioned this. butcher in a former life...

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Old 09-14-2013, 03:03 AM
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Thanks. Already bought Wusthof Grand Prix II.
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Enjoy them. If and when you get better, feel free to go with a high end knife. Nenox is the current high end choice. I personally use Kramer Knives but I "discovered" him when I read about him in a Mens magazine (Men's Journal?) years ago. Couple of blades cost me $2k. Now before you go "Whoa", these blades are now going for $5k each used and $20k (no I'm not kidding) new (kramerknives.com). I believe Shun makes a replica of them but I don't know how good they are. Shun in general makes a good blade with nice high carbon levels. I prefer Global blades for every day use because you don't feel bad throwing them out and getting a new one. Your keeper blade should probably be a Nenox though.
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I have Henckels, Gunter Wilhelm (actually my go to 10" chefs knife), and others. But I also purchase the Mundial white handled kitchen knives. As long as you keep them sharpened, they are fantastic knives to keep around and are great for cutting stuff outdoors or taking on camping trips where you don't want your $100+ Henckels to be. Shun are great because I love their blade angle.

The main thing is proper care. Wash, rinse, dry, and put away quickly. Get a good steel to keep them in proper shape, and either get a good sharpener or get them sharpened regularly. I prefer to sharpen them myself as I have had too many times where a knife shop has taken an awful lot of steel off of the knife unnecessarily.
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Thanks. I presume that advice was directed to me? I bought what I was looking for back in September 2013. Been just fine so far.
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Old 04-20-2015, 06:39 PM
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Thanks. I presume that advice was directed to me? I bought what I was looking for back in September 2013. Been just fine so far.
Sorry for reviving an old thread. Just thought since there weren't too many threads in this forum that this one might get visited so I figured it was worth tossing in my two cents.
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I now have a bunch of Wusthof Grand Prix II blades. Best cutlery I've ever bought, by far. I actually just bought a bunch of them on eBay becasue the price was too low to pass up. Most of them are knives I already have, so I'm keeping the ones I wanted and selling the rest.

If anyone is looking for a brand new 8" cook's knife, 8" bread knife, 3.5" paring knife, 9" honing steel, or pull apart kitchen shears at a discount price, let me know.









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Old 09-15-2015, 10:15 PM
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Never mind about the knives for sale, they've already been sold. But I do have 4 Silverpoint steak knives that are useless to me. Anybody want em?
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Costco had a set of Shun's for 249. Nice knives. I have two sets, one serrated the other std. I don't use them enough to worry about it too much.
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Our cuisinart (spelling?) just finally got the axe. They lasted about 7yrs
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I have both Shun and I bought BBs Wusthof Grand Prix IIs.

While the Shun's might be prettier, their blades are brittle. Drop one, or even knock it against something in the sink, and the blade chips. My buddy is a personal chef, and commented that just about everyone of his customers that has Shun's have chipped blades.

The Wusthof GP IIs are better knives IMO.
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The higher quality Wustoff's will last a lifetime. If you spend much time in the kitchen (cooking, not eating), you will learn to love them. There are higher priced specialty knives, but for most folks, Wustoff is a great balance of quality and price.
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My Wusthofs are still great. I wish they’d hold their edge a bit longer though.
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