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Posted: Jan 27, 2009 9:03 am
 
i was given a gift from williams sonoma that i will never use so i exchanged it for store credit. i want a santoku knife and have been given opinions about the 3 mentioned above, but what do y'all think?
Posted: Jan 27, 2009 9:23 am | Edited by: skank police
 
Posted: Jan 27, 2009 9:35 am
 
you're not helping
Posted: Jan 27, 2009 9:42 am
 
Baader-Meinhof
Posted: Jan 27, 2009 9:49 am
 
SPK
Posted: Jan 27, 2009 11:58 pm
 
I do not like Globals. They look cool as shit, but they don't keep an edge.

Never been super-impressed with Henkels.

The high end Wusthofs are pretty sweet.

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f139/Remabuenning/n46438398616_94532 6_1323.jpg
Thanks--I'm gonna dream about a naked Anthony Bourdain tonight.
Posted: Jan 28, 2009 12:31 am
 
I like tempered (as opposed to stainless) steel. Keeps an edge better, easier to sharpen, but requires the slightest bit of maintenance (keep it dry and oil it every so often). Over time, the blade will darken as it develops a patina, so they look neat too.
Posted: Jan 28, 2009 12:34 am
 
You're a patina.
Posted: Jan 28, 2009 8:13 am
 
thanks for the input. i've got 110 in store credit. though i won't spend 300 on the higher end stuff it'll at least off set the price of the mid-level stuff. plus, they have knife and sharpener combo deals online as opposed to the retail outlet.
Posted: Jan 28, 2009 12:40 pm
 
Don't get a crappy sharpener. Get a steel for honing before each use and a stone for with some oil for restoring the razor-sharp edge every now and then (or more often, depending on usage.) I've found that the cheaper, basic stones on a dish towel work just as well as the fancy, diamond cut contraptions.
Posted: Jan 28, 2009 12:43 pm | Edited by: Miss Faye
 
Oh, and do yourself a favor and get a wall mount magnet strip for your nice knives if you don't already have one. You can get them cheap at any wholesale restaurant supply store. You don't want your blades jingling around loose in a drawer; it'll mess 'em up.
Posted: Jan 28, 2009 12:55 pm
 
Use the credit for something else and buy the Cutco Gourmet set. They are ergonomic and will last a lifetime.
Posted: Jan 28, 2009 7:03 pm
 
my globals work fine...tho i agree, they don't hold an edge super long...but i just got in the habit of giving them a quick sharpen before i put 'em back in the magnet...they're plenty damn sharp...
Posted: Jan 28, 2009 9:10 pm
 
wall mount magnet strip for your nice knives
these are awesome! cheap from ikea too.
Posted: Jan 28, 2009 10:53 pm
 
Our Global is great but has a weird edge. Tempered steel knives are great. My dad has had his for eons and if you didn't know better you'd think they were some junky hobo trash. But they are sharp as hell and I like the look. Oh and Wusthof paring knives are good good good.
Posted: Jan 29, 2009 5:43 am
 
someone told me a clay flower pot works just great to get a razors edge
Posted: Jan 29, 2009 6:48 am
 
I haven't heard that, but you can use the unfired bottom of a coffee mug.
Posted: Jan 29, 2009 12:30 pm
 
Posted: Jan 29, 2009 5:38 pm
 
That is excellent news--sharpening sets seem to always be ridiculously expensive. Or am I just not looking in the right spots?
Posted: Jan 29, 2009 5:58 pm
 
Or am I just not looking in the right spots?


Bruobrarp!
Posted: Jan 29, 2009 5:59 pm
 
Posted: Feb 1, 2009 11:00 am
 
Wusthof paring knives are good good good

right. W.S. have wusthof 7" and 3" santoku set with ceramic sharpener for 129.00. think those are the ones for me.
Posted: Feb 1, 2009 12:13 pm
 
Wusthof!
Posted: Feb 19, 2009 5:03 pm
 
wusthof or shun. shun are a pain to sharpen though.
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