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    Can anyone recommend a good chef's knife? Something that's well balanced and cuts well

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    J.A. HENCKELS is a good brand, watch though, they have a lower quality budget line that does not hold an edge as well.

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    Awesome thanks, and they sell them at Amazon

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    I like the Classic Wusthoff wide blade series. I have knives by Henkels, Global, Chicago Cutlery and a few others.

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    Henkels is crap. your safest bet is a good wustoff, you'll pay for it but it will last you forever if you take care of it.

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    I've never heard of some of these brands, we have a block of Chicago cutlery and they have been good. But the wood seems to shrink a little if left in water to long.

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    I have had a set of Wustoff for about 15 years (and they are ending their lifespan). THey have been great over the years. Lately, I have started to buy Shun knives which I find to be of much superior quality and for me they have a much greater balance in my hand.

    One point I would make is that the brand is not as important as the feel in your hand. Before you buy anything, find a shop that will let you try the knives. Make sure that the feel and heft is good for you. Bottom line is, if you buy the 'best knife' in the world but it is too heavy, too big or whatever for your usage, it will just sit in a drawer and you will have wasted your money.

    And professionally sharpen your knives somewhat frequently (every 6 months or so). A dull knife is more dangerous than a sharp one because of the added pressure that needs to be applied when cutting.

    Good Luck!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by friendlybear View Post
    J.A. HENCKELS is a good brand, watch though, they have a lower quality budget line that does not hold an edge as well.


    I own one of those - an 8-inch chef's knife that I've had for years now.
    Pretty good!

    But the rest are chef's knives that I bought from a grinding co when I used to work for a catering co.
    I'm a Supreme Fan of Bentley Green & Aaron McCargo Jr.!!


    BDH.

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    I can suggest Zwilling J.A. Henckels, the Pro-S, Four Star, Five Star, and Twin collections. They said that its a good type of knives.

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    I would suggest to go with Wustoff. That will help us in kitchen for a long run.........

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    I love my Classic Wusthoff but looking forward to Christmas where I have a ceramic on my wish list.

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    Apparently this $27 knife performs just as well as $100-200 knives:

    Cool Tools: Victorinox Chef's Knife

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    I have the Forschner Victorinox Fibrox Chef’s Knife, which cost me about $25. I think that's the same one you're talking about. It is an 8 inch dream! I totally love it.

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    Default Victorinox Fibrox Handle

    This knife was rated the best by Cook's Illustrated magazine


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    I've owned a Henckels 8" for a while, it's ok, but not great. Last year I bought a MAC 8" TH-80 which is one of their entry level budget knives and I love it. It's light weight but well balanced and comes scarey sharp right out of the box. I think I only paid about $60 bucks for it.

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    I'm just confused, what is really the best brand in knife?

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