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thelastdj
thelastdj

Professional Knives

message posted 10-Apr-11 03:38:53
I am embarking on a new career as a chef. School is just about to start and I need an education on knives. What brand should I consider, what kind of knives do I need. I'm sure the instructors will give me their input, but I am hoping to find the words of wisdom from a professional in the field. Feel free to email me - prescott1961@yahoo.com - thanks.
cooks
cooks
message posted 11-Apr-11 17:54:41
Hi,
I would recommend Gustav emil ern. They arent flashy but made to last and hold an edge.
Good Luck
kman
kman
message posted 13-Apr-11 08:20:25
Hi

Gustav are good. If you are just starting out then dont go splashing out ! You still have not developed a feel for a knife, so go basic.
What i mean by a feel is that each person will hold a knife and work it in a different way, you might get a blister here and there, you might get a cut here and there to.

Most people I know have different makes of knives that work best for them, you pick them up along the way. Example my two workhorses are messermeister then my pairing is solingen, boning knife is samprene, carving knife is victrinox

So take it slow build up a collection that works for you.

Cheers
Number_Two
Number_Two
message posted 29-May-11 17:47:22
Sound advice from kman there.

Over the years i've built a collection of knifes that suit me. Got a victorinox carving knife, tomato knifes, a Sabatier chefs knife, 2 Sekiryu Deba Knifes, a Mac fish filleting knife, Global Swedish Filleting Knife, veg chopper, Paring Knife. Still got a couple of my college issue knife kicking about to.
Number_Two
Number_Two
message posted 29-May-11 21:51:55
Another thing i'd say is, i would never buy a set of knifes from any one brand, as some companies produce better knifes than another, while brand 1 may make a cracking tomato knife, brand 2 may make a poor one but make a great filleting knife. As i mentioned before i have many knifes form different manufacturers.
Rachel White
Rachel White
message posted 06-Jul-11 12:09:25
As for the brands, Benchmade and Spyderco are very good choices for knives. Becker also makes good field knives. Many others have cheaper brands that they make or have contracted to other makers in order to be able to sell at cheap prices.
A knife company acquired a good name by making good quality products and selling them at affordable prices. People buy these and get good service from them and tell others about them and the reputation grows. So you can also find something like this.
rafa23
rafa23
message posted 17-Sep-11 22:17:47
Scnitzel89
Scnitzel89
message posted 02-Oct-11 15:39:08
i personally use wusthoff
Tourant.chef
Tourant.chef
message posted 02-Oct-11 19:37:39
Messermeister for me .
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