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sumi
04-08-2013, 02:36 PM
Hi there,

ca I ask, if somebody know, where can I get list of best knives manufacturers on the world? Tops from every continent for example.

Thank you.

JBroida
04-08-2013, 02:46 PM
every few months someone asks this question... here's the answer. The term "best" is often misleading. While some options may be good for some people, they might suck for others. There are a number of craftsmen at the very top of their game all over the place. But "the best" will depend on a lot of subjective criteria... personal preference, cutting style, sharpening ability, what you cut, aesthetic differences, etc.

Are you asking because you're interested in buying something or more just out of curiosity?

Mucho Bocho
04-08-2013, 03:32 PM
WORD. Jon

kalaeb
04-08-2013, 03:40 PM
DT

EdipisReks
04-08-2013, 04:28 PM
cutco

Timthebeaver
04-08-2013, 04:35 PM
Richm...............

welshstar
04-08-2013, 04:36 PM
COSTCO

boomchakabowwow
04-08-2013, 04:50 PM
dunno..but i hope the answer involves Elves.

Mrmnms
04-08-2013, 05:31 PM
Ginsui? Maybe check Jon's inventory. It's a great place to start.

ThEoRy
04-08-2013, 06:24 PM
AccuGrip Control Ball!!!!!! How many times do I gotta say it!!! :P

El Pescador
04-08-2013, 06:47 PM
Damn straight Jethro!


AccuGrip Control Ball!!!!!! How many times do I gotta say it!!! :P

gic
04-08-2013, 08:22 PM
Classic Ginsu from my youth of course!

(Current Ginsu knives, which ironically enough are high rated by consumer reports, are just made from relatively lousy steel usually with wa handles, a lot less interesting then the classic ones of my youth which were crappy in a more interesting way.)

ChiliPepper
04-08-2013, 11:05 PM
No need for lists, this guy here is the best knife manufacturer of the WHOLE world, ever. Really.

http://i1325.photobucket.com/albums/u624/RedChilliPepper/peppino-vi_zps03ecc4f4.jpg

jai
04-08-2013, 11:10 PM
scanpan knives because there purple

Mrmnms
04-09-2013, 12:08 AM
Theory , I stand corrected. Gotta go with the ball.

DSChief
04-09-2013, 12:12 AM
Ok guys, stop teasing the trolls

sumi
04-09-2013, 11:07 AM
May be I asked wrong question.

My family have a small store with kitchenware and we want add some good, nice knives for chefs. In my country (Bohemia) is 90% good knives from Germany... Wusthof Solingen. My mother show some customers our two Japanese knives. One Hattori, one Masahiro. They was fascinated. One mother sold. :-)

Then I look for some hints, what world knives are good for selling in shop. We cannot sell high priced knives...only 200 USD retail price is max for our town.

Or If someone have good wholesale dealer for these nice knives. Also US knives are welcome. :-)

Seth
04-09-2013, 11:30 AM
Sumi,
In one sense Jon is right; however, we do tend to talk about shigs, masamoto, gesshin, our own custom guys, etc. and we talk about them because they fit a minimum quality. For your purposes I think you need to talk to Jon or Maxim as they often travel to Japan, to see if there is a good shop that will make a middle quality series on an ongoing basis for your store. I would suspect that the small family type producers may not be able to help at a price point that makes sense. Maybe a larger company like Masamoto would have a $200+/- series which will be good quality. Don't bother with nenox/nenohi, for example, because they cannot make a knife in that price range. Some of the suisin carbons, western, are also in that range.

echerub
04-09-2013, 11:42 AM
I agree with Seth, and also with Jon's post a while back.

Sumi, the question of "who is the best" is a complicated one to answer. However, the question of "who are good/excellent suppliers for knives I can retail at up to $200" is a very good question that some of our vendors (you'll want to contact them by private message or email) and some experienced members will be able to help you with.

We did not mean any offense by our humorous replies to your first question - we just did not know how seriously to take the question when you first asked it!

Oh... and welcome!

mainaman
04-09-2013, 12:34 PM
Hi there,

ca I ask, if somebody know, where can I get list of best knives manufacturers on the world? Tops from every continent for example.

Thank you.I'll tell you if you tell me who makes the best cars in the world :)

sumi
04-09-2013, 12:45 PM
Thank you a lot guys! :)
No problem with humorous replies...:eyebrow::wink:

I am a little unhappy, because I not found any Japan dealer around here. There is one in Germany, but they have unacceptable conditions and Japan manufacturers didnt reply to my emails....even I let them translate to Japanese..! Then I have customers and not have goods...:(

I try contact Jon and Maxim. :)

sumi
04-09-2013, 12:47 PM
I'll tell you if you tell me who makes the best cars in the world :)

Germans...:whistling:

wenus2
04-09-2013, 04:05 PM
In your situation I would be interested in carrying knives by Fujiwara Kanefusa in the store.

sumi
04-11-2013, 05:58 AM
Have somebody experience with JapaneseChefsKnife.Com? I tried send them email, but no reply from them. They sell lot Japan knives brands, different brands then Jon.

maxim
04-11-2013, 06:23 AM
ohh super difficult question it might change as soon as you find out more, for me first one was Tojiro, now i will never use them :O
It changes all the time :D

daddy yo yo
04-11-2013, 08:37 AM
Have somebody experience with JapaneseChefsKnife.Com? I tried send them email, but no reply from them. They sell lot Japan knives brands, different brands then Jon.many people here have experience with JCK here, me included. koki had always responded quickly, and i had ordered 2 knives (one hattori FH, which i have sold after getting a KD, and one hiromoto AS santoku, which i still own). i can highly recommend JCK. but there are plenty of other stores too, which are worth looking at...

sumi
04-11-2013, 08:55 AM
I tried resend my email to JCK, but nothing happened. I think, Koki dont like Bohemia...:(