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    Zwilling --which line?

    I have a cousin who has a $100 discount on any knife at zwillingonline.com . The only Henckels knives I have are the Twin Cermax that have been discontinued, and I've been very happy with them. Zwilling has so many different lines, and I can't tell from the site what the blade quality is. There's Pro Sm, Four Star 2, and Twin Profection that seem to be in his price range. Can anybody tell me what the difference in blade quality is?

    Thanks,
    Linda

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    If only from zwillingonline.com, i would get a Miyabi of some sort. Not sure what your budget is after the $100, but these are pretty sweet.

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    I like the Cronidur line, though my personal preference these days has shifted to wa-handled gyutos and so forth. Not a fan of the aesthetics of the Miyabis, but that's all subjective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frater_Decus View Post
    I like the Cronidur line, though my personal preference these days has shifted to wa-handled gyutos and so forth. Not a fan of the aesthetics of the Miyabis, but that's all subjective.
    That steel looks interesting. I pulled a screenshot from a pamphlet under 1000x magnification:



    Very fine grain structure compared to the other steel.

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    Without any experience with the knifes or reading any reviews I would go for:
    MIYABI Birchwood SG2 Paring knife
    For this reasons:
    1. Small paring knife is hard to find on J market
    2. I always wanted a knife from the PM alloy
    3. I like the aesthetic of it
    4. Not that expensive, especially if you have $100 discount

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    Quote Originally Posted by harlock0083 View Post
    That steel looks interesting. I pulled a screenshot from a pamphlet under 1000x magnification:



    Very fine grain structure compared to the other steel.
    Exactly! Good steel treatment, good F&F, no huge bolster, and I really don't mind Micarta for the handle either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frater_Decus View Post
    Exactly! Good steel treatment, good F&F, no huge bolster, and I really don't mind Micarta for the handle either.
    Its so expensive though! They should do a Miyabi line with this steel for the people that prefer the more French profile.

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    If there's a 100 bucks off, I'd go for the Cronidur stuff.

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    The profile on the Cronidur chefs is awful, what were they thinking with the 6" "Prep knife"?. The carver and the parer look okay. Ymmv.

    The Miyabi Birchwood has been roundly praised on here, supposed to be reasonably tough/chip resistant for the hardness/steel. Very good fit and finish too, but expensive. The Miyabi 600S has been touted as a high value (and somewhat tougher) option. You can read a comprehensive review by a very highly regarded member (Gator) here:

    http://zknives.com/knives/kitchen/kt...00dgy270.shtml

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    Thanks, I'll recommend Cronidur. Anybody know what the edge angle is? I see the Miyabi line is such a small angle he wouldn't be able to sharpen it himself. I like both my Messermeister Meridiean Elite and the Henckels Cermax with 15 deg per side.

    Thanks so much!

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