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    chef knife less than 55 dollars. do you have any advice?

    Hi, I'm a pizza maker from Italy

    I need a chef’s knife 8 or 10 inches more or less. I'm right hand. my hands are quite large (that's a problem because I like use a massive pinch grip and with some knifes my knuckles touch the cutting board). I don't care the kind of the handle. I would prefer the hard stainless for don't sharp so often, but it's not very important, because it's more important for me to find a cheap knife: I can spend less than 55 dollars (shipping cost included). I want a chef knife for learn to do Rocking Motion in the right way (I fell good do that with the "fat german" geometry like dick chef 8-inches 1905 series. for example with the french sabatier I can't feel the curve of the round blade)

    I chop and slice a lot of vegetables (eggplant, tomatoes, onions, peppers) and a lot of big cylinders made of thick mozzarella for pizza. Actually I use a 7-Inch zwilling santoku motion (it's not a 4 strars. check there http://www.tesco.pl/zwilling/images/knife/7f.jpg), but it doesn't work very well with this ingredients (ok, maybe it's my fault because I haven't bought yet the right tools for sharpening)

    I saw some cheap knife and I would like an advice. what do you think?

    1) Victorinox Fibrox 8-Inch Chef's Knife 35$
    http://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-Fib...Chef%27s+Knife

    2) Twin Master Zwilling 8-Inch Chef's Knife (it's the cheap series) 34$
    http://www.lalama.it/twin-master/459...-zwilling.html

    3) Dick Pro Dynamic Chefs Knife 8,5-inches 33$
    http://www.amazon.it/Coltello-cuoco-...words=coltello

    4)Wusthof Pro Cook's Knife, 8-Inch 25$
    http://www.amazon.com/Wusthof-Pro-Co...Chef%27s+Knife

    5) Superior Dick Gyuutoo 7-inches 40$ (I'm afraid who it could be too little for my hands)
    http://www.amazon.it/Coltello-Superi...words=coltello

    6) Schmidt Brothers Cutlery, SFOCH08, Forge 8 Inch Chef Knife 38$ (I'm afraid who it could be too little for my hands. do you think who its wood is a mess?)
    http://www.amazon.com/Schmidt-Brothe...Chef%27s+Knife

    7) Dexter Russell 30403 iCut-Pro 8" Forged Chef's Knife 37$ (I'm afraid who it could be too little for my hands)
    http://www.amazon.com/Dexter-Russell...Chef%27s+Knife

    8) Eden Quality VG10 Chef's knife 8-inches (it's not the damast version) 55$ + extra shipping cost (it's a little bit out of my budget and it may be too little)
    http://www.knivesandtools.co.uk/en/p...nife-20-cm.htm


    if you know some other good knife tell me

    P.S. I don't speak english very well, please write easy


    thank you so much

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    wow, and I felt in love right now for the Mercer Cutlery 8" Forged Riveted Chef's Knife 43$ http://www.cooksdirect.com/product/m...0/chefs-knives

    what do you think about?

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    The Victorinox is probably the most widely used kitchen knife in pro kitchens.Havent used any of the others so cant give you any feedback.

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    I bought a victorinox for a friend's housewarming gift; it's a very good knife for the price.

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    F Dick has a few commercial knife lines . One called Ergo Grip has big comfortable handles. They have some big knives available for under $40. My butchers like them very much.

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    The Mercers they make now are awful.
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    Victorinox, but the 10" length (same price):

    http://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-475.../dp/B0000CF8YO
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    Tramontina Pro = similar profile and steel to victorinox and a fraction of the price

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    luko, I have some stuff I can send you for free if you cover the shipping. I know I have a Dexter and Victorinox Chef's. I'll go through my box tomorrow. Send me a PM with your shipping info and I'll send you some stuff.
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    Out of what you were looking at the victorinox is probably the best bet it will perform well and do everything you want it to. And I agree the 10 inch will be much better for what you want to use it for

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