The "Which Knife Should My Friend/Relative Buy" Questionnaire

Kitchen Knife Forums

Help Support Kitchen Knife Forums:

This site may earn a commission from merchant affiliate links, including eBay, Amazon, and others.

captaincaed

(____((__________()~~~
KKF Supporting Member
Joined
Aug 29, 2017
Messages
3,941
Reaction score
7,451
Location
Pacific Northwest
Made a flowchart for a friend who need a replacement but won't be "into knives" (weird, right?).

Geared for one chef and one petty. Thought I'd share with the masses as long as I had it cooked up.

1656913054787.png


Also recommending a pull-thru sharpener. I think these are still the "least bad non-stone" options out there, unless I'm behind the times.

Two-stage

Three-stage #1

Three-stage #2
 
Last edited:
Honestly having a bigger fancier version of this with most options in it could make all purchase-advice obsolete.

Chefs choice pull through won the ATK reviews...but it wouldn't be the first time I disagreed with their choices.
 
I dislike the Victorinox they like so much with a passion. I even know real chefs here agree it's good and I can't argue with that. I'd just much rather sharpen the Winco white handled version for half the price.
 
I dislike the Victorinox they like so much with a passion. I even know real chefs here agree it's good and I can't argue with that. I'd just much rather sharpen the Winco white handled version for half the price.

Maybe an unpopular opinion. But I agree. The Vic is way overrated. People are very excited to only spend $40 on a knife that pretty much sucks any way you look at it. But there are plenty of knives that pretty much suck available for much less than that.
 
Maybe an unpopular opinion. But I agree. The Vic is way overrated. People are very excited to only spend $40 on a knife that pretty much sucks any way you look at it. But there are plenty of knives that pretty much suck available for much less than that.
A lot of those suck even more though. And plenty of knives that cost more suck just as much. I think the reason people recommend Victorinox is that it's at least a reasonably 'safe' bet; you know what you're getting and it's at least going to do the job.
 

Latest posts

Back
Top