What knife should I buy?

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  1. Dec 6, 2018 at 2:44 PM #1

    Steve L.

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    Hello from Iowa. I’m a home cook here looking for advice choosing a new chefs knife. Thanks

    LOCATION

    United States of America


    KNIFE TYPE

    What type of knife are you interested in? Chefs knife


    Are you right or left handed? Right hand


    Are you interested in a Western handle (e.g., classic Wusthof handle) or Japanese handle? Western Handle


    What length of knife (blade) are you interested in (in inches or millimeters)? 8”


    Do you require a stainless knife? (Yes or no) Yes


    What is your absolute maximum budget for your knife? $75




    KNIFE USE

    Do you primarily intend to use this knife at home or a professional environment? Home Kitchen


    What are the main tasks you primarily intend to use the knife for (e.g., slicing vegetables, chopping vegetables, mincing vegetables, slicing meats, cutting down poultry, breaking poultry bones, filleting fish, trimming meats, etc.)? Slicing and chopping vegetables, slicing and trimming meat


    What knife, if any, are you replacing? 8” stainless Rada chefs knife



    What improvements do you want from your current knife? If you are not replacing a knife, please identify as many characteristics identified below in parentheses that you would like this knife to have.) A knife that holds a sharp edge longer. Full tang and lighter would be nice. Sharp right out of the box.



    KNIFE MAINTENANCE

    Do you use a bamboo, wood, rubber, or synthetic cutting board? (Yes or no.)Yes, bamboo and plastic.


    Do you sharpen your own knives? (Yes or no.) Yes, I try.



    SPECIAL REQUESTS/COMMENTS

    I’m interested to know if I should be considering a forged or stamped blade. These are the two knives I’ve been considering.


    https://www.misen.co/products/misen-chefs-knife?variant=47525341324


    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0758JZBL6/?tag=skimlinks_replacement-20
     
  2. Dec 6, 2018 at 3:58 PM #2

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    Welcome to the forum
     
  3. Dec 6, 2018 at 4:14 PM #3

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  4. Dec 7, 2018 at 3:45 AM #4

    JoBone

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    I got a Yahiko VG10 for my daughter when she started culinary school. The performance is high value for the money spent. I recommend it for a nice intro to Japanese knives. The current sale is bonus.
     
  5. Dec 7, 2018 at 5:04 AM #5

    Keith Sinclair

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    Fujiwara FKM 210mm is a nice knife at your price range.
     
  6. Dec 7, 2018 at 5:21 AM #6

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  7. Dec 7, 2018 at 4:38 PM #7

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    Cutlery & More has 20% off sale, + free shipping on the Tojiro chef/petty combo, comes to $79.96. I've not tried a Tojiro, but seems to be one of the popular choices in the sub-$100 bracket.
     
  8. Dec 8, 2018 at 2:47 AM #8

    Steve L.

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    I ordered the Tojiro 2 knife combo. Thanks to all very much for the assistance.
     

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