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    Default Calling any chefs for kitchen knife recommendation

    I need to buy my newly married daughter another belated wedding gift. She and my new son-in-law are both avid cooks, and I'd like to get them a really good quality general kitchen knife (not a set, just one really good item within my price range).

    Something around 7 - 8 inches (+/- 20cm) blade size. My budget is up to around NZ$150.00, but definitly not much under a $100.00 cheapie.

    Japanese made seems best, or possibly Spanish. I know that some can cost gazillions by pro's, and hope not to have to import one due to time plus shipping costs (need to post to Australia but sent/bought here so that family and I can include it with some other items).

    Anywhere folks can suggest?

    Thanks.
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    Default Re: Calling any chefs for kitchen knife recommendation

    Sorted. Gonna get them this one - fits all the criteria.
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    Default Re: Calling any chefs for kitchen knife recommendation

    Yes a set would be expensive.
    I'd buy one, the best you can afford.
    have a look here:

    http://www.qualityknives.co.nz/shop.html

    I bought a Victorinox, because my budget was small, plastic handle one. But. The blade is great.

    Now, you could buy a better handle one though. See:

    Kitchen/Filleting/Butchers Knives

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    Default Re: Calling any chefs for kitchen knife recommendation

    You can't go wrong with a Global knife

    Victorinox, is also one of the better brands.
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    Default Re: Calling any chefs for kitchen knife recommendation

    Good choice with the Global. I bought a set of them which was well priced because they were not selling at the full listed price. IMPORTANT though!!!!! Buy the family a proper sharpening stone and get them to learn to use it. Throw away any of those drag through sharpeners, as they completely RUIN good knives. Properly sharpened as needed, the Global will last for ever. YouTube have some good sharpening vids.

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    Default Re: Calling any chefs for kitchen knife recommendation

    Make sure too that they store any good knives in a block or something. Just chucked in the cutlery drawer with everything else will junk them. And maybe buy them a different size Global for birthdays and anniversaries, then they will soon have a set.

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    Default Re: Calling any chefs for kitchen knife recommendation

    Don't forget to give a coin when you gift a knife. I was surprised when someone gave us a knife set as a wedding present and my Mum told me to give them a coin. I might add they were surprised, too but when they did some research, remembering this was the days before the internet, they realised.

    Victorinox and Global are always reliable and affordable.

    http://wickedsharpknives.com/2016/12...fting-a-knife/

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    Default Re: Calling any chefs for kitchen knife recommendation

    That Cromova 18 stainless steel is good for knife blades. It is high carbon, hardenable to up to 58 Rockwell C, and will keep its edge, far far better than the run of the mill el cheapo stainless ones which are as soft as s..t. It's the equivalent of the American steel 440B.

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    Default Re: Calling any chefs for kitchen knife recommendation

    Thanks tons folks for all your great input!

    I've changed my mind, and now decided on something rather different:

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/home-livin...b8f5fcd3340be7

    Well above my budget, but man oh man, its a thing of both uber practicality and beauty! And available here in NZ which saves both time and NZ shipping cost.

    Thanks again - being an enthusiastic home cook myself this is a matter close to both my hand and heart!
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    Default Re: Calling any chefs for kitchen knife recommendation

    Dangerous having a sharp knife. I worked with them cutting corrugated boards and boning meat in meat plant in Hamilton. I don't sharpen our knives "sharp" at home.

    I would invest in a flexible part steel/braided meshed glove(s) is what I'm saying...
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