Wusthof deal

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  1. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  2. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like a good price for them...
     
  3. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wusthof knives are not cheap and the price they list is a good one. The product info doesn't say if the knives are from stamped blanks or forged, but as long as they are high quality carbon steel and will hold an edge, I'd buy them.
     
  4. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Every element of this renowned cutlery contributes to its precision and ease of use. Made in Solingen, Germany, each piece comes with high-carbon stainless steel blades that are hardened to maintain a sharp edge, full tangs that provide perfect balance, and riveted, high-impact composition handles. (Item #180634) w8
    Product Characteristics:
    Material: High-carbon stainless steel Size: 10-pc. Construction: Lazer Stamped Origin: Germany Cleaning & Care: Handwash in Mild Cleanser Warranty: Lifetime Handle: Traditional Rivet Model No.: 8310
     
  5. bigsteve

    bigsteve Master of the Pit

    Out of Stock..........
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  6. fired up

    fired up Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Those are the Gourmet line of wusthoffs and are not the quality of the Classic or Grand Prix lines.
     
  7. grampyskids

    grampyskids Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Try the Forschner Victorinix Fibrox knives. They are regularly used by the cooks on America's Test Kitchen. I have quit using my "good" German knives in favor of these. Just a few swipes across a steel and they are razor sharp. 2 years ago I paid $25 for an 8" chefs and a small paring knife. Last week I bought an 8" flexible boning knife. Great knives, great price.
     
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have not tried wusthoffs but I hve picked them up and I just like the Henkel's better. To me their are better balanced and to me scarey sharp. I have only three knifes but thats all I need a 8" butcher 5 1/2" boning and a 12" flat knife.[​IMG]
     
  9. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    We have some Forschner Victorinix steak knifes and they are fantastic. When I go to buy another chefs knife it will be a Forschner Victorinix, that's how good they are.
     
  10. hog warden

    hog warden Smoking Fanatic

    I've asked two commercial butcher shops what knives they use and both showed me their Forschner knives. I seldom use anything but carbon steel boning knives myself. One a 30 year old Chicago. Another a Dexter. Both are good, but if I was going to buy another one to try, it would be the Forschner.
     
  11. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Guest

    My wife sells Pampered Chef and got some of their knives as her Demo's and they are scary sharp and made with very high quality steel. They have a 11 piece set that includes super sharp kitchen shears and a hone that is pretty nice.

    But as long as you get the great quality steel it will keep a great edge.
     
  12. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    the GPs are the only ones i would get........that being said, i use henkels 4 star line (the best IMO), forshners. have for years and will continue to. the one thing that always comes up is which knife brand is better? the one thing i always tell people is what one feels good in your hand....there is no other factor more important.
     
  13. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wusthof makes some good knives, as well as Henckels, I prefer the german knife makers myself,

    My main knife is a 9" Wusthof Culinair Cooks knife, pretty much handles everything, razor shorp, and perfectly balanced. I have a few other knives, but I use the 9" cooks knife to debone chickens, cut down spares, slice/chop veggies, etc.

    I gave my 8" Henckel Chefs knife to my wife when I got the Wusthof Culinair.

    I prefer to buy knives piece by the piece vs a set, more expensive, but can I get what I want that way.
     
  14. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I agree with Chef Rob - that being said I have been saving up for a Shun Ken Onion Elite 8" chefs knife
    I got to try one once and WOW what a knife - it was excellent but the price tag is almost $300 - Not for everyone but I loved it and if I call in enough birthday wishes I can get it next year LOL

    For right now I have both Wustof and Henkel. I teach a cooking class of 4H kids so I have about 6 knives that we use on a regular basis - the one the kids like the most is an 8" Santoku from Wustof
     
  15. jamesb

    jamesb Smoking Fanatic

    We got a set of Henckels 4 star as a wedding gift 20 years ago and they are still going strong... Years later, I picked up a 12 piece set of Wustofs at a Chef's warehouse sale (these are my knives and only mine!) for use at home as well and they are my favorites. I have several Forschner knives that are in my travel/comp cooking kit and they are great as well.

    The set in the link provided are stamped... If going with a stamped knife I would go with the Forschner's... Better price and probably a better knife than those listed. If going all out with forged, I swear by my Wustofs.
     

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