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Old 24.01.2015, 14:28
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Re: Kitchen knives

My latest buy was ceramic knives from IKEA. 17 francs for three and the cut extremely well. Better than my old "proper knives"
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Re: Kitchen knives

Ceramic knives have a place - but they're no full replacement for steel knives.
They are fragile enough so you can't apply much leverage to them.

But they are absolutely great for slicing through relatively soft stuff, like fish or raw, boneless meat.
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Old 24.01.2015, 14:59
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Re: Kitchen knives

Very true. I have to store them with their protective cover. For soft stuff they are great. For hard stuff i will stick to my old ones
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Re: Kitchen knives

I recommend Damascus steel knives, lots of brands do them incl Zwilling,. Japanese knives made in Seki are also renowed, the layers of steel makes it a work of art to look at

Migros sells damascus steel knives for about 80CHF, the quality isnt super but ok for the purpose it only contain 32 layers i think.

check this Zwilling one below with 160 layers
https://www.galaxus.ch/en/s2/product...?tagIds=41-113
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check this Zwilling one below with 160 layers
https://www.galaxus.ch/en/s2/product...?tagIds=41-113
That one has the decimal point in the price at the wrong position for me, unfortunately.

I've got a WMF "Grand Gourmet" knife (basically one level below their "Damasteel" offerings), which I'd consider buying again.
I've also got a "Güde" all-purpose knife, which is actually a bit too big for all day use (got carried away a bit) or I'm too weak to handle it...

I'll also look at "Kai" knives the next time I buy one.

Sibler sell these, too.

If I had time to kill, I'd probably take lessons on how to use a whetstone most effectively.
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Re: Kitchen knives

shh, you seem to be price sensitive. In that case buying Victorinox in Switzerland may not be your best option as many companies will try to exploit swiss purchasing power, meaning many companies price their goods higher in Switzerland than in other countries.

Mind you, I don't know about Victorinox pricing policy, but nonetheless I think you want to check prices in other countries before buying in Switzerland.
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I'm never sure why people think they need so many knives unless they just like them.
I use the 10" chef and 10" ham slicing knife the most, plus the tomato knife and a few different paring knives, and the 6" chef I usuallz use for cheese, and the salmon knife for unsliced salmon, and the boning knife for boning.

And the bread knife for bread.

I also have a very nice meat slicer.

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