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Old 01-28-2018, 01:25 PM   #1
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How many and what kind of knives?

Curious what you have and what kind of foods you eat/process. Trying to pair down my knives...

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Old 01-28-2018, 01:47 PM   #2
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Re: How many and what kind of knives?

We have a small drawer of assorted knives.

Off the top of my head:
-2 carving
-2 Butcher
- 1 fileting
-1 smaller butcher type
-1 pairing
-2 bread
-1 very small one
-a couple of wood handled steak knives.

I always reach for the same ones.

I think we eat the usual foods.
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I have a set on a magnet Strip. Chef, filet, bread, paring. This is all I need
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Old 01-29-2018, 12:05 AM   #4
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Re: How many and what kind of knives?

12 steak knives (so we have enough when family or company comes over)
3 paring knives (I use these for just about everything)
1 knife that DH bought that I rarely use
2 carving knives (one larger, one smaller -- larger really only gets used if we buy a watermelon)
bread knife
1 chef's knife


I was perfectly happy with my paring knives, but DH felt we needed more specialized knives. Other than when slicing bread or eating dinner, I use the paring knives probably 95% of the time.
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Old 01-29-2018, 12:39 AM   #5
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We have one of those wooden knife sets. Does everything we need
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Re: How many and what kind of knives?

French chef's knife, two bread knives, two paring knives. If I had the budget for it I'd invest in a cutco paring knife and toss my other paring knives (not very sharp or sharpenable). I plan to someday. But what I have works for now.
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French chef's knife, two bread knives, two paring knives. If I had the budget for it I'd invest in a cutco paring knife and toss my other paring knives (not very sharp or sharpenable). I plan to someday. But what I have works for now.
A young lady from our church started selling those and asked us to watch a demonstration as part of her training. $41 for a paring knife. Also I think they are pretty ugly lol.
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A young lady from our church started selling those and asked us to watch a demonstration as part of her training. $41 for a paring knife. Also I think they are pretty ugly lol.
They're not very pretty, but they are awesome knives. My in-laws got us a French chef's knife (off ebay) for Christmas one year. The company sharpens them for free for life so they sent it in and got it sharpened too. It has been my go-to knife for probably 9 years. I don't think I could buy one new, but if I could find one used (a paring knife anyway) I would probably go for it. They last forever.

ETA: a friend of ours was selling them a few years ago. The demonstration was amazing, but NO. When we have to cut corners on our grocery budget just to pay our bills, there's no way we would pay hundreds of dollars for a set of knives. Even if I were filthy rich I don't think I could do it, it just seems so extravagant.
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They're not very pretty, but they are awesome knives. My in-laws got us a French chef's knife (off ebay) for Christmas one year. The company sharpens them for free for life so they sent it in and got it sharpened too. It has been my go-to knife for probably 9 years. I don't think I could buy one new, but if I could find one used (a paring knife anyway) I would probably go for it. They last forever.

ETA: a friend of ours was selling them a few years ago. The demonstration was amazing, but NO. When we have to cut corners on our grocery budget just to pay our bills, there's no way we would pay hundreds of dollars for a set of knives. Even if I were filthy rich I don't think I could do it, it just seems so extravagant.
I agree that A--they're awesome. Those scissor things cut a penny in half. But B--I don't know that I could ever buy it even if I were filthy rich.
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I have fiesta knives and I love love love them. They are weighty, fit my hand well, and sharpen up nicely. There are 8 knives and a pair of scissors toy set and I like them all but if an ogre came and said I could only have 2 knives, I couldn't live with out my 4 inch paring knife and my 6 inch...other knife. They are my favorites by far. And my scissors. I love kitchen scissors, but these don't come apart. I have another pair where the blades come apart for better washing
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