Kitchen Knives

Central Restaurant Products offers you a variety of leading products from the commercial foodservice industry?s best in class manufacturers of Cutlery & Knives. Low density or soft woods or other low density materials are not recommended for knife handles. Although I am aware that this is technically not true, I like this style due to the fact that the hilt blends in. I don’t hold a knife by the handle, I hold it more on the hilt, and the Global design gives me less callouses. The information and descriptions below are derived from over 30 years of my experience using the woods for knife handles, cases, stands, and in other cabinet, furniture, and turning projects.

Brendan McDermott, the knife skills teacher at ICE, also told me that these Fibrox handle knives from Victorinox are usually what you find in professional kitchens. Thanks much for the recommendation which is at the right price point and sounds like a wickedly sharp kitchen tool. Choose from individual pieces, starter sets or block sets that include everything you need to make gourmet dishes.

As it also comes with its own wood block for storing those instruments that keeps the blades sharp, you won’t worry about finding spaces in your cabinets or drawers for the set. Chef’s Knife: This knife is a long, wide knife that can be used for many tasks. We had no parameters, no agenda—we just wanted to the best chef’s knives at the best price. They’re a good performing knife and they are really attractive, but I don’t like their feel and I find the handles a bit slippery and awkward. Mineral oil will be more easily washed from the pores in the wood and you’ll have to reapply it more often. Tight grained, stunning in knife handles, knife hard sheaths and scabbards, and stands.

It serves to protect the end grain of the handle wood and adds the perfect weight to the handle. I’m pretty religious about taking care of the knife (hand wash only, dry immediately, always stored in the block), but it seems that every time I cut up a chicken I get another notch in the blade. Carbon Blades: Carbon Steel blades are typically considered the sharpest knife blades available, and can easily be sharpened. It might be worth mentioning that not all plastic handled cuttlery is of poor quality. But, if you do what I do, and always use the spine of the knife as your guide, not the edge, then there should be no problem.

Consumer Reports ranked two Henckels sets—the 7-piece Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Professional S” and the 9-piece Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Profection #33049—and the 7-piece Wüsthof Classic Ikon #8347 set higher than the Wüsthof Classic set. A totally different direction, buy her a ceramic knife set like the one I mention in my article on Knife Edges 101 A set by Kyocera appears near the end of the article.

Many of my old kitchen knives have become badass throwing knives for the old backyard tree. We much appreciate hearing what you have garnered from experience regarding kitchen knives. A decorating knife is any knife with a blade designed to make a decorative cut. With regular use and honing, your knife should not need sharpening more than once or twice a year.

Kasumi finish the blade with a resin impregnated wooden handle, riveted to the tang. Silly me. Over the past year I’ve now come to fully appreciate the way the thin sharp blade can slice through denser foods with ease and less resistance than my thicker German knives. There are a couple ways to get this done, but we agree with Serious Eats on this one: You should either take your knives out to a local sharpening service or use a sharpening stone. It had been abused quite a bit, and the tip is broken off, the handle was replaced with crudely carved wood (repairing knives was the original owner’s hobby), and is rusty.

These are most found in knives for soft cheese, which is particularly soft and sticky. Our wide range of chefs knives includes Victorinox, Wusthof, Henckel, Kasumi, Sabatier, F Dick, Global, , Kai, Le Chef and our own range of high quality knives – Soho Knives Black and Soho Knives Forged. My Henckels 6-in handle broke and I am looking to replace it. I’m happy to have found this review. I keep three in my kitchen drawer—two of which came from my dad’s boat—and I always reach for them before my forged paring knife.

This fine wood is also used for marquetry, inlays, cabinets, furniture, turnery, sculpture, and carvings. One disadvantage of some all-metal handles is that knife weight usually goes up considerably, affecting the knife’s balance and increasing hand and wrist fatigue. Putting a knife with a wooden handle—even if it’s a steak knife—in the dishwasher is a death sentence. A few years ago, when I was trying to find a suitable solution for keeping my kitchen knives sharp, I actually bought a Chef’s Choice, tried it out, and returned it because I was so unsatisfied.

The set they sent included a 3½-inch paring knife, 5-inch santoku, 6-inch utility knife, 8-inch chef’s knife, 8-inch bread knife, 9-inch honing steel, kitchen shears and a 17-slot beechwood block. The name is derived from its preference by French royalty and the Georgian period of English furniture, and was the preferred wood for thrones and royalty. While the handle and ergonomics appear well thought out and GW might make very comfortable-feeling knives, my reservations still regard the quality of their blades and their ability to take, and hold, a fine edge.

Wooden knife blocks and cutting boards are recommended for extending your knife edge. The kit comes with a pre-sharpened knife blank, metal dowel pins, and directions. Kitchen knives are thin, precision instruments designed to cut fruit, vegetables, and meat. Keep a pocket knife or scissors for that purpose, so as to avoid dulling the blades. The knives in this wood block set are just like those used by professional chefs in their restaurant kitchens. But before we even get into proper sharpening technique, you have to know how to care for your knives.

The Wüsthof set wins for me because the resin handles are more durable than the wood handles of the Victorinox (porous wood can also harbor bacteria), and the price is much more reasonable than the Shun knives (for $740, you really should go a la carte and get exactly what you need). Of course Sabatier carbon steel knives require a more care than stainless steel, but these Sabatier knives will give you unmatched performace and longevity in return. Wasabi Black knives are elegantly designed, perfectly balanced and most importantly very sharp!

You may also elect to add contrasting, colored spacer material between the blade and handle as an accent. It’s important to note that the place names of woods are almost useless; there is another wood named Campeche (Haematoxylum campechianum) that is used to produce a blue dye! Ask any chef and they’ll confirm it. In fact, top chefs protect their knives as if they were their own children.