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Meat Fork -- Why so expensive?

Chemicalkinetics | Nov 12, 2009 03:40 PM

We all understand why kitchen knives can be expensive. There are real differences between a good knife and a bad knife. A good knife may preform better because its steel is stronger, or tougher or greater wear resistance or more ergonomic, or easier to sharpen. Now, we may not be willing to pay extra for the improvements, but there are improvements to pay for.

Why does a meat fork cost so much? Like these:
Wusthof Blackwood
http://www.amazon.com/Wusthof-Ikon-Bl...
Henckels Pro S
http://www.amazon.com/Henckels-7-Inch...
Shun:
http://www.amazon.com/Shun-DM0709-Car...
Global:
http://www.amazon.com/Yoshikin-GF-24-...
Dexter-Russell:
http://www.dexter1818.com/Item_detail...

Is there a real performance difference between a $30 fork and a $150 fork? I understand a heavier stiffer fork can hold the foods down better, but we aren't taking about huge difference, or are we?

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