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CCK knives are expensive now. Are they still worth it?

simplycumin | Feb 25, 201503:19 PM

There is plenty of threads here and on knife forums singing the praises of the carbon steel CCK knives, 1303 and 1103 in particular.

However, they are a little dated and the prices of CCK knives have been increasing steadily.

chefknivestogo now has the large slicer (1103) at $100. I just stopped by the Markham shop and got the same knife for $90 CAD all up. That's pretty pricey for a traditionally cheap knife. I can get a similar Shibazi knife (although stainless and with a more pronounced belly) for under $20.

Especially considering one can also get a very nice VG-10 Zhen knife on Ebay for $80 shipped, the question becomes is the CCK still worth it?


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