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German vs French vs Japanese vs American Knife Manufacturers?

SG | Jun 10, 2002 03:29 PM

I'm devastated after reading Dennison's post about the quality of current Sabatier knives compared to it's golden years. I have a set of Sabatier grand chef knives and have been researching additions to expand and improve my collection.

The most expensive I've seen online are the Japanese manufacturers ie. Masamoto, Aritsugu which go up to $2000+ for sushi knives with most averaging about $200 - $400. I have not seen any European / American manufacturers exceed $200. Are these Japanese knives that much better?

What are your thoughts about German (Henkel, Wustof, Messer etc) vs French (Sabatier, Thier Issard etc) vs Japanese (Masamoto, Aritsugu, Suisin, Global, Nenox etc) vs American Knife manufacturers (Lamson Sharp, can't think of any others)? ie steel quality, manufacturing processses etc.

Thanks in advance

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