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Upgrading chef's knife, where to start?

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Upgrading chef's knife, where to start?

nasv | Jan 22, 2010 01:15 PM

I know that finding the right knife is highly subjective as it becomes a function of fit and personal handle, but I thought I'd ask the forum for a few tips.

I currently have a Wusthof Classic 8" Chef's knife, it's great, fits my hand well, good weight, etc... I send it to be sharpened every 6 months and I hone it before use every day with an F. Dick Multicut steel. I really do like the knife a lot, but I can tell that there is room for improvement.

I have a birthday coming up in a couple months and I want to upgrade from a great to a SUPER GREAT chef's knife but I'm not sure where to begin my search. What I do know is that I'd like a chef's knife, and that 8" will be the most likely length. Budget? Well, if it's worth it, then it's a value, but maybe $100-300 to start?

Shun Classic 8"? Others to look at?

Cheers, thanks!
-Nico

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