Sharpen your knowledge. Expert Chowhounds weigh in on what knife to buy, how to clean and sharpen it, and how to improve your knife skills.

When Did the Santoku Come to Our Shores?

by obillo 3 days ago

What, maybe 15 years ago? At any rate and any date if seems to have caught on at lightning speed. Western companies b...

drrayeye commented 3 hours ago

Work Sharp Culinary Kitchen Knife Sharpeners

by CMLo 9 hours ago

Anyone have input on the Work Sharp Culinary line of electric sharpeners? These seem interesting... knife sharpening ...

drrayeye commented 3 hours ago

Many New Chef's Knives--and One Damned Bad One

by obillo 3 days ago

There seems to be a proliferation of knife brands these days (or maybe I've just been out of touch). Online I find ...

tim irvine commented 1 day ago

Shockingly Nice $13.00 Chef's Knife

by zackly 3 months ago Being a retired chef and h...


obillo commented 5 days ago

Henckels Zwilling their collections so confusing

by toyopl 5 years ago

Me and my fiance are buying our first home this year and we're starting to collect some necessary cookware. We're se...


jm888 commented 9 days ago

Lets talk about paring knives

by justin89k 13 days ago

What's the ideal length for a paring knife? Why? I have a 4 incher that's served me well enough. Are there situations...

Pirendeus commented 12 days ago

Global knife sharpening method

by chaseg 14 days ago

I recently purchased an 8" Global chef's knife after what seemed like a good bit of research trying to find a decent ...

drrayeye commented 14 days ago

Edge Retention in Knives?

by zackly 1 month ago

What factors determine a knife’s ability to hold an edge? I know what the people trying to sell you $500.00 knives sa...

drrayeye commented 29 days ago

Strongest and longest knife magnet ?

by CHSeifert 1 month ago

I will buy a Global 13-15 slot knife block and see how lucky i get with regards to fitting my knives in there, but as...


alexrander commented 1 month ago

Knifeblock for 13-15 knives ?

by CHSeifert 1 month ago

I have the knife magnet on the wall for the 8 basic knives in my kitchen. I have bought a good deal of Miyabi MCT 6...

mikie commented 1 month ago

Liquidiamond Knives?

by DuffyH 7 months ago

Saw these in a Food52 email today. Has anyone seen these? Molecular level nano serrations, say what? There's also a v...

drrayeye commented 1 month ago

What is your favorite chef's knife, and where to buy in NYC?

by brownrice 3 months ago

I'm looking for an 8" chef's knife to replace one that won't hold an edge. I don't want to purchase online — I want t...

tim irvine commented 1 month ago

5 Most Essential Knives

by cgBlizzard 1 month ago

Hello everyone, new to the site. Would probably classify myself as somewhere around an intermediate level home cook. ...


zackly commented 1 month ago

Older Cleavers - Anyone Know Anything About These?

by Mothership 5 years ago

I recently bought these two cleavers at an antique/flea market. I don't have any knowledge of cutting tools or cleav...


wabi commented 2 months ago

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Moab Knives?

by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Read this blog post this morning about the 12" chefs knife and wondered if others have any experience with this knife...

Sabatier identification

by Velomancer 3 months ago

What do I have? Obviously it's a Sabatier... It belonged to my father and as far I as I know it's at least 40+ years ...


travelerjjm commented 2 months ago

Please Help Me Identify This Kitchen Knife

by briefcandle 4 months ago

Hi all, I would very much appreciate any help in identifying this knife. I found it in a drawer with the blade sever...


obillo commented 2 months ago

Advice needed - looking for HIGH quality Japan knife-series

by CHSeifert 3 months ago

Hey, I already own a good deal of Global SAI, Ni and Classic knives and 4 Zwilling Twin Cuisine. I almost bought ...

drrayeye commented 2 months ago

ISO non-stainless steel paring knife

by zackly 3 months ago

I'm looking for a paring knife with a high carbon non-stainless softer steel blade that I can sharpen more easily tha...


zackly commented 2 months ago

Messermeister Meridian Elité vs. Zwilling J.A. Henckels Pro?

by itsmekarak 2 months ago

Hello all, I am trying to decide between the Messermeister Meridian Elité 16-Piece Knife Block Set and the Zwilling J...

drrayeye commented 2 months ago