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.


by penrichardson 2 days ago

I had purchased three Wusthoff Classic Icon knives for my son for Christmas- a 9" serrated bread, 3.5" Paring and 7" Santuko knife, hoping that would take care of all of his needs. I asked for fee...

Three dollar knives?!?

by travelerjjm 2 months ago

Brandless.com has a Santoku and a Nakiri for $3 each. At that price, is it likely they can even hold an edge? Have any of you tried any of the knives from them?

Winter 2019, Cookware Deals & Delights

by pinkmagnolia921 3 months ago

Let's continue the conversation here for the new year. 2018 posts: - Winter https://www.chowhound.com/post/2018-cookware-deals-delights-1068356 - Spring https://www.chowhound.com/post/spring-...

Need to replace my Santoku. Hoping to spend $100 or less

by middleagedfoodie 10 days ago

Our garbage disposal ate our Henckel Santoku. I have a regular chef knife which I had before I got a Santoku years ago. I prefer the feel of a Santoku for chopping over a chef's knife. Should I rep...

Single or Double Blade Mezzaluna?

by JQ32 10 days ago

I'm looking to purchase a Wusthof 7" mezzaluna, but cannot decide between the single and double blade version. The double blade version is more expensive and looks like it can get the job done more...

Need help selecting knives

by rekh 1 year ago

I am looking to replace me cheap knife set, was looking and the Shun knives and my online searches always kept coming up with people saying that I could do better... Looking for suggestions. The ...

Mauviel in trouble?

by FlamBay 24 days ago

A buddy of mine who works for a German knife manufacturer was telling me that he was at a trade show in Germany earlier this month that is the who's-who of European brands. He said that Mauviel wa...

Starting to sharpen and getting a whetstone. What grits? What brand do you recommend?

by GOJIRA 5 years ago

Knife is getting a little dull (an understatement as it could barely score salmon last night) Do you think I should go the combo route or should I invest in individual stones? I know Chosera is rea...

Help identifying knife

by ThatSharpeningGuy 3 years ago

I have a customer looking for this particular style knife and am not able to find one anywhere. He is middle eastern and they use it to mince meat by hand in place of a meat grinder. Any ideas?? ...

Kitchen Knives: are you a lumper or splitter?

by drrayeye 2 months ago

Cooking tasks in the kitchen, sooner or later, require the use of a knife. Question is, are you better off finding one knife (or a few knives) for all the tasks--a lumper. Or, do you prefer findi...

Electric Slicer

by dcrb 3 months ago

I have a decades old Rival electric food slicer with a 6 inch blade. On occasion I could have used a larger blade. I may settle on the Edgecraft/Chefs Choice 665 with an 8 1/2 inch blade. Anyone h...

Chef’s Knife - Shun v Masamoto Gyutuo

by RuthDC 3 months ago

I am looking to upgrade to a better chef knife. I have the Global 8” but find that after doing a lot of cutting with it for a big meal, my hand can barely grip the knife after awhile b/c of the ha...

It’s Fall, 2018: Cookware Deals and Delights

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 5 months ago

Summer's over; let's continue the conversation here for the new season. Older posts: — Part I - https://www.chowhound.com/post/2018-cookware-deals-delights-1068356 — Part II - https://www.cho...

What's the best compound to remove abrasiond from stainless knives?

by EdgeyC 3 months ago

I have a few nice Japanese "Damascus" clad knives. Is it advisable to polish them out. One is a Yaxell and the other a Togiharu or whatever Korin's brand is.

Moving Sale - Perfect Edge Cutlery in San Mateo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Perfect Edge Cutlery in San Mateo is moving to smaller quarters next month. It's whittling down inventory before the move. http://www.perfectedgesharpening.com/

Looking for a good knife set

by rgm82 5 months ago

Hi all, I'm looking to outfit my kitchen with some decent knives and was hoping somebody could make a recommendation on a good set without breaking the bank...I'm trying to keep it under $200, I've...

Knives for Christmas

by obrad 3 months ago

Merry Christmas all! My wife got me wonderful and thoughtful gifts to support my new hobby as home cook! We are both research hounds and like to spend our money wisely, so looking for opinions on h...

Kitchen utility knives

by Hiracer 5 months ago

I just realized that I have four utility knives and I am lusting for a fifth. Yeah, this is nuts. But it took me a decade to get here. In general I actually have been making small progress at ...

Knife Peeps, What Say Ye About the Ken Onion Work Sharp Knife Sharpener?

by pinkmagnolia921 3 months ago

Knife Folks, what Say Ye About the Ken Onion Work Sharp Knife Sharpener? Does it work with your HRC 62+ Knives? All polite advice is welcome ;D Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener Ken Onion Editi...

Kramer Carbon Chef Handle Problems

by dugifresh 4 months ago

I just received a new Kramer 8" carbon chef with rivets and tang that protruded above the surface of wood handle. I emailed Kramer to inquire about their knowledge of this widely reported problem ...