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.

This Limited-Edition Made In Bread Knife Is on the Top of Our Holiday Shopping Lists

Made In—one of our favorite direct-to-consumer cookware brands—is heading into new territory. On Oct. 5, the cookware company is launching its first-ever, limited-edition bread knife, designed in partnership...

Your Cookware Christmas?

by kaleokahu 22 days ago

So what did Santa bring you in the way of cookware in 2020? What did you gift to someone else? What was under the tree for you? I got a ham carving stand with a matching knife (with an Iberico...

NOT kitchen knives!

by Eiron 19 days ago

I’ve been working on my free-hand Scandi grinding! Made these two field knives with Rock Maple handles (same piece of wood, but one turned out “clean” and the other turned out “rustic”), and the wi...

Japanese knives

by Pertti 3 months ago

Hi, I've been stung by the J-knife bee. Would appreciate some brand and model suggestions, as well as if you have read some nice resource around the subject, I'd like to look into it too. We ...

Fall 2020 cookware deals

by CHSeifert 4 months ago

So what deals have you seen lately and are you planning on purchasing something special once the price is right ? I just got a good deal on a duo of Zwilling Pro 20cm/8” Chefs knife. One is a ...

Looking for a new bread knife: anyone using a Mac?

by damiano 3 months ago

So, with all the attention given to knives on the cookware board recently, I thought let's chime in with my dilemma. Currently I have a cheapo Nogent bread knife. But I'm realising now that I actua...

Obscure stuff

tim irvine
by tim irvine 1 month ago

We always talk about rondeaux, Japanese gyutos, and disc bottomed pans, but what about the less common stuff? Anyone here fancy a tamis or a larding needle, maybe some canele molds or a pate en cr...

Another new knife heading out for the holidays!

by Eiron 1 month ago

This 6" santoku sports African mahogany with dark blue metallic mosaic pin fill. Up close (macro shot) the wood grain looks like it came right off a weathered sailing ship! The front is metal stamp...

Looking for CCK Kau Kong Chopper

by spiffcleanser 1 month ago

Hi, I’m looking for Chan Chi Kee Kau Kong Chopper KF 1402. can someone suggest a source? I see someone on eBay selling them from Hong Kong but for a few reasons I’d rather not go that route. Thanks

Identify vintage Sabatier & Carving fork

by Smitty_in_CT 1 month ago

I recently inherited my father's knife roll, he was the Chief Steward on Air Force One from Eisenhower to Nixon. Any help would be appreciated

Two more knives go home!

by Eiron 2 months ago

Husband-and-wife knife pair done! The small one is a 4" (105mm) paring knife with African mahogany handle and forest green metallic pin fill. The larger one is a 6" (155mm) santoku with Caribbean ...

Any artisan J-knives with a Kramer like blade profile?

by CHSeifert 2 months ago

I’m so fond of the Kramer blade profile, that it’s my preferred blade profile on a gyuto and a santoku. Whether it’s the Kramer Meiji or Kramer Damascus, doesn’t matter, I own both and they hav...

230mm custom sword-tip sujihiki

by Eiron 2 months ago

I’m working on multiple projects and multiple knives right now, but I’ve finally finished this! Since this isn’t a knife you’d typically pinch grip, I moved the balance a bit back into the front of...

Sharpening knives

by Pertti 3 months ago

Hi, I have just ordered some new knives and am asking for advice what I should use to keep them going and sharpen when needed. I bought from these Zwilling lines: Zwilling Pro S Zwilling...

I'm bitten by the artisan J-knife bug - please recommend euro stores

by CHSeifert 2 months ago

So I can feel I'm getting more and more excited over some of these Japanese artisan knives and I will probably buy a few knives in 2020/2021 - so I'm looking for advice on which stores in Europe yo...

Carbon steel knives - maintenance and awareness?

by CHSeifert 2 months ago

I'm thinking of adding two Kramer Carbon steel knives to my collection. The 8" chefs knife and the 7" santoku more precisely. But can I have these two knives hanging on my thermo beach magnetic...

Reconditioning Rubber Knife Handles

by eclecticsynergy 3 months ago

I have two nice little Kershaw knives with soft rubberized grips and blades by Shun. This series wasn't made for long so I can't simply replace them. Anyway, after six years they are feeling a bit ...

Soft steel knives

by Sear101 3 months ago

So I got into pocket knives and hunting knives well before kitchen knives. So excuse me if the metal names are off any. I have a plethora of expensive pocket knives with surgical stainless, S30V,...

Zwilling Pro 8” chefs knife battle

by CHSeifert 3 months ago

I bought the two 8” chefs knife versions from the Zwilling Pro line. So far they perform formidable for their price. I paid a total of $140 for both knives The more curved chefs knife ha...

Upgrading knives. Where to start?

by Pina_Colada 3 months ago

Hi Everybody, I presently use Victorinox, Wüsthof Gourmet and similar laser cut knives. I want to get a forged knife (like Wüstof Classic maybe) to see the difference. I thought that, in order ...