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.

8 Great Affordable Knives to Gift Your Favorite Cooking Enthusiast

High-quality knives are a must-have in the kitchen. In fact, there are a number of essential blades every home cook should have in their knife block, such as a chef’s knife, paring knife and serrated...

Paring Knife Recommendations

by loves2cook82 5 days ago

My mom mentioned to me the other day that she would like a new paring knife, so I thought I would buy her a nice one for Christmas. Any recs? I don't really use one myself, so I don't have much exp...

Any Cleaver Fan's - Whaddya Say

by mobiledynamics 2 years ago

I've got a couple of cleavers in the stash . Nothing special.... I've got a friend who's going to HK. The last time I was there, I would say $ for CCK was about 50% less than what I would pay st...

Old Foster Bros. Cleaver question

by Bondsteel 13 days ago

I have a Foster Bros cleaver #1138 that i have a question about. I've read the historic posts on dating them and because of family provenance, I'm sure my cleaver is from the 1870-1890 era. My cl...

Henckels Classic super cheap

by FalkCulinairUSA 13 days ago

I was in my local Macy's this evening this evening and stopped in the kitchen wares department. Most of the stuff was picked over and the price tags were gone. I looked up one of the items on my ...

Here's Your Chance... Anthony Bourdain's Meteorite Kramer

by kaleokahu 3 months ago

So, how high will it go? Considering people have paid >$10k for a Kramer simply not to have to wait in line for theirs to be made, I think the pre-auction estimate of $4-6k is a little low. Haw...

Three dollar knives?!?

by travelerjjm 11 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?

Older Cleavers - Anyone Know Anything About These?

by Mothership 7 years ago

I recently bought these two cleavers at an antique/flea market. I don't have any knowledge of cutting tools or cleavers and was hoping someone here might know something about these. I couldn't fin...

Cutting Boards

by penrichardson 16 days ago

Purchased good knives and need cutting boards. The first I purchased was a 9x12 Maple End Grain by the Boardsmith. It is good for cutting veggies, although it could be a bit bigger. My husband star...

Japanese knives near Boston?

by samfried 18 days ago

I'm looking for a store near Boston (very willing to drive a few hours away) where I can talk to someone knowledgeable about Japanese chef's knives and buy one. I don't want to go to a big commerci...

Rada Knife Sharpener

by JosephInOhio 1 month ago

Picked up one of these handy-dandy doo-dads off eBay for $7.50 free shipping… Well I am waiting for my “real knives” to be shipped back from California to Ohio I have picked up a hodgepodge of t...

Carbon steel knife "too sharp"?

by Skip2 1 month ago

I've been watching too many of those Facebook ads where the guy is slicing through a tomato with absolutely no effort! I have a very nice carbon. steel santoku and know how to sharpen -- water ston...

Removing black marks from carbon steel knife

by ombra 3 years ago

Hi guys — I recently bought a vintage Acier Garanti knife from France that I've been trying to restore and am having a hard time removing the blacks marks that seem etched into the blade. I soaked ...

Fewer gadgets and smaller batterie

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by tim irvine 3 months ago

JustCharlie posited “fewer gadgets and smaller the batterie the better.” While I’m blessed with too much nice stuff, I’m inclined to agree. As I look around the room and take note of what I actual...

Ekco Eterna knives

by Hawashingtonian 4 months ago

I just picked up a 10" Ekco Eternal Chef's knife from Goodwill. The handle might need to be replaced and the edge is dull, but I can fix that. Anyone know if these are any good? I've never heard of...

Prime Day 2019 Hauls?

by kaleokahu 5 months ago

Well, we're halfway through... What have you found, and what's been sold out? Hurry!

Henckels Zwilling their collections so confusing

by toyopl 8 years ago

Me and my fiance are buying our first home this year and we're starting to collect some necessary cookware. We're set on Henckels flatware and would like to match Henckels knives, we're just that ...

Anyone recognize this?

by airdriedevon 6 months ago

I bought this beat up old knife for $10, I was wondering if anyone recognizes this brand.

3000-6000 grit whetstone

by bloodboy 7 months ago

My niece has the below knives: - Tojiro Shirogami ITK Gyuto 210mm - Miyabi Mizu SG2 kit (3.5‑in Paring Knife & 8‑inch Chef's Knife) She has this 1200 grit whetstone: https://www.amazon.com/...