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.

You Need These Basic Tools for Your New Kitchen If You Want to Eat Well

If you’ve recently graduated from college and you find yourself alone in your new kitchen, there are a few basic kitchen items that every new grad should have in their cabinets. You’ll definitely miss...

3000-6000 grit whetstone

by bloodboy 1 month 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/...

Thiers Issard cleaver vs CCK

by bloodboy 1 month ago

From what I've read, CCK seems to be the best for cleavers and TI produces very good knives but I haven't seen any threads here discussing Thiers Issard (TI) cleavers. So, I was wondering would you...

Best boning knife (ability to sharpen?)

by bloodboy 1 month ago

I'm looking to add some more knives to my niece's collection. I seem to recall her mentioning a boning knife in passing one day so I am looking for the best one available. Currently, she has this o...

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

by middleagedfoodie 3 months 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...

Cleaver or knife for winter squash?

by Cam14 1 year ago

The 8" Chef's knife often gets stuck when cutting into acorn squash or other hard winter squash. Half the time I end up cooking the squash before cutting it in half. But I prefer to bake it with ...

Japanese knives

by hedge_hog 3 months ago

I'm going to Japan soon, and am considering buy a couple of knives. My wife cooks Chinese food at home while I occasionally help with chopping and prepping. We currently have a cheap chef's knife a...

Single or Double Blade Mezzaluna?

by JQ32 3 months 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...

Winter 2019, Cookware Deals & Delights [Old]

by pinkmagnolia921 6 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-...

Made in China Kitchen Knives: getting objective product information

by drrayeye 3 months ago

Time was we went to look at kitchen knives up close and personal--got to hold them or even cut up a few carrots with one. It still happens sometimes with a limited range of knives--especially at S...


by penrichardson 3 months 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 5 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?

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 4 months 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 5 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 6 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 6 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...