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E. Dehillerin---what to buy?

by Pirendeus 1 day ago

I'm taking a trip to Paris (possibly once in a life time) and plan to visit E. Dehillerin. Any suggestions on somethi...

mangeur commented 9 hours ago

Please Help Me Identify This Kitchen Knife

by briefcandle 18 days ago

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

chickentender commented 12 days ago

Help identifying vintage cutlery

by Korson 3 months ago

I bought these knives in a set of three about 36 years ago at a surplus auction of recovered train wreck deliveries. ...


DBinNOLA commented 18 days ago

Alternatives to a Bone Saw

by BeeRich 1 month ago

Hi folks. Just wondering if there are alternatives to using a bone saw. I'd use it twice a year if that, so I wan...


mike0989 commented 23 days ago

Serrated knife

by walnut 1 month ago

correct me if i am wrong but i thought the cutting motion when using a serrated knife is back and forth sawing, or lo...

drrayeye commented 1 month ago

Shun Hikari knife series

by drrayeye 1 month ago

This is Shun's answer to the Miyabi Birchwood:

drrayeye commented 1 month ago

Can ceramic knives be sharpened?

by josephnl 6 years ago

I was just looking at an ad for Kyocera ceramic knives that look pretty nice. The ad stresses that they retain their...

kaleokahu commented 2 months ago

All Clad knives

by NotJuliaChild 4 years ago

Does anyone own any? If so, please post your thoughts. Thanks.


AdamS commented 2 months ago

Luxe Blades from Victorinox

by obillo 2 months ago

I got my Victorinox rosewood-handle chef’s knife and a matching santoku as gifts, and believe me, it wasn’t easy. It ...

drrayeye commented 2 months ago

Looking for a Fish Fillet Knife

by Pheelicks 2 months ago

We recently purchased a 2nd row beach house. There is a public access to the ocean straight out our front door and a...


travelerjjm commented 2 months ago

I need to start getting water stones

by Hiracer 4 months ago

I was given a "Japanese" knife for Xmas. Went out and bought a matching Japanese 3.5" parer to go with it. I have...

Pheelicks commented 2 months ago

Wutshof Ptec Electric Knife Sharpener

by ChrisJM 3 months ago

Someone talk me out of this. I've wanted this thing for over two years but always balked at price. Yes, I could ...


ChrisJM commented 2 months ago

Stepping Up My Game - Cutlery Advice Appreciated

by ShortOrderDad 3 months ago

Hi all, Looking for advice on knives and sharpening. We've got the typical, nice-looking stuff you get as wedding...


GroundCharles commented 2 months ago

Dishwasher Safe there such a thing?

by Fabienne301 8 years ago

The title says it all. I was just given a Calphalon set of knives for Xmas. I have washed knives in the dishwasher be...


wjgoody commented 3 months ago

What knife strategy should I use as I grow older and clumsier?

by VeggyChopper 1 year ago

Hello, I have spent many hours reading forums/reviews about knives and knife sharpening, and still feel uncertain abo...

DuffyH commented 3 months ago

Production Carbon Knives with Highly Finished Western Handles

by SognSpatula 3 months ago

Most production carbon cutlery seems to have very blocky and utilitarian western handles. The Bob Kramer knives se...

Pirendeus commented 3 months ago

Ryusen knife question

by Bunny-Bunny 11 years ago

Anyone familliar with this brand, especially the honesuku (boning knife). I've got a collection of Shun knives, and a...


meimes commented 3 months ago

Cookware consignment?

by justnoblecuts 3 months ago

Hi Chowhounders, I have a question for the masses. I'm working under the assumption that like me, many of you pro...

DuffyH commented 3 months ago

NASA Steel KITCHEN Knife - "KNASA" Kickstarter

by alexrander 4 months ago

Saw this a week ago or so then forgot. But the discussion about Chef's knives reminded me to look it up. Ductile ste...

DuffyH commented 3 months ago

Liquidiamond Knives?

by DuffyH 3 months ago

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

DuffyH commented 3 months ago