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Your favorite knife?

Discussion in 'Kitchen Cutlery & Tools' started by Ryansknives, Jan 4, 2020.

  1. Ryansknives


    Nov 9, 2019
    What is your favorite kitchen knife? Ok fine favorite two!

    I have 6 chef knives. But my go to chef knife is a Zwilling Pro 7 inch. My wife uses the other 5. I keep 2-3 of them in the kitchen and the others hidden away. So when she says hey babe I need a sharp knife I swap them out. Instead of hey babe all 5 of these need sharpened. Keeps me from having to go try to quickly sharpen a knife.

    My real go to kitchen knife is my pairing knife. I do not know the brand got it from Walmart. It’s actually a decent knife. I say it’s my real go it because I do all kinds of kitchen tasks from opening packages to trimming fat, cutting up garnish. I used it yesterday to quarter up a whole chicken.

    If I had to pick only one it would be the Zwilling.
  2. KnifeRep


    Nov 5, 2018
    Our paring knives get the most use, but I wouldn't call them my favorites...

    These two are currently my favorite kitchen knives in our block,

    * F. Dick 1778-Series 9.5" Chefs Knife, Double X VG 12 carbon steel core

    * Yoshikane 135mm Wa-Petty, SLD Suminagashi steel
  3. Ryansknives


    Nov 9, 2019
    Ya those are nice knives!
  4. jc57

    jc57 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2012
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  5. timos-

    timos- KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 22, 2012
  6. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016

    I'm not much of a cook, but I don't need much more than this in my kitchen.
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  7. bludog2


    Sep 4, 2018
    Victorinox red parer - serrated, without a doubt. $5 knife, sharp and stays sharp for a long time, throw it away and get a new one every couple of years. No lie.
  8. Chefget

    Chefget Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 1998
    Probably this

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  9. tomsch

    tomsch Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 31, 2004
    My favorite right now is a Gisshin Ginga 240mm White #2 that I picked up a couple years ago from Jon at Japanese Knife Imports. The grind is very thin and just flies through food even when it's not super sharp.
  10. hamstur


    Aug 29, 2016
    Kurosaki SRS13 turquoise and Miyabi SG2 Birchwood. Both 210mm/8" gyuto but very different profile and feel, so can practically tackle anything between them
  11. woodyosb


    Dec 29, 2005
    tojiro DP 210 Gyuto
  12. Phil Indablanc

    Phil Indablanc Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 4, 2017
    I am going to cheat and list 3 favorites. My Erickson custom is a work of art and a joy to use. My Bradford Cutlery M390 chef's knife is a workhorse and a great design. The Kikuichi GS Series is an overall great knife.
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  13. GABaus


    May 7, 2017
    I haven't had access to top of the line kitchen knives, but my two favorite knives I use in the kitchen would probably be a bright purple santoku and my Opinel #8 I could get by just fine with these two knives dousnt mean I won't make a kitchen knife the next couple of months though.
  14. Atish Chhagan

    Atish Chhagan

    Jan 17, 2020
    Our Favourite in our house is a paring knife with fine serrations from Solingen Germany, these never gets dull, they always stay sharp, multi purpose; meat, veggies, fruits, “boxes” etc a true workhorse that will last you a lifetime guaranteed. And only $2 They are better than the fixwell and victorinox

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  15. afishhunter

    afishhunter Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 21, 2014
    Old Hickory's carbon steel.
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  16. high desert

    high desert Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2009
    Cutco 10" chefs knife and victornox paring knife.
  17. tomsch

    tomsch Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 31, 2004
    Mine is a Gisshin Ginga 240mm Wa-Gyuto in white #2 steel. Even when it's not super sharp it still will slice soft tomatoes like crazy.
  18. Pegasus Leaders

    Pegasus Leaders

    Mar 25, 2020
    Bulat steel knives for the kitchen
  19. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    A small Santoku and a paring knife. These were put together and finished by Vince, @VCM3 , from 440C blades and Rosewood he got from Tony Bose.
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