(Closed) Best Knives?

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Post # 17
23592 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@hopefloats:  I use the tool (haha I don’t remember the term for it, but the long stick looking thing – geeze my friend the foodie/cook will kill me right now) that comes with it, pretty much after every use.  But I think you could get away with once a week or so? Depending on how much you cook?

Post # 19
11744 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We have Wusthof and they’re awesome!

Post # 20
3552 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’ve got a block set from Chicago cutlery. My parents jsut started on their second set in about 25 years, so they last a pretty long time. I sharpen mine about every 2 months and I cook daily, so they hold a nice edge. They should definitely be in your price range.

Post # 21
4304 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ginsu knives.  They were recommended by Consumer Reports.  5 years later and they still work great!

Post # 22
1150 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I have Wusthof Classic knives- this set from Williams-Sonoma, plus the tomato knife and the 6″ chef knife. I cook a lot and I just love them. There is nothing quite like a high quality knife.

My parents have Wusthof Classic knives from their wedding and they will be celebrating their 30th next year. They have cared for them very well, honed regularly and professionally sharpened once or twice a year, and they perform exactly the same as my 2 year old ones.

Shun and Henckels are good brands too- you just have to be careful which line you choose with Henckels because they make a range from cheap crappy ones to professional level ones.

Post # 23
2188 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

I love my J.A. Henckels!

Post # 24
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I worked for a knife shop for years and I can tell you most great knife sets are outrageously priced. Now that we got the obvious out of the way I will tell you the top 3 best selling knives from our store and the ones I found worked the best as well from years of experiments and trial and error. In order they are:

1. Shun

2. Wusthoff

3. Henckel


And though we did not have these at our store, I bought some years ago and SWORE by them and wish I could get ahold of them today and buy a full set because they were literally the best knives I have ever had (with the addition of some Shun heavy duty chef knives) and they were Cutco Cuttlery knives.

You can not do wrong with ANY of those brands so now it’s just a personal preference for you.


Post # 25
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

We didn’t put any knives on our registry, and we majorly regretted it afterwards. A couple people gave us gift cards, so we used them to buy a new Wusthof chef’s knife and a bread knife. We want to get a couple paring knives, too, but ran out of gift card money so we’ll need to save for those ourselves.

Post # 26
7310 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We have the Wusthof Ikon Classic line. Love them!

Post # 28
339 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Wow, I need new knives.  I had heard good things about Henkel knives but hadn’t heard of wustoff.  I may loook into those as well.  I always learn so much from these boards!

Post # 29
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Cutco knives!!  Super sharp, lifetime guarantee, and I can have then sharpened for the cost of shipping anytime I want.  

Post # 31
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@hopefloats:  Awesome! Let us know what you think in a couple weeks!

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