8 thoughts on “Kitchen Knife Confidential”

  1. Very informative. I have discovered that I have to like the weight and feel of the knife as much as anything. But would like to know more of specific brands or makers. I have wustof knives. They are above average but I would love one really good knife since I love cooking.

    1. Couldn’t agree more, Dianne.
      For you, I wholeheartedly recommend getting in touch with Andy Gladdish. He’s a regular at the B’ham farmers market – I went and met with him several times designing my knives.
      He’ll have a whole bunch of examples for you to try, and from them, you can get exactly what you want.
      Chefs knives from Andy will run you upwards of $200, but it’ll be exactly what you want and will last a couple lifetimes.
      Can’t understate what a joy they are to use!

  2. My favorite small knife is a Victorinox tomato knife with serrated edges, costs about $5-6 and stays sharp for a long, long time. Cheap thrills! BUT as for what I spend on trees and cool perennials, now that’s another story!

  3. Great article. I think you are on the cutting edge of the subject.
    Sure wish I could meet your blade smith.
    Thanks for the great article. My favorite knife sports a pair of scissors and a tooth pick.

    1. He’s on Facebook, I’ll connect y’all! And actually, that Swiss Army steel is some good stuff – Sharpens easy, holds an edge well. My favorite folders are the US made Kershaws designed by Ken Onion – Sandvik high carbon steel blades – You can shave with ’em, and they hold really well.

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