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I got a Kohl's gift card for Christmas and I'm wanting to get some good knives, out of these three which are the best?
 

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hmmm... in my past experience, Calaphalon has always been awesome.. but I cant compare it to the others you mentioned because I never used that.
 

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Hi 2up!!! I haven't been on much lately because I've been off from work...but I'm back in full-effect!

Don't forget, only 13 more shopping days until my B-day!!
 

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We're still using the J.A. Henkels we got in Germany in 1984. I only remember sharpening them once since we got them. But if you get henkels, make sure it has the two men on them (Zwilling) , not the one man. The one man is their cheap line. Also Watch out for the imitation J.C. Henkels made in China !
 

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Chicago cutlery have a lifetime warranty. I know the others are nice knives, too. Any of the three would be fine.
 

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Really for normal use I don't think you can lose with any of those! Truth be told though, I'd go for the Henkels for the quality and bragging rights!
 

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Really for normal use I don't think you can lose with any of those! Truth be told though, I'd go for the Henkels for the quality and bragging rights!
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Ive got a sweet set of Ginsus that Id sell you for only $19.95. I might even through in a Ronco Smokeless Ashtray. :laughing


Ive always liked Wilkinson Sword.
 

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Ive got a sweet set of Ginsus that Id sell you for only $19.95. I might even through in a Ronco Smokeless Ashtray. :laughing


Ive always liked Wilkinson Sword.
Why are you selling them? hmm? :laughing
I always wondered how good those worked..
 

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Chicago cutlery uses a stamped steel blade. Henkels Classic, Four Star, and Five Star, use a high carbon forged steel blade. For edge retention, and durability, the high carbon blade would be the best. If you cook alot you will appreciate the feel, balance and overall quality of the Henkels. Another one to look at would be Wusthof.
The forged blades will last a lifetime if they are taken care of (no dishwasher, don't drop them etc....).
As for the third choice you mentioned, I know nothing about them.
 

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I picked up a Henkel chef's knife in Germany this summer. I love the thing. It's only been a half year for me so I can't really comment on how well it lasts in the long run. I wish I had picked up a full set instead of just the one knife :D

Funny thing is, my mom actually thought she could just pack it in a carry on bag. Was going through all the bags to make sure everything was there and when I came across it I just sat there and looked at it and thought what would happen at the airport if I left it in there heh.
 

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Wusthof are the best knives.
 

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OOH OOH OOH finally a subject I know something about!! Or at least can fake it. I was looking for a good set of knives about a year ago, and have a friend who's a sous chef at a big-time hotel who knows a LOT about knives. Talked to him, he said that if you are looking for a serious professional set of knives then you really need to either go with Wusthof-Trident (also known as Wusthof Dreizack) or Global. There is a very major and noticeable difference in both sharpness and overall quality between these two and the brands that you mentioned. HOWEVER, there's also a very noticeable <i>price difference</i> between them as well. Instead of getting a complete set, I went to a local kitchen/cutlery store here in San Diego and spent several hours trying them all out, seeing how they felt and how they handled for me personally. I ended up getting all open stock, a mix of both Global and Wusthof-Trident, depending on which felt best. Overall I spent probably somewhere on the order of about $900 for the set of 7 after my friend's discounts, not sure what your budget is but if you'd like to know more then let me know, I know more about decent knives than most people should. It's probably squeezing out some important information in my brain, like "put stand down before leaning bike over" or something.

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Of the three listed in the original post, Henkels would be my choice hands down. If money is no object, Wusthof!!!!
 

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lol, some people are forgetting.....$150 gift card at Kohl's.....

Sheesh, sportbikers, always trying to have the best of everything!! :D
 

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lol, some people are forgetting.....$150 gift card at Kohl's.....

Sheesh, sportbikers, always trying to have the best of everything!! :D
:laughing Well, you <i>could</i> buy one Global chef's knife! :laughing

I'd say Henckels though, out of what you listed for 150 bones.

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