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About to purchase... Global 2-piece vegetable knife set...

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by davesmith, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    About to buy this:
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    Anything better out there?? These 2 knives cost around $188
     
  2. philosophe

    philosophe Senior member

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    I have two questions:

    1. Do you own other Global knives and/or have you held these knives in your own hand? I have a Global paring knife and never use it because I hate the handle and dislike the balance. Buy something that feels comfortable in your hand.

    2. Do you have the skills to maintain the Global knives? Expensive knives are useless if you don't have a reliable way to keep up the blades.
     
  3. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    i have a set of other global knives and i love them!! i am looking to expand the set.

    with regard to upkeep, i am not an expert yet but i am learning
     
  4. philosophe

    philosophe Senior member

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    You could explore the other Japanese knives for some variety, but there's nothing wrong with sticking with a brand you like. Have you seen the other brands in person? I have a Kikuichi utility knife that I absolutely love.

    In addition to tips from the knife mavens here, I've received good advice from knifemerchant.com. The owner, David (can't remember his last name) is a chef and has tried out everything he sells.
     
  5. KJT

    KJT Senior member

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    What knives do have in your set now? Just wondering why you need two smaller knives for veggies.
     
  6. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    one of those knives is a 7" and the other is 5"

    at the moment i have (from global) 2 paring knives (not sure exact sizes), 5" santoku and 10" chef.

    i really like the look of those vegetable knives!!! i made this thread to see if there was something as aesthetically pleasing and as good quality for somewhat the same $$$$
     
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    KJT Senior member

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    I completely understand buying knives for the aesthetics. Is the 5" veggie all that different from the 5" santoku? I imagine it's just a bit more curved on the point. Seems like you could use a knife in between the 5" and the 10", so maybe you could just buy the 7". Sorry, don't mean to try to talk you out of buying something you want. I'm just thinking what I'd use in my kitchen.
     
  8. kwilkinson

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    Both those knives are entirely superfluous.
     
  9. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    i made this thread for such a reply.. buying just 1 would also be cheaper [​IMG]
     
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    Bradden Well-Known Member

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    Big fan of the 7" veg knife !!
     
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    i'm with big boy. what exactly would you use these for that you couldn't already do with what you have? (speaking as the owner of about a dozen totally superfluous knives i bought just 'cuz i liked them).
     
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  12. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm convinced that a flat bladed vegetable knife, like the first one, is totally useful for something. I have one, and have no idea what that something is, but I know someday...
     
  13. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    i dont see anything wrong with this statement, i'm sure i'll find a use for it
     

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