Help Me Choose My First Knife

Discussion in 'Cooking Knife Reviews' started by mrdecoy1, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. mrdecoy1

    mrdecoy1

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    Hi what is a good chef knife to learn beginner skills on? thank you
     
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    chinacats

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    A little more information might be helpful.  Generic answer is anything you can sharpen.  With what you have said though, I would suggest something that you wouldn't mind scratching as you learn to sharpen it...Forschner comes to mind.  Chef's knife (gyuto) would be a logical place...that and maybe a paring knife...depends what you plan to do/cut, etc...
     
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    Practice the basics quartering and mincing vegetables.
     
  4. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    Budget and how you plan to sharpen it. Might need some extra budget for sharpening. Preferred length? Most here would recommend a 10" over an 8".

    Forschner rules the bang for buck roost. Good knife, sharpens well.