Knife Block or Single good knife as a wedding gift?

Discussion in 'The Late Night Cafe (off-topic)' started by mangofreak, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. mangofreak

    mangofreak

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    So my best friend is getting married soon and I wanted to give them a wedding gift. I know some people give knife blocks but I've always been of the opinion that a good chef's knife is all one truly needs, not to mention it will last a long time - hopefully much like their marriage.

    Which do you think would be the better present?
     
  2. panini

    panini

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    Mangofreak,

      Reading your comment on having a good French knife made me think of my small Boos cutting with a built in knife holder or two. It's just a top load on the side of the board.
     
  3. harrisonh

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    Many cultures view it as bad luck to give a knife/knives as a gift.
    MOST Americans think "more is better". But ANY experienced prep cook/line cook chef will tell you that sets are marketing tools that include blades you'll probably never need in real life. Personally, I would rather recieve one spectacular knife than a set. But I don't think the average home cook would think the same way.

    Regardless of the gift all our best wishes to the happy couple.
     
  4. panini

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    Mangofreak,

    this is the one I received as a gift and I really like it. You can buy your own French knife.
     
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