New and need help with a decision

Discussion in 'Cooking Knife Reviews' started by nightfyre, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. nightfyre

    nightfyre

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    Greetings all!

    I need help making a decision on which knife brand to start my collection with. I've recently come into possession of a Henckels Zwilling Pro 8" Stainless Steel Chef's Knife and a Wusthof Classic 8" Stainless Steel Cook's Knife through the passing of a family member. Like I stated I want to use one of these as foundation of my collection. Both are practically brand new and only used a half a dozen times. They both feel great in my hand and everything I've read puts them on a very level playing field quality wise. Whichever knife I do not choose goes to my brother hence the need for a decision (I'm the oldest so I get first choice lol). Any input would be greatly appreciated!

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    PS: I apologize if this is in the wrong board please redirect as necessary.
     
  2. millionsknives

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    I would take the Henckels just because the wusthof has that bolster which makes sharpening the last inch of the heel impossible.
     
  3. cheflayne

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    Depending upon when the Henckels was manufactured, it could easily have a bolster as well. If it is a Henckels Zwilling, odds are it has a bolster. If it is a Zwilling Henckels, could go either way.
     
  4. someday

    someday

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    Those are pretty comparable knives, I would just go with whichever one "felt" better and I liked the look of better. Quality wise there won't be too much of a difference I don't think. 
     
  5. chef lucci

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    If anyone is interested Iam selling some Kai shun knives that are brand new they were only used for demonstration at the housewares show at McCormick place Iam only asking 50 bucks a piece for them Iam not trying to get rich and Iam doing everything through eBay so everything is on the up and up if anyone is interested u can call me at 312 852 6513 or email me at [email protected] att. net or private message me. If anyone wants pictures I will be happy to provide them and the serial numbers so u guys can see what they go for in the stores if anyone is interested get in contact with me and then I can show them were to go on eBay to get them and I will ship anywhere or accept local pickup
     
  6. foody518

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    Go with whichever one you like better. 

    Personally, all other things being equal, I'd take the one which doesn't have a full fingerguard bolster. Especially on stainless knives, it's slow work grinding those down so that you can sharpen without messing up the profile over time

    Whichever one you get, treat it right and make sure you're prepared to keep it sharp. 
     
  7. rick alan

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    If the Wusy is a "Classic Ikon" then that would be the one to keep.  They do not have a full finger guard, their grind is better ( thinner) and the hardness higher than the Henkles.
     
  8. nightfyre

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    Thanks everyone for the great advice. I decided to go with the Zwilling due it not having a bolster to impede sharpening.
     
  9. foody518

    foody518

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    Use it well and enjoy :)