What knives to add to my set?

Discussion in 'Cooking Knife Reviews' started by william kuch, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. william kuch

    william kuch

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    I currently have a chef knife, nakiri, paring, and a santoku. I'm looking to add some knives to have a more complete set. I'm thinking about a 9-10 chefs knife, petty or 7 inch chef knife, honesuki, and a suji. Any other suggestions? Also, what do you think I would use more and be more versatile, the petty or 7 inch chef knife? Keep in mind I work in a professional kitchen and will probably be using them on a daily basis.
     
  2. mike9

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    A 270mm bread knife like the Tojiro ITK is a most useful tool to have on hand.  I use mine for many tasks besides bread.  Mellon, pineapple, tomatoes, squash, celeriac, pumpkin, slicing meats & large fish - it's maybe the most versatile knife in my kit.  If 270 is too long the DP is 215mm. 

    For line work in a tight space maybe a 210 gyuto, or 180mm funayuki?  If you need stainless the Tanaka Ginsanko 210 gyuto is hard to beat for the price.
     
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  3. kokopuffs

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    Only you can decide what you need and in a pro kitchen I'd leave my Sabatiers at home and use RH Forschners with the fibrox handles.  While cheaper, they're good quality stainless.
     
  4. william kuch

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    I already own a few shuns, a Tojiro, ceramic Kyocera, and a yoshihiro. As far as brands go, Im looking at a Western handle hattori, shiki, or takamura.
     
  5. kokopuffs

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    I've never worked in a pro setting but would have some difficulty bringing high end blades to work.  Too many posters have stated that they'll sprout legs.  Be advised.
     
  6. mike9

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    If you are looking for Western he Hiromoto AS a real work horse.  Apparently the new ones are thinner behind the edge than the old ones like mine. 
     
  7. william kuch

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    Yea, some restaurants have that problem, I work in a small place and everyone is pretty respectful of others belongings.
     
  8. galley swiller

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    It's not only the staff at the restaurant who might have a hankering for your cutlery.  At least one post in an earlier thread told of the theft of several knives, with the staff getting more and more paranoid about each other - and the thief turned out to be an outside delivery driver.

    Galley Swiller
     
  9. william kuch

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    Oh trust me, I always keep an eye on my belongings....and not just my knives