i like my victorinox fibrox/forschner series better than my henckels, though I do like some of my wusthof more than the victorinox, they are also about 4x as much per blade.
i have a few shun knives that are nice, but they are VERY pricey.
I'm a knife addict as I am a bbq/smoking/fishing/hunting guy. my knives get a workout. i have to say, the scimitar forschner blade is the best breakdown knife for larger fish I've ever dealt with, and at the price, you can't go wrong. wusthof's thin flexible blade fillet knife (culinar series) is the best knife i've ever seen at more delicate fish butchery.
For everyday use, my fibrox get used quite a bit. I can get them reground pretty simply, and when they are wore out, they are cheap enough to toss without too much angst.
And I do have to say: I find santoku knives to be a bit of a fad/gimmick. they aren't really great at anything. i'd take a slicer and a chef's knife over a santoku.... if you have those, there isn't anything a santoku is really "better" at.
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posted: Sep. 4, 2014 @ 10:02a
MSUICEMAN said: And I do have to say: I find santoku knives to be a bit of a fad/gimmick. they aren't really great at anything. i'd take a slicer and a chef's knife over a santoku.... if you have those, there isn't anything a santoku is really "better" at. I'm a vegetarian, so don't have a need for as wide of variety of knives as others, but I find myself reaching for the Santoku knife before my chef's knife. I also use the heck out of a†Chinese chopping knife/cleaver a lot.†
posted: Sep. 6, 2014 @ 5:24p
hardwhere said: Maybe you should grid it on the vertical edge if you don't want it that sharp.† I would think it should be†a simple correction instead of unsightly Band-Aid on the knife. † The knife has a square edge so grinding might help some but it also quite thin so it probably would still irritate my finger.
But this is a design flaw. If you look at a chef's knife, they cut a big circle on the edge of the knife in front of the handle so your finger does not press against the blade.
it's not worth fooling around with this style knife unless they change the design.
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