Just wondering if any of you have any experience with Kiwi Brand Cutlery.
I just discovered Kiwi at a local Asian market and I am totally blown away and impressed.
They have got to be the most amazing knife I have ever put in my hand- for the price.
Though there is a number of style knives to choose from, I just picked up the larger size cleaver (13.5"x4") for $4.95 and the 11"x2" blunt end chefs/vegetable/nakari style knife for a whopping $3.50.
These things are RAZOR sharp, easy to sharpen (although not really necessary, for the price these make the perfect 'throw away"), and if you've never used one, I promise you will be surprised and impressed.
Try these knives out. Get 15 bucks together, go to your local Asian (Thai, specifically) market and get the entire line. Do it. Now.
I can't say enough good things about these knives. If you happen to live in a place that doesn't have an Asian market, you can get em from wokshop.com, where they cost a bit more than if you were to get them locally, but you could seriously order everything they have for about fifty bucks- and it would be worth every red cent.
Besides being incredibly sharp, thin, light and nimble feeling (even the cleaver is nimble feeling. I had no trouble whatsoever tearing through a few pounds of onions and mushrooms with them [yeah, I know, using a meat cleaver to chop veggies, but that is the point i guess] without any strain on my wrist). I enjoy prep work again.
If you haven't seen these before and you work in a professional kitchen, go get one, get blown away, save some money, make veggies tremble and don't be afraid to set down your knife at work again (if someone takes/breaks it, its all good, you have a backup in the roll because it only cost three bucks...so you bought a few of them, lol).
OK...enough of this rant. I haven't even been around this forum in a while, I've been so genuinely excited though, I had to make a post to spread the word.
A million (probably more) Thai chefs cant be wrong.