or Connect
ChefTalk.com › ChefTalk Cooking Forums › Food & Equipment Reviews › Cooking Knife Reviews › Looking for a knife for a chef
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Looking for a knife for a chef

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hey I am a 4 year seasoned line cook me and my fellow cooks would like to buy my chef a nice Japanese knife any suggestions
post #2 of 8

What's the budget that you, and your coworkers would like to spend? Does the Chef DO Japanese Cuisine? 

~If you are what you eat, I am cheap, fast, and easy.

Reply

~If you are what you eat, I am cheap, fast, and easy.

Reply
post #3 of 8

Is chef into things like sharpening, finicky details, and whatnot? Do you intend that he use this thing at work?

 

(Sorry about these questions, but, while you know he's going to be touched, you don't want him thinking, "gee, I wish they'd gotten me something I'd actually enjoy," you know?)

post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by cookthis2012 View Post

Hey I am a 4 year seasoned line cook me and my fellow cooks would like to buy my chef a nice Japanese knife any suggestions

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisLehrer View Post

Is chef into things like sharpening, finicky details, and whatnot? Do you intend that he use this thing at work?

(Sorry about these questions, but, while you know he's going to be touched, you don't want him thinking, "gee, I wish they'd gotten me something I'd actually enjoy," you know?)

The situation is is he had a very nice 800 dollar Japanese knife it has recently gotten checked while he was breaking down a pig and now all of us in the kitchen want to get him a new 1 I have put up a picture if you know anybody who can identify this brand
post #5 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by cookthis2012 View Post


The situation is is he had a very nice 800 dollar Japanese knife it has recently gotten checked while he was breaking down a pig and now all of us in the kitchen want to get him a new 1 I have put up a picture if you know anybody who can identify this brand

 

That would be the best thing is a pic. Include a close up of any writing on it. Someone will know it and can suggest an equivalent.

 

Post one with the damage too. Is it beyond hope like half the length broken off or something?

 

Jim

post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Damage consists of a very severe chip to the hilt it is not fatal to the knife but he has done so much for the kitchen we figured we would get him a nice birthday present as soon as I get some better images I will ask you guys again
post #7 of 8
  • What's your budget?
  • Can we trust him to use a heavy duty knife from now on for heavy duty tasks so we can recommend something thin, light and agile? 
  • Do you want pure performance and bang for the buck?  Or do you want a prestige name as well? 
  • Carbon?  Semi-Stainless?  Or, Stainless?
  • Wa or yo handle?

 

BDL

What were we talking about?
 
http://www.cookfoodgood.com
Reply
What were we talking about?
 
http://www.cookfoodgood.com
Reply
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
800 dollar range
High carbon steel
he is very careful with his knives this is chip happened by accident
10 inch chef knifes are what I'm looking for
I have included a link to a picture of his knife can anyone identify it
http://www.cheftalk.com/gallery/image/view/album/116887/id/63594/sort/display_order
Edited by cookthis2012 - 9/10/12 at 4:55pm
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cooking Knife Reviews
ChefTalk.com › ChefTalk Cooking Forums › Food & Equipment Reviews › Cooking Knife Reviews › Looking for a knife for a chef