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 Post subject: Re: RMD chef knives
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 17:12 
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Victorinox also make cheap knives that aren't professional quality. Like I said, there's nothing wrong with getting cheap knives, but you won't be able to resharpen them.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 17:14 
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 Post subject: Re: RMD chef knives
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 17:16 
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Victorinox also make cheap knives that aren't professional quality. Like I said, there's nothing wrong with getting cheap knives, but you won't be able to resharpen them.


Well that description came under the knives I ordered. So they are carbon tempered steel.

The handles are cheap. They're not full tang and they're moulded. But the blades are bloody awesome.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 18:23 
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This thread is fucking fantastic.

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 Post subject: Re: RMD chef knives
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You need one of these:

http://www.cooksknivesshop.co.uk/Knives ... /1257/3513

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 23:46 
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I want a Kyocera ceramic.

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 Post subject: Re: RMD chef knives
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This thread is not similar to the one I'm linking to, but 'trying to help people on a forum' begins and ends with this thread on YakYak:

http://www.yakyak.org/viewtopic.php?f=2 ... gridrunner

Oddly enough most of the 'how dare you invade our special place with your stupidity' merchants have fucked off and FX23 is still there along with the rest of us. Please note: FX23 has an 'online personality' that belies his actual wit, intelligence and comic timing. Five years ago YY was very much hallowed ground for some people and despite being a happy member of that forum for many years I delighted in seeing some of the more self important members wound up to fuck.

Enjoy. And pray he posts here one day - if "what you trinna say?" and "problem, lads?" ever get replaced as the two best memes on the internet for me, I fear for my face in case it cracks so wide the top half slides off completely.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 18:36 
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Heh. I do miss fx23.


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 Post subject: Re: RMD chef knives
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He's still on there. Are you not? Reading it back now I get reminded how unpleasant a lot of the 'golden era' was.

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Heh, FX23 is a definite highlight of my occasional visits to YY. Last time I visited he was having difficulties with Umbongo :DD

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You're on YY?


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Nah, I browse it once in a blue moon though.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 19:05 
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Same here now. I've not been tempted to log in for a couple of years though (especially as I've forgotten my password).


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 Post subject: Re: RMD chef knives
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 21:16 
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Hello people. I'm loathe to bump this thread for a simple opinion, but hey.

I want some knives. I have £140 in John Lewis vouchers for said knives. There is nothing that John Lewis sell, or are likely to sell in the future, that is likely to be of any interest to me now, or at any time in the future. So it is lucky that I want some knives. The knives will be acquired from John Lewis.

I also have money. I have three choices.
Global. The Rolls Royce choice with the price to match.
Robert Welch. I have never heard of these.Apparently John Torode helped design them. This concerns me greatly.
Raymond Blanc by Anolon. They look nice. But feel too cheap, and that if you take the 'Blanc' premium from the price, you may be left with not a lot. On the flipside, Analon make fucking great pans (and I actually have the top range that Raymond Blanc has since put his name to).

I've never owned anything approaching a decent knife before. I'm minded to bite the bullet on Blanc as I may struggle to see the difference between the 'great' knives and it would therefore be a vanity purchase. Also, may move away from a Block and buy individual knives. Is there anything missing in my logic?

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 Post subject: Re: RMD chef knives
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 21:33 
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I bought a set of six Global knives about 5 years ago, use them every day and hone them every so often, really superb can't fault them.
In all honesty I only really use the 20cm cooks knife and 14cm Veg chopper on a regular basis.

Also bought a 28cm heavy as hell Cuisinox saute pan at the same time, pricey like the knives but turned out to be a great investment.


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 Post subject: Re: RMD chef knives
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Based on the Anolon pans which I also have, I can't see you going far wrong there.


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 Post subject: Re: RMD chef knives
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Pretty much three months and they are still as sharp as the day I got them.

Well worth the money then :)

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 Post subject: Re: RMD chef knives
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Craster wrote:
Based on the Anolon pans which I also have, I can't see you going far wrong there.

Really? I thought you'd slate the concept of buying knives from a pan maker. Price is certainly dragging me there though, and gives me spare vouchers for a saute pan.


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 Post subject: Re: RMD chef knives
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 21:41 
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Nah - the pans are good quality, so I'd trust the knives to be the same.

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 Post subject: Re: RMD chef knives
PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 13:17 
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Right. So I can't buy knives online in case I'm underage and am buying them to chib someone. Because, as a vengeful 15 year old social delinquent acting in a fit of bloodlust, my first choice for blades would be a Raymond Blanc by Analon knife set from John Lewis, with a 3 day lead time for delivery.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 13:27 
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 Post subject: Re: RMD chef knives
PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 13:32 
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If only you worked somewhere near a John Lewis.

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 Post subject: Re: RMD chef knives
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Craster wrote:
If only you worked somewhere near a John Lewis.

Thats Waitrose. And they dont sell them.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 13:34 
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 Post subject: Re: RMD chef knives
PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 13:36 
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ApplePieOfDestiny wrote:
Right. So I can't buy knives online in case I'm underage and am buying them to chib someone. Because, as a vengeful 15 year old social delinquent acting in a fit of bloodlust, my first choice for blades would be a Raymond Blanc by Analon knife set from John Lewis, with a 3 day lead time for delivery.


I, for one, feel safer already.

Can you telephone the order in, or obtain them from a non-UK source?


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 Post subject: Re: RMD chef knives
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Craster wrote:
If only you worked somewhere near a John Lewis.

Thats Waitrose. And they dont sell them.


Hang on, don't you work at Canary Wharf?

In which case it's a mini John Lewis at the back of food store which you enter through the mall. And by mini, I mean about quarter the size of the Oxford St branch, so not small and will have more knives than the members list of the Jim Bowie fan club

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ApplePieOfDestiny wrote:
Craster wrote:
If only you worked somewhere near a John Lewis.

Thats Waitrose. And they dont sell them.


Hang on, don't you work at Canary Wharf?

In which case it's a mini John Lewis at the back of food store which you enter through the mall. And by mini, I mean about quarter the size of the Oxford St branch, so not small and will have more knives than the members list of the Jim Bowie fan club

I do, but I looked the other day and they only had their own knives. It is effectively John Lewis but is branded Waitrose at Home and so have their own range. Will have to be Bluewater. Eurgh.


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ApplePieOfDestiny wrote:
DBSnappa wrote:
ApplePieOfDestiny wrote:
Craster wrote:
If only you worked somewhere near a John Lewis.

Thats Waitrose. And they dont sell them.


Hang on, don't you work at Canary Wharf?

In which case it's a mini John Lewis at the back of food store which you enter through the mall. And by mini, I mean about quarter the size of the Oxford St branch, so not small and will have more knives than the members list of the Jim Bowie fan club

I do, but I looked the other day and they only had their own knives. It is effectively John Lewis but is branded Waitrose at Home and so have their own range. Will have to be Bluewater. Eurgh.


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 Post subject: Re: RMD chef knives
PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 13:46 
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Best bet is to ask if you can test drive each one.
Any decent knife-seller (maybe not John Lewis, but you never know) will have some innocent vegetable and a chopping board you can try em out with. If you spending a reasonable amount on a knife, the sharpness will be much of a muchness, and it is more about how comfortable it is to chop with - based on the handle and the curve of edge. If it matches your wrist action and the handle doesn't dig in anywhere uncomfortable, then you are good to go.
I almost went for some really nice Japanese knives till I had a go on them. They had all dragons on the handles, samurai sword style hard steel edge and soft steel sides, but two chops into a potato & the it just felt wrong.


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ApplePieOfDestiny wrote:
Right. So I can't buy knives online in case I'm underage and am buying them to chib someone. Because, as a vengeful 15 year old social delinquent acting in a fit of bloodlust, my first choice for blades would be a Raymond Blanc by Analon knife set from John Lewis, with a 3 day lead time for delivery.

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Best bet is to ask if you can test drive each one.

Then threaten them with the best.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 18:46 
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Well, in traditional me style, the knife plans were scaled back. Three reasons for this.

Firstly, John Lewis basically didn't have a sub £300 block, and have no guarantee that you can actually buy a whole set of knives individually, or guarantees of availability in the near future (and a quick call to Oxford street gave the same problem). Therefore we got a 5 knife block for £75, unbranded, but feel nice to wield, and if they're shit, won't break the bank to replace them again.

Secondly, as I walked in I also decided to upgrade my remaining pans to Anolon professionals, and also get a Saute pan, which has been missing from my life for so long.

Finally, while I could have waited for the knife set issues were resolved, I needed the vouchers spent on Me stuff now, because I'm going to have to buy something else from there by July
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Also, I have one of those pushchairs infant transport solutions, plus the car docks and seats and other accessories. The whole lot set me back around £900, but they're worth it.

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Announcing it in a thread on knife recommendations is a little creepy.


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He's buying them for the kid, he said so earlier.

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Announcing it in a thread on knife recommendations is a little creepy.

So you think that wasn't planned? ;)

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So you think that wasn't planned? ;)


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I recently went knife shopping whilst killing time in Cardiff. I started looking at the Anolons but I don't like them much -- I prefer a little more weight in the handle and I don't care for the soft touch stuff they are covered with. The (very helpful) staff let me open and handle a few others and I settled on a Robert Welch signature edition 7" cook's knife (plus an Ozitech sharpener). So far, it's excellent. Good balance, sharp (obviously) and the more-than-usual curvature of the blade allows you to do the rocking thing for mincing herbs or garlic.


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Phew. I was worried there for a minute.


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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
the more-than-usual curvature of the blade allows you to do the rocking thing for mincing herbs or garlic.

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I had a knife do that too!
think its the way we sharpen them,though mine took more than a year
probly 3!!!!

I have a 13" swibo now very nice knives at a "disposable" price!!

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Hey vassaknivar, I see you run a knife shop too. Tell us about yourself, or are you just here for the knife chat/spam?

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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
I recently went knife shopping whilst killing time in Cardiff. I started looking at the Anolons but I don't like them much -- I prefer a little more weight in the handle and I don't care for the soft touch stuff they are covered with. The (very helpful) staff let me open and handle a few others and I settled on a Robert Welch signature edition 7" cook's knife (plus an Ozitech sharpener). So far, it's excellent. Good balance, sharp (obviously) and the more-than-usual curvature of the blade allows you to do the rocking thing for mincing herbs or garlic.


That sharpener link nearly made me jump off my seat.. I was not expect in sound and I had the page minimised.... :)

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Got tips money from work, decided to spend it on another knife.

I miss JC :( This thread was so good.

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