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Que'inKC 02-07-2008 07:23 AM

Knives....
 
I'm looking to purchase some good quality knives to assist in the trimming of meat. I've been struggling for sometime with my present knives and I just want something different...I've watched cooking shows and their knives just cut through meat like butta...

What brand do you recommend? I don't want the best, but not the worst
What knives should I get? I don't really want an whole set..

Thanks for the advice...Jeff

Ron_L 02-07-2008 07:54 AM

Here's three previous discussions to get you started. There are more out there. Just search on "knives" or a specific knife brand life "Wusthof", "Shun", Henckels", etc.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ghlight=knives

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...hlight=brisket

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...d.php?p=522430

Sledneck 02-07-2008 08:12 AM

I use russell dexters, good and cheap. Ever try ceramic knives?

Que'inKC 02-07-2008 08:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Ron_L (Post 555221)
Here's three previous discussions to get you started. There are more out there. Just search on "knives" or a specific knife brand life "Wusthof", "Shun", Henckels", etc.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ghlight=knives

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...hlight=brisket

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...d.php?p=522430

Thanks for the links...I guess I should have used the search function first...:-D

SP 02-07-2008 08:32 AM

For my Q I have Forchner with the fibrox handles. They are very affordible and do a great job. Since you are in KC got to Ambrosi Bros. on 32nd Main. They have the best seclection of knive and will sell you what you need. Plus they are the place to go to get them sharpened. I go ever 6 months to a year and use a diamond steel on them before I use them. That makes it go through the meat "like butter". If you want to go high end they have those knives too.
http://www.cutleryandmore.com/prodli...ID=6&LineID=18

High end German (my favorite)
http://www.cutleryandmore.com/classic.htm

Best Jap blades IMHO
http://www.cutleryandmore.com/mac.htm

Jorge 02-07-2008 08:36 AM

A quality knife is a great place to start. To maintain that quality you need to do a little maintenance. Use a steel now and then, as needed, to maintain a good edge. Use a good surface to preserve your edge. Sharpen them as needed with a stone or sharpening system that will give you a nice edge, without damaging the blade....or take them to a reputable pro and have them sharpened.

JamesTX 02-07-2008 08:37 AM

I use my grandmother's old electric knife. Makes it so nice to cut things up - especially briskets. Not the same as a handheld knife, but still very useful.

BobBrisket 02-07-2008 09:36 AM

I bought a two knife set of Tramontina knives at Sam's. I must say that for the 20 bucks I spent they are some decent knives. They hold an edge very well and the large plastic handles make working with them very easy. We used these when we would harvest a hog and they would cut up the skin for cracklins with ease. All it takes is a good steel to put an edge back on them.
http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/nav...=5&item=207188

Divemaster 02-07-2008 09:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JamesTX (Post 555262)
I use my grandmother's old electric knife. Makes it so nice to cut things up - especially briskets.

And it makes those neat lines in the cuts too!!:mrgreen:

DeanC 02-07-2008 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SP (Post 555256)
For my Q I have Forchner with the fibrox handles. They are very affordible and do a great job. Since you are in KC got to Ambrosi Bros. on 32nd Main. They have the best seclection of knive and will sell you what you need. Plus they are the place to go to get them sharpened. I go ever 6 months to a year and use a diamond steel on them before I use them. That makes it go through the meat "like butter". If you want to go high end they have those knives too.
http://www.cutleryandmore.com/prodli...ID=6&LineID=18

High end German (my favorite)
http://www.cutleryandmore.com/classic.htm

Best Jap blades IMHO
http://www.cutleryandmore.com/mac.htm

Super advice here, Ambrosi Brothers rocks, the knives are scary sharp when you pick them up. I use the Forschner's as well.

Que'inKC 02-07-2008 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by DeanC (Post 555336)
Super advice here, Ambrosi Brothers rocks, the knives are scary sharp when you pick them up. I use the Forschner's as well.

I'm really ignorant when it comes to knives..What would you recommend to use for trimming meat...

Such as trimming St. Louis style ribs or removing the back from a chicken...

Azinine 02-07-2008 10:19 AM

Are your current knives sharp? They may be decent knives, just a little dull.

JamesTX 02-07-2008 10:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Divemaster (Post 555317)
And it makes those neat lines in the cuts too!!:mrgreen:

Ha! I'm just there to eat it, not make love to it.

Que'inKC 02-07-2008 10:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Azinine (Post 555349)
Are your current knives sharp? They may be decent knives, just a little dull.

You're probably on to something, but i just can't get them as sharp as I think they should be..

boatnut 02-07-2008 11:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JamesTX (Post 555262)
I use my grandmother's old electric knife. Makes it so nice to cut things up - especially briskets. Not the same as a handheld knife, but still very useful.

i use electric to clean my fish :)


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