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Unread 02-03-2013, 07:06 PM   #1
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I am fairly new to this hardcore BBQing.

I have a knife set that was given to me as a wedding gift 3 years ago. Probably a 50-60 dollar set from Bed Bath and Beyond. It works great for cutting veggies up but this weekend I tried to slice chicken wings and ribs up using the knife. It got the job done but not very well.

So I am looking on Amazon, trying to find a deal on something. Any suggestions? What type of knife am I looking for? All I have typed in, is "knife" but is what I am looking a "butchers knife"?
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I use a basic sharpener from harbor freight and can get my cheap knife set very sharp.

But in any case these two brands are excellent-Wüsthof, Henckels
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What s your budget?
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What s your budget?
For something I can buy tonight...

as low as possible. Under $15. Hoping to score a deal on something that might of been used on Amazon.

Later, I hope to get something over $50 but for now something cheap will have to do.
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I use two old hickory knives I found on the floor of my parents garage. Remember it is about the BBQ not all the fancy gadgets for sale. Good luck.




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In that case I recommend the $9 AccuSharp knife sharpener and the knives you already have while you take your time researching this.



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Try typing chef's knife. You are not going to find anything decent for $15. The Vitroniox(sp) that comes up on Amazon would be a good starter. I know it is $30, but it will be a good all around knife for you.
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Try typing chef's knife. You are not going to find anything decent for $15. The Vitroniox(sp) that comes up on Amazon would be a good starter. I know it is $30, but it will be a good all around knife for you.
For the price, would this work?



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Try typing chef's knife. You are not going to find anything decent for $15. The Vitroniox(sp) that comes up on Amazon would be a good starter. I know it is $30, but it will be a good all around knife for you.
I have the 8" Victorinox chef's knife and like it a lot. It is top rated by Cook's Illustrated for whatever that's worth.
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It will work, but you may find that it is too short.
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I agree that you need to take your time and do some homework before you invest a considerable amount of money. In the meantime, you might want to pick up one of these so you have something half way decent to use while you figure it out. This is the knife that Cooks Illustrated has recommended for several years. Not a big investment, but worth it




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I agree that you need to take your time and do some homework before you invest a considerable amount of money. In the meantime, you might want to pick up one of these so you have something half way decent to use while you figure it out. This is the knife that Cooks Illustrated has recommended for several years. Not a big investment, but worth it


Amazon.com: Victorinox 40520 Fibrox 8-Inch Chef's Knife: Kitchen & Dining
Is this the same knife but 10"?



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For BBQ I'd suggest you buy one of everything from the SAMs club food service isle. Maybe $30 for 10 blades. Hone as long as you can and throw out.
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A good knife lasts for years. Using a good knife is a pleasure. Do not frustrate yourself buying junk. Save up!!!
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Victorinox makes an incredible low budget Chef's knife. Also check out the boning knife; that might be useful.



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