What do you guys use and what would you recommend?
I'm a nut for specials. We have the J.A. Henckels International set. You feel like you could perform surgery with them. After buying my set (as a gift for my wife) I ended up buying two more sets and gave them to my kids as Christmas presents. They love them too.
Great knives, hold their edge beautifully, and Amazon has the $350 set on sale right now for $130!
i like dexter russell alot.. they are good solid working knives and if you mess one up, its not a big deal, just get another one to replace it.
i hate having expensive knives and having to watch my friends use it on things they shouldn't be cutting with it
An ever recurring thread.
Any knife is only as good as the hand of the person who holds it.
More importantly, the hand of the person who cares for it?
Good knife brands mentioned here. I have used most of them.
He said he wanted the "best of the best". But he said "within price reason".
I have used Victorinox and Dexter with great success on different knives.
For the money, the Victorinox line is hard to beat. Dexter makes some good boning knives. Different weights and different feel. Handle the knife before you buy!
I had one set of knives which I received as a gift. I will never recommend buying knives in sets! One knife you like and three you don't. One knife you use and three you don't.
It has been said that mismatched knives are the sign of a confident chef?
Good luck and good smoking.