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Affordable Quality Cutlery

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by scott in kc, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. scott in kc

    scott in kc Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    I have some knives laying around the kitchen that have become favorites for Q (both prep and cutting finished stuff) just because they're better than the rest of my junk knives. My list of "go to" cutlery is short...

    1 Pair of Cutco kitchen shears, chicken prep, St Louis trimming spares etc

    2 Rapala Filet knife, my favorite for prepping raw meat, trimming briskets, butterflying loins etc

    3 Big serrated Cutco slicer for brisket flats

    The Cutco knives are pretty good stuff, but I got them all as gifts, I'm not likely to spend that kind of $$ on new stuff.

    What do you use that is not too pricey?
  2. jlloyd99

    jlloyd99 Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    I have a pretty short list of knives that I would not be able to live without. They are both from the Pampered Chef (I sell it so I buy it). One is a large 8" Chefs knife and the other is a 5" utility knife. I have yet to come across a kitchen situation that these two knives can't handle. They come in a protective case that is self sharpening and paird with my Polyethylene cutting boards I havn't had to worry about dull kives in over a year! In fact this past fall I used my utility knife to process deer with Ben and his hunting buddy and then used that knife the very next day to slice tomatoes, that's how sharp they stay! The best part is they are very affordable (Chefs knife is $25.75 and utility is $18.75, also a paring kife of same quality/features for $14.75)
  3. Hey There folks, I'm with Lady J on this one. My only addition would be the Pampered Chef (Self Sharpening) Shears. You would be amazed at the things you can cut with those shears. :lol: I'm also a fan of Chicago Cutlery.

  4. jminion

    jminion Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    I have a number of Forschner pieces like 2- 14" butchers, 6 1/2" skiner, 6" bonning, 14" slicer,
    a second 12" slicer with granton blade.
    A MAC chef's knife, Henckle 12" slicer. There are a number of other knifes I will loan out.
    PS: Forgot the Golbal slicer. The Golbal and MAC were more expensive as all the other cost wise but are great tools to use. The Victorinox line
    is a real good choice for what we do.
  5. larry maddock

    larry maddock Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yo y'all
    i get mine at garage sales.
    you would be surprized of the nice ones i have got.

    nothing like forschner --but very workable.
  6. dacdots

    dacdots Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have two favorite knives I use one is a boner which I use for about everything and the other is a large butcher which I use of course for heavy work.They are both made by Case,the only problem is when I started buying them Case had just went out of the kitchen cutlery business and you cant find anymore.
  7. Dutch

    Dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    When I used to cut meat for a living I used the Victorinox product line and I still have a number of those knives that I still use. I also have a couple of Chicago Cutlery knives in the mix but I think my favorite go-To" knife is my Rada Cook's Knife. It has a "Santoku" style blade with a stainless steel handle. It is light and SHARP!
  8. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I was watching a infomercial and saw the RonCo knives.

    I just could not stop myself and bought them, they turned out great.

    I have a complete set of like 30 knives for $50.
  9. Dutch

    Dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    I saw a set of the ronco knifes at Shopko last week. It was a set of 25 knives for around $30.00. My wife bought the the ronco set last year and while I use some of the knives, there are a bunch still in the shipping box.
  10. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I will agree that they are not the world's best knives but for the money I love them.