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Good quality knives or knife set (<$200)

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Good quality knives or knife set (<$200)

Figured there may be some good deals right now on knife sets for Boxing Day, although I know most that go on sale probably aren't the best quality.

Looking for a good knife set that'll stay sharp for years and won't rust.

Budget is $80-200.

Some that I've been looking at:

J. A. Henckels International Forged Accent 12-piece Knife Block Set for $100 at Costco

IKEA 365+ 3-piece knife set for $40 at Ikea
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Here are a few Henckels Knife Sets from the Bay on sale for Boxing Day:
HI Statement 13-Piece Knife Block Set $149.99: https://www.thebay.com/product/henckels ... =NO_COLOUR
Fine Edge Fuse 13-Piece Set $119.99: https://www.thebay.com/product/henckels ... olor=BLACK


I know that this is above your budget but these premium sets are a great value right now:

Henckels Zwilling Four Star 8-Piece Knife Block with BONUS Shears at $299.99 (Regular $899.99): https://www.thebay.com/product/zwilling ... r=NO_COLOR

Henckels Zwilling Four Star Eight-Piece Knife Block And Bonus Steak Knife Set at $299.99 (Regular $899.99): https://www.thebay.com/product/zwilling ... lor=SILVER
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I would never buy the J.A. Henckels (1-man) and would seriously consider getting the Zwilling J.A. Henckels (2-man) knives.

I personally would never go back to anything else other than Global - I've used a lot of different knives and have only been impressed by this brand. Something about this Japanese brand has turned the culinary world upside down in a sense that everywhere you look from a professional standpoint either when you are watching a cooking show or competition as well as just in house, this is all people use. They are light, nimble and super sharp.
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How you take care of the knives will determine their longevity. Most won't rust but everything, no matter how expensive, will go dull. How you use them, take care of them, and how you use them will make all the difference.
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markopas wrote: I would never buy the J.A. Henckels (1-man) and would seriously consider getting the Zwilling J.A. Henckels (2-man) knives.

I personally would never go back to anything else other than Global - I've used a lot of different knives and have only been impressed by this brand. Something about this Japanese brand has turned the culinary world upside down in a sense that everywhere you look from a professional standpoint either when you are watching a cooking show or competition as well as just in house, this is all people use. They are light, nimble and super sharp.
Where do you buy Global brand knives here in Canada (in Edmonton specifically would be appreciated)?
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jobin219 wrote: Where do you buy Global brand knives here in Canada (in Edmonton specifically would be appreciated)?
Usually Asian culinary stores keep them but you can buy a set from Costco currently has three different sets as a hot buy depending on your budget or the types of knives you use. I personally have a Takashi style set to the 11-pc is what I use and I use all my knives because each knife has their own task to make your job easier. My set didn't come with the shears or the ceramic sharpener (these are ok but I'd recommend possibly getting a pull through method that they support/recommend (mino sharp water wheel - can see that here: https://www.globalcutleryusa.com/knife-care) which is what I use when I'm lazy to pull out my whetstone because it's quick and easy.

Here are the set being sold by Costco right now which is a decent price for the 11-pc.: https://www.costco.ca/CatalogSearch?key ... ttr-Global
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Get the 3 piece Global set from Costco linked above.

Nothing in that price range even comes anywhere close in terms of value.

Absolutely do not buy a JA Henckles or IKEA knife block. I'd take just a single 8" Global G2 chef's knife over an entire block of that junk any day.

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