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superfinespot May 26, 2009 03:37 PM

how do i dispose of kitchen knives?
they're dull and i have no use for them. they're large.

  1. r
    RGC1982 May 27, 2009 07:38 PM

    I wrapped mine in pieces of heavy cardboard that were taped together with packing tape, with extra care at the tips.

    1. ScubaSteve May 27, 2009 06:49 PM

      throw them in the trash?

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      1. re: ScubaSteve
        alwayscooking May 27, 2009 06:52 PM


        1. re: alwayscooking
          ScubaSteve May 27, 2009 07:03 PM

          sure, i'd just toss them in the dumpster.

      2. alwayscooking May 26, 2009 03:47 PM

        I've little experience with getting rid of knives (buying is another issue). First thought would be to give to someone I know for sharpening. Alternately, give them to a knife sharpener for reconditioning and their resale (I hate to see anything wasted).

        I wonder if thrift stores sell knives or have buyers that want them.

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        1. re: alwayscooking
          chuckl May 26, 2009 04:02 PM

          Yeah, I've seen old knives sold at thrift stores locally. When they buy them they're just old knives, when they sell them, they're "vintage"

          1. re: chuckl
            superfinespot May 26, 2009 04:45 PM

            hmm.. i could get these sharpened but i'm not sure it's worth the expense of having them sharpened v buying a new set. i'm not sure these knives were high quality when they were brand new.

            1. re: superfinespot
              chuckl May 26, 2009 04:59 PM

              you could always pass them to a thrift shop and just get 1 or 2 good knives. If you're on a budget, as many of us are, check out a Forschner 8- or 10 inch chef's knife. High quality and good value. Beyond that, maybe a serrated bread knife and a paring knife and you can be all set for under $75. I'd stay away from a set; you really don't need most of them

              1. re: superfinespot
                Caroline1 May 27, 2009 12:23 AM

                If your knives aren't worth sharpening, a reputable knife sharpener will tell you so. Most of them guarantee their work so they're not anxious to waste their time on bad knives. Couldn't hurt to ask.

                1. re: Caroline1
                  superfinespot May 27, 2009 09:17 AM

                  i'm going to ask a sharpener. thanks for the suggestion.
                  and a thrift store is a good idea if i do need to purchase replacements.

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            jenhen2 May 26, 2009 03:45 PM

            wrap them heavily in newspaper and then with packing tape. Or donate them to the salvation army.

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