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Looking for quality, inexpensive cutlery in San Diego?

pRon Dec 6, 2011 04:48 AM

Looking for quality, inexpensive cutlery in San Diego?

Business CostCo seems to have something but I'd like some other ideas...d;^)

Thanks guys, pRon

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    mliew Dec 7, 2011 09:58 AM

    Bed Bath and Beyond actually carries some higher end brands like Global and Wustof. With a 20% off coupon the price is better than anything you'll find online.

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      pRon Dec 7, 2011 04:37 PM

      Thanks mliew,

      I've been looking into that also...d;^)

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      cstr Dec 6, 2011 09:44 AM

      Costco Bus Ctr, just had some knives on sale. You can get a modest 7" Montana Santoku for $7. and a forged 8" chef's, that has pretty good balance, for $20. I consider both good every day low cost knives.

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        pRon Dec 6, 2011 12:21 PM

        Thanks for that cstr,

        I'm OK on knives looking for poultry shears, carving fork, and sharpening steel...

        See above... http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8216...

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          cstr Dec 7, 2011 10:28 AM

          Costco BC also carries sharpening steels and poultry shears.

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            pRon Dec 7, 2011 04:36 PM

            Thanks cstr,

            I was keeping those in mind...d;^)

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        knifesavers Dec 6, 2011 06:34 AM

        There is an internet dealer based in SD in the Miramar area. He is in an industrial park and really doesn't have a storefront but you can walk in and buy. Chef Dave is a wealth of knowledge to help you decide. The only place in SD for some makes such as F Dick, LamsonSharp and other less prestigious brands but he has the high end Japanese makes also. He supplies culinary school students.

        Check out

        http://www.knifemerchant.com/

        Another place is Chef City in Kearny Mesa and San Diego Restaurant supply downtown.

        The Montana lines Costco B/C carries aren't bad but depends your taste when it comes to the Elite chef or paring knives. I don't like the Chef profile but love the meatier than normal on the paring.

        Jim

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          Josh Dec 6, 2011 07:31 AM

          Big 2nd to Knife Merchant. That guy's great.

          1. re: knifesavers
            pRon Dec 6, 2011 12:13 PM

            Hey Jim,

            Thanks VERY much for quick reply...d;^)

            I have the CostCo SABER knive set... http://tinyurl.com/79v39yk

            You sound like the perfect person to ask this, what do you think of them?

            I've had them for about a year and really like them!

            Also do you like a diamond, ceramic, or steel sharpening rod for normal maintance?

            Thanks again for your reply...d;^)

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              knifesavers Dec 6, 2011 07:43 PM

              If you have had them for about a year and they are holding up without a steel they are good. Have not seen them but lots of knives for the money so looks like a promising value if you have the space for them.

              "Normal maintenance" I would suggest a ceramic or fine cut steel. The typical "sharpening" steel has deeper grooves and is a bit heavy handed. Diamond is too aggressive IMHO for a steel. It becomes not a honing rod but a sharpening rod as the diamonds strip metal and too off on the angle you seriously jack your edge.

              I use a medium F Dick steel pre sharpening and an F Dick multi cut post sharpening.

              Dave has a 3 different grit diamond rod, the name escapes me, and likes what it does but I haven't tried it.

              Jim

              1. re: knifesavers
                pRon Dec 7, 2011 05:50 AM

                Hey Jim,

                Thanks VERY much for your knowledgable reply...d;^)

                I'll be sure to contact you if they need beyond normal maintenance,

                1. re: knifesavers
                  pRon Dec 7, 2011 06:28 AM

                  Hey Jim,

                  I had the smaller set for a year and used the included steel, the new set has longer blades and would seem to benefit from a longer 'steel'...

                  You're right about the space, i'm giving them their own drawer. I have little counter space but a couple 'spare' drawers...d;^)

                  Thanks again for your knowledgeable opinion, I'll be sure to look you up if they need beyond normal maintenance!

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                beth1 Dec 6, 2011 01:42 PM

                I bought from knifemerchant.com years ago when I lived in Florida. I had no idea they were this close! Knifesavers, you have made my day!

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