Show Off Your Kitchen Knives!

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Re: Show Off Your Kitchen Knives!

Post by Quick Steel » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:03 pm

FRJ: are any of those wooden handled knives Chicago cutlery? Just curious. Also is there any brand that you favor?
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Re: Show Off Your Kitchen Knives!

Post by FRJ » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:51 pm

Hi Quick Steel.
I don't have any Chicago Cutlery. Some are Ka-bar, Case, Robeson and Utica, and Queen and Russell, for more familiar U.S. knife brands.
Also A.J. Jordan, Sheffield, Hoffman, Germany, Sabatier from France, and others.
I stumbled on a Dexter chef knife and soon realized its high quality, and looked for more of a certain model number. The 489 series.
4898, 48910, 48912, to designate blade length. This is a Harrington knife company brand which merged with Russell and is no more.
Dexter was a son of Mr. Harrington, Southbridge, Ma. It's a great knife.

I don't have a favorite because truth be told, I don't know much about them. I like the Dexter for its quality and design and USA connection. The reason most of this stuff appeals to me is it is classic professional kitchen tools that are indeed quite useful in the kitchen. And believe me, I'm no pro. Not even close. I just like good tools and I have to stop buying them.
I hope you like them.
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Re: Show Off Your Kitchen Knives!

Post by Quick Steel » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:25 am

I like the Dexter for its quality and design and USA connection.
Thanks FRJ. You have a really interesting collection.

I asked about the Chicago brand only because one knife of theirs I had, though inexpensive, was a great knife in the kitchen.Somewhat related: A few years back a large survey was made of professional butchers. Turned out that by far the most popular among them was the relatively inexpensive Forshner. It's popularity was due not to its low cost but to its superior slicing thereby placing less stress on the hand and wrist.

I believe Swiss Army is dropping the Forshner label and will use the standard Swiss Army label. This may have already taken effect.
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Re: Show Off Your Kitchen Knives!

Post by Miller Bro's » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:45 am

Nice collection of kitchen knives Joe! ::tu::

Thanks for posting pictures of them :wink:
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Re: Show Off Your Kitchen Knives!

Post by FRJ » Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:46 pm

Thanks, Dimitri. My pleasure.
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Re: Show Off Your Kitchen Knives!

Post by whitebuffalo58 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:10 am

Just getting into the kitchen cutlery, you fellers have set a pretty high bar! ::tu::
Here's a couple I picked up recently. A Case XX 283-9 and a massive 19-1/2" Harrington Allen-Dexter meat cutters knife.
I read the history of Harrington, Dexter and Russell in the above posts, but not sure where the Allen name comes in. Maybe a contract knife? ::shrug::
One thing's for sure, this bad boy was meant for more then puttin' the splits in your bologna before fryin' it up! :)
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Re: Show Off Your Kitchen Knives!

Post by Mossdancer » Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:33 am

whitebuffalo58;
How long is the blade on the Dexter about 15 inches.
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Re: Show Off Your Kitchen Knives!

Post by whitebuffalo58 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:54 am

Right at 14-1/4", Moss. Handle's about 5-1/4".
While i'm here, this is a close-up of the markings.
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Re: Show Off Your Kitchen Knives!

Post by Miller Bro's » Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:35 pm

I have a box full of these :o

Love the bone handles!

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Re: Show Off Your Kitchen Knives!

Post by whitebuffalo58 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:00 pm

Hands down, that is the best lookin' table knife i've ever seen, Dimitri!! Did they make matching spoons and forks? What a way to set a holiday table!! ::tu::

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Re: Show Off Your Kitchen Knives!

Post by Miller Bro's » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:10 pm

Thanks WB!

I have seen the forks with the bone but not any spoons.
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Re: Show Off Your Kitchen Knives!

Post by whitebuffalo58 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:19 pm

Oh well, the fork and knife's all you need. Who eats soup at Thanksgiving, anyway?! :D

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Re: Show Off Your Kitchen Knives!

Post by Beechtree » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:52 am

Those are beauties MB. Really fantastic jigging. I have a set that I will post, the color is slightly different and they are not in as nice shape. Great set, they would look so good with a very fine meal.

Joe, you have a great collection. I love carbon steel kitchen knives. In the kitchen is where I use carbon steel knives each and every day. I love the number of chef knives you have, if you ever want to part with a couple let me know.
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Re: Show Off Your Kitchen Knives!

Post by oldblinddog » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:08 am

Quick Steel wrote:
I believe Swiss Army is dropping the Forshner label and will use the standard Swiss Army label. This may have already taken effect.
They have the Victorinox label on them now. Same knife as before. ::tu::

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Re: Show Off Your Kitchen Knives!

Post by TripleF » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:39 am

Currently this is all I have....Meriden Cutlery Company....

She is a beauty!
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