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Post Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:26 pm
jhumpert well done
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Location: Greensburg Indiana
I am wanting to try to get myself set up for any situation when it comes to grilling one piece at a time. I already started with the Maverick ET-732, now the PBC, just got a thermapen finally this week after 2 years and also purchased a couple cheapy utility knives at Sam's that look like they MIGHT work pretty good for trimming butts and brisket, if I can keep them sharp enough.

What types and sizes of knives do you think would make the best Frankenstein set of well rounded knives needed for any BBQ situation?

Any recommendations for a good slicing knife also?

What about knife sharpeners?

Any particular manufactures to avoid?

I am on a budget and probably will only be able to buy 1-2 pieces at a time so not looking for a 300.00 professional chef knife kit, least not right now. We have a Wolfgang Puck knife set with a steel but even those were not very good for trimming down ribs to St Louis style probably not sharp enough.
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Post Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:41 pm
Nick medium-rare
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Forshner knives are great and affordable, made by Victornox (Swiss Army Knives) Always rated high on America's Test Kitchen.
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Post Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:20 pm
jhumpert well done
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Nick wrote:
Forshner knives are great and affordable, made by Victornox (Swiss Army Knives) Always rated high on America's Test Kitchen.

I see them alot on amazon. May have to check in to those for sure
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Post Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:45 pm
ScreamingChicken BBQ Deputy
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If you're a Cook's Country member you can use this link to get their list of recommended affordable knives.

Post Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:15 pm
YardBurner BBQ Deputy
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Location: Damascus, Maryland
I have a bunch of really good knives
in the kitchen at home.
Each was bought one at a time for specific purposes.
Not a set thing at all.

One of these days I gotta get together some photos
of the arsenal

My travel and competition set is made up of
Forschner and Mundial white handle commercial
knives.

But.

If I were to start all over again from
scratch I'd go completely Forschner.

http://www.cutleryandmore.com/forschner_knives.htm

This is just one of many suppliers out there
but I've had perfect experiences with these guys.

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Post Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:29 pm
jhumpert well done
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Location: Greensburg Indiana
YardBurner wrote:
I have a bunch of really good knives
in the kitchen at home.
Each was bought one at a time for specific purposes.
Not a set thing at all.

One of these days I gotta get together some photos
of the arsenal

My travel and competition set is made up of
Forschner and Mundial white handle commercial
knives.

But.

If I were to start all over again from
scratch I'd go completely Forschner.

http://www.cutleryandmore.com/forschner_knives.htm

This is just one of many suppliers out there
but I've had perfect experiences with these guys.

-YB


So if somebody was wanting to Frankenstein a set together for all around general use for BBQ what size knives and type would I need? I know I would need a boning knife (6", 8" or 9"?) , slicing knife, and ??????

Those Forschner knives in the link seem pretty reasonable priced, I was expecting them to be more expensive. The ones I bought at Sam's look like the boning knife style possibly.
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Post Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:31 pm
jhumpert well done
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Location: Greensburg Indiana
ScreamingChicken wrote:
If you're a Cook's Country member you can use this link to get their list of recommended affordable knives.

Not a member on that site.
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Post Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:21 pm
Seattle-Q well done
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Location: Kirkland, WA
I use the Victorinox and I could not be happier. Also for the price it can't be beat.

http://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-Swiss- ... inox+knife

I had a friend over yesterday and she was using the knife and said wow this is really nice. Also if the handle gets wet it will not become slippery. I am buying 6 of them for Christmas gifts this year and yes she is getting one too :)

Post Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:31 pm
jhumpert well done
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Location: Greensburg Indiana
Here are the knives I bought Saturday. I used them this evening to trim a packer brisket and the bottom one worked great.

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Post Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:41 pm
BaasPro medium
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Location: Alvaton, KY

I bought those same knives at Sam's and I love 'em for trimming ribs or cutting up whole chickens. Well worth the low price.
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Post Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:07 am
YardBurner BBQ Deputy
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Location: Damascus, Maryland
Tough to beat the Sam's Club thing.

Package with a 10 and an 8" chefs
another with two boning knives
another with a pair of 8" santukos
and one more with a pair of parers.

All for well under $50

Not so sharp outta the box but they clean up
well and hold a pretty decent edge.

Just wish they sold a pair of ham slicers.
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Post Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:31 am
jhumpert well done
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Location: Greensburg Indiana
YardBurner wrote:
Tough to beat the Sam's Club thing.

Package with a 10 and an 8" chefs
another with two boning knives
another with a pair of 8" santukos
and one more with a pair of parers.

All for well under $50

Not so sharp outta the box but they clean up
well and hold a pretty decent edge.

Just wish they sold a pair of ham slicers.

I looked at all of those knives and almost came home with the Santukos also but figured for right now I needed the boning knives worse so I could trim. What exactly is the Santuko knives used for other than general cutting? I will probably end up getting the other knives as well especially after using the boning set tonight. Before I used them I actually hit them on a steel and was amazed how easily the smaller boning knife sliced the wrapping open and also cut that deckle so good. I love my cheapy knives.
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Post Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:36 am
jhumpert well done
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Location: Greensburg Indiana
BaasPro wrote:
I bought those same knives at Sam's and I love 'em for trimming ribs or cutting up whole chickens. Well worth the low price.

I agree, worked really good for trimming brisket.
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Post Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:02 am
YardBurner BBQ Deputy
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Location: Damascus, Maryland
The santoku is kinda like a western chef's knife.
All purpose slicing, dicing and mincing.

The way I figure it is the
knife companies pushed them onto
the TV cooking shows to drum
up some sales. Not everyone in America
alreadyhad one (or two) and when you see
your fave celeb cook using one you get a
hankerin to get one for the collection.

Plus they look a lot less scary than an
eight or ten inch chef's knife.

Next big thing I see them pushing
is the Nakiri, which I've been using
for twenty years or so.

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Post Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:39 pm
Cactus1 well done
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We have a complete set of Calphalon knives. They were recommended to us when we decided to buy a good knife set 5 or 6 years ago. They're OK but I still prefer my hodge-podge of inexpensive knives. I have a favorite paring knife that stores in it's own sharpener, an old boning knife, an old butcher knife, and a mixed bag of steak knives. I still use my cheapie Hamilton Beach electric knife that dates to my bachelor days. My favorite knife is an Appalachian Bow Knife that we bought at a craft show 6 or 7 years ago. I can slice just about anything paper thin with it.
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