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workingitthrough Sun 07-Apr-13 19:08:18

We are just creating a gift list for our wedding at John Lewis. We would like to put a couple of good knives on there, but I'm not familiar with which are the best brands. John Lewis have Sabatier, Robert Welch and Global. Does anyone have experience with these?

LimeFlower Sun 07-Apr-13 23:06:24

I'd love to have Global,they last a lifetime but I can't afford them.Never heard about R.Welch.Sabatier-there are a few kind of Sabatiers,depends which one you want.

I can recommend Victorinox-not expensive and not rubbish either.

erowid Mon 08-Apr-13 01:32:49

Global for durability, every professional kitchen I've worked in has them.

sashh Mon 08-Apr-13 06:40:55

I have one Sebatier knife I've had for 30 years and is used most days.

I could only afford one at the time so bought a size that is ideal for chopping everything.

I also have a set of Jean Patrique - these wouldn't serve muster in a professional kitchen but I got a deal where you paid £10 delivery and got the knives 'free'.

www.jean-patrique.co.uk/home/index/?campaign=G&gclid=CIuTgtyturYCFajLtAodtxwA4g

JamNan Mon 08-Apr-13 09:04:15

I've had my two Sabatier knives 40 years - they have the right feel and balance for my hand and keep a lovely sharp edge. Then I have a small paring knife from Tesco that cost a fiver that's really good although it needs sharpening more often. I can't get on with Global because I think they are designed for a larger (man's) hand.

Andro Mon 08-Apr-13 12:42:02

Sabatier; I have a complete set of them, some of the best money I have ever spent on kitchen tools.

haggisaggis Mon 08-Apr-13 12:48:02

You need to go and actually feel them as it is down to what you like. I like a heavy cook's knife - mine is a Henckels - I use it ALL the time and just bought my dad one for his birthday. I don't like Global knives as to me they are too light - as are Sabatier but it is down to what you want.
You also get knife blocks now that take any kind of knife so you can mix and match as you want.

HappyGirlNow Mon 08-Apr-13 16:20:37

I have Zwilling ones - I think they use them in Masterchef andi know nick Nairn uses them..

www.johnlewis.com/henckels-zwilling-pure-chef's-knife-20cm/p231814267

HappyGirlNow Mon 08-Apr-13 16:22:15

Oh haggisaggis - great minds from a (presumably) fellow Scot grin

getoffthecoffeetable Mon 08-Apr-13 16:27:14

Definitely Global. Love our set that we had as a wedding gift.
You can get them cheaper than John Lewis if you look for a deal. They usually have a stand at the Good Food Show if you're going to that and they do deals if you buy in the day.

Jessy15 Wed 01-Feb-17 01:44:41

The best are the karmin knives.

LuisCarol Wed 01-Feb-17 02:22:21

All knives go blunt eventually. Spend the money on a good sharpener.

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