If you are a “hands-on” kind of person you no doubt appreciate the quality and workmanship of a well made knife. When it comes to pocket knives you seek out goods from top names – Kershaw® knives for example, and you consider a well crafted tool an extension of your own hands. It’s no different when you are someone who enjoys cooking – using well made carving and fillet knives makes the work easier and more pleasurable and the results look and taste better.
When selecting kitchen cutlery it’s a good idea to do some research before making a purchase. Most of the major cutlery manufacturers have websites which are very informative and can provide a good education on the features and benefits of the brands. Names such as JA Henckels and Wüsthof® have been crafting cutlery for over a century so they’ve had ample time to perfect their craft; some of the newer knife makers offer cutting edge technology and innovation so theses a lot to consider.
In addition to looking at manufacturer websites it’s a good idea to check the websites of stores where you might normally buy housewares and cutlery. Take the time to read the reviews and ratings on any knife you may be considering. This is not advertising but actual observations and commentary written by people just like you who have actually purchased the items you may be considering. They will tell you the good and not so good stuff while the ratings represent the cumulative results; these are independent observations and tend to be directionally very representative of how people feel about the product or brand.