When you have a good thing going, stay with the plan. That must be the strategy of some knife manufacturers these days. Not that that’s a bad idea. In fact, in this case the guy and gal in the kitchen may benefit. Here’s the story.
I picked up a bunch of knives last week from a lady wanting to take advantage of my spring time special: “Ten kitchen knives sharpened for $35.” The marjority of these knives were stamped “BAKERS & CHEFS.” These knives have the exact same blade as other branded knives I have sharpened. In fact, I had just finished sharpening some knives for a butcher down towards Irvington Alabama and some of his knives had the exact blade minus the branding stamps. These are pretty decent knives and extremely easy to sharpen due to the shallow beveled edge.
You might want to know that both customer’s knives exhibited quite a few nicks and chips in the cutting edge. This indicates that the bevel is too narrow for the knife or the knife edge is striking bone, etc. Still, for the price some retailers charge for the knives, they seem to be a good value. Just be prepared to sharpen often.
Published: March 16, 2015