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Henckel Knives Series

I think that the International Classic is forged and made in Spain instead of Germany. All the other International lines are stamped.

Apr 01, 2009
ScottU in Cookware

Global knives breaking/snapping issues?

I wish Bed Bath and Beyond had a testing station!! That would be nice.

Right now I have a $20 8" Analon that does the job ok, so its really a little bit of self indulgence to get another knife. But I figure that since we are registering I might as well get a few things on there that I'll use. And I just cook for fun, usually only for my fiance and I, so there's rarely a lot of prep work. But I get that impression if I were a working chef I think I'd be a lot more hesitant to go with the Global. I think I'm going to go handle a Shun this week and see if I like that grip any better.

Mar 03, 2009
ScottU in Cookware

Global knives breaking/snapping issues?

Thanks everyone for all the advice and suggestions! I think I am going to go and handle a Shun chefs knife for comparison.

I registered for a Forschner bread knife not wanting to spend $$$ on a bread knife, but I think you're right about the paring knife too, might as well go inexpensive with that since I really don't use it very often. Its just easy to get carried away when someone else is potentially buying it! I also registered for a more inexpensive carving set and maybe later I'll buy for myself some Japanese knives like a gyuto and one of those longer slicing knives for sushi.

Mar 03, 2009
ScottU in Cookware

Global knives breaking/snapping issues?

Hi! I'm in the market to upgrade a few new knives (getting married and registering, looking for a chef's, paring, and probably utility and a sashimi). I went to store and tried a few and I really like the light feel of the Globals and the all-steel construction, but I've read from a few posts that some people have had the blade snap off at the handle and that has me a little scared... even though I always take good care of my knives (never dishwash them or anything).

So I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem or do these people just not know how to take care of knives? I have to admit I was thinking about getting a magnetic rack since I like the idea of my knives being right in front of me, but I've heard this can weaken the knife from repeatedly pulling it off.

Thanks for your input!
Scott (new to this forum!)

Mar 02, 2009
ScottU in Cookware