Shun Sora Knives Review: How To Get Shun Knives, Cheap

Written by Peter Allen on . Posted in Cutlery

Ask any professional cook or knife expert what features you should look for in a knife and you’ll get a pretty consistent set of answers. Everyone will agree that you want a high-quality steel, a blade design that suits the knife’s intended use, a comfortable handle, good balance, and ideally a long warranty that will cover any future mishaps. Shun’s Sora line has all of these features, at least at first glance. Why, then, is it so inexpensive compared to Shun’s other products?

The Best Paring Knife Reviews: Killer Knives On A Tiny Budget

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You don’t need a huge collection of knives to be successful as a chef. Having a full knife block can help, don’t get me wrong, but there isn’t a group of kitchen police hiding in your cupboards waiting to burst out and arrest you if you use a chef’s knife for a task that’s slightly more suited for a shorter utility knife. When my friends ask me what knives they should spend their money on, I tend to suggest picking up a midrange chef’s knife, a nice pairing knife, and not much else. As long as my friends are equipped with chef’s and paring knives, I tell them that they’re good to go.

Best Oyster Knife: Top Product Reviews

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Those of us who are fortunate enough to live near the coast have the privilege of enjoying fresh oysters. The gentle, sea-infused taste of an oyster is incredibly unique and worth going out of the way for. If you want to prepare oysters at home, however, you’ll want to get an oyster shucker knife. These specialty tools make the process of opening oysters up much easier, enabling you to spend less time picking out broken pieces of shell and more time enjoying your oysters.

Cutco Knives Review: Are They Worth It?

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Cutco has a fairly unique business model. Instead of relying on smart pricing, good advertising, and great web presence, it uses a direct marketing approach. Cutco hires many salespeople, mostly college students, to visit their friends and family members and demonstrate how good their knives are in-person. The power of these demonstrations is enough to drive sales, even with the high price-tag on Cutco knives.

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