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.
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It’s sometimes hard to justify buying a Shun chef knife. Shun’s high-quality Japanese style knives are beautiful, effective, and fairly hassle-free as far as Japanese knives go. Unfortunately, they’re also pretty pricey. A nice Damascus Shun knife tends to be noticeably more expensive than options from competing brands like Dalstrong or even Yoshihiro.
You don’t have to dive very far into the world of Japanese knives before exotic terminology gets thrown around. Even if you’re a knife expert, familiar with all the different types of steel and different edge grinds, you might not know about the unique names that the Japanese use for their knives.
Wusthof vs. Cutco has been a big dilemma for me for months! I’ve wanted a knife set that would complement my kitchen and be functional yet durable at the same time. It seemed impossible to have all three features until I found out about Cutco and Wusthof knives.
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.
The most important difference between a super expensive Shun and a crazy cheap Ginsu knife is the metal each knife is made out of. While things like balance, ergonomics, aesthetics, and handle materials all make a difference, the material that actually makes up the blade has a lot to do with how the knife performs.
People who take cooking seriously tend to really like their fancy chef’s knives. The reasons are pretty simple. Food prep is not the most glamorous task in the world, so anything that makes it go by faster, more smoothly, and in a more enjoyable way is cherished. This means that we want our tools to be efficient and enjoyable to use.
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?