We’re featuring another round of great outdoor knives and survival gear that are awesome gift ideas, including handy tools that will make picking the perfect Christmas tree a cinch this year. Let us know in the comments what you think!
We can safely say that we’ve never been bored by a Swiss Army multi-tool design, and the nautical camouflage pattern on this new collection of Victorinox knives continues that tradition. You’ll have your choice of Classic SD, Skipper and Huntsman models, which give you up to 14 integrated functions. This holiday season, skip the lame stuffers and add these to your family’s stockings. Multi-tools make great gifts for everyone, and these unique colors are sure to be a hit this holiday season.
Today, we’re going to be taking a look at kitchen knives and helping you to build your perfect kitchen knife collection. Let’s do this!
First off, you’ll want to decide whether you want to build your kitchen collection one at a time, or as a block set. Block sets can get you a lower price per blade, but the advantage of doing things piecemeal is that you can get the exact assortment of knives that suits your hands and your cooking style. There are a ton of different blade types and options to choose from, but to keep things simple, we’re going to focus on some of the more common types you’ll want to look at.
We’ll be picking and choosing knives from a variety of different brands and series to show you what it would be like to customize your own knife set. If you like the style of any of these knives and would prefer all your kitchen knives to match, all of these knives are available in block sets at the Knife Center, as well.
The first knife you’ll want to consider will be the centerpiece of your culinary blade kit, the workhorse that is going to get the bulk of your work done. A popular option is the German-style Chef knife. From cutting meat to slicing veggies, there isn’t much you can’t do with a good chef knife at your side.
A popular alternative to the traditional Chef knife is the Eastern-inspired Santoku. Typically a little shorter than the German Chef knives, the sheepsfoot blade is designed for versatility. Generally speaking, while both styles are almost interchangeable, German-style Chef knives tend to be better optimized at rocking motions and slicing meat. The Santoku will usually be nicer when it comes push cuts and chopping vegetables.
No matter which you choose, you’ll probably want something with a blade in the 7-8 inch range. This is large enough to tackle most jobs you’ll need in a home kitchen but is still agile and easy to use. Wusthof and Henckels are by far the recognized leaders of the German style, while Shun and Miyabi carry the torch for the Asian style.
This Wusthof Classic Ikon 8” Chef Knife is one of our favorite German Chef knives, which takes the classic forged triple-rivet look and turns up the style. It has a natural feeling handle and is made with nice, tough stainless steel. The edge might not be the longest lasting out there, but it is durable and easy to maintain. Some Chef knives come with a full bolster here at the heel of the knife, but the Ikon does not. The edge comes all the way which is going to ensure it can make full contact with your cutting board, especially after it has been resharpened a few times.
Victorinox Swiss Army 125th Anniversary Heritage Knife
The classics are always a hit with collectors and this one from Swiss Army Knives is a great one. It really feels like a knife from the early 1900’s and it classically presented in gift boxes. They are serialized.
You can see them at www.knifecenter.com
Swiss Army has the following to say about them:
Big and Bad! Definitely not your average pocket knife.
This enormous 8.75″ x 3.25″ Wenger Multi-Tool has been packed full of everything you could possibly need.
Features 85 Implements that complete 110 Functions.
Features all 85 tools currently produced by Wenger including: Phiilips/flat screwdrivers,
Just in from Victorinox Swiss Army, we’re thrilled to announce the new 2011 Damascus Limited Edition Climber! Featuring a meticulously crafted Damascus steel main blade, this beauty of a knife is a must have for the Swiss Army Knife collector!
The Limited Edition Climber also features an array of other tools, including a small blade, corkscrew, cap lifter, flat head screwdriver, tweezers, toothpick, and scissors, among others. This knife comes in a window display giftbox, and is individually serial numbered-they’re restricted to just 100 pieces available for sale in the United States. These might not last long, so grab one today at www.knifecenter.com!
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Ok, we have a heck of a lot of specials going on at the same time. It can get confusing. Which ones are really cheap and which ones are just everyday sale items. I’m here to give you the inside scoop. First, let me point out that the reason for these lists is that we have so many items – the list is really enormous and so many of them are really great deals. We just want to help everyone get to what they are looking for and it’s not always easy. For instance: We just posted the “80 Items up to 80% Off- greatest sale ever” promotion. That’s a pretty big claim. Well, these items are hand picked as good items that we just happen to have too many on the shelf. We are willing to make just a bit on them to lighten up our inventory level for the end of the year. We are all in a buying mode right now and, as I say repeatedly, you have to make hay while the sun shines.
Then we have the flat rate shipping through today. Well, this is just a great deal.
We are running the Medford Sale that gives you some really solidly built knives at a reasonable price. Medford likes to price their product way
For 2010 Victorinox Swiss Army Brands is celebrating being “Your Companion for Life, On the Road“. We are celebrating with them by offering these limited edition versions of popular Swiss Army Knife models. Our favorite is the soft touch coated black Climber, but check out the SwissTool Spirit and the One-Hand Master too!
See these knives at www.knifecenter.com
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