Please Help...I Need a Cleaver

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Hey guys, I have a cleaver that I won at a brisket/rib cook-off a couple of years ago that I absolutely love and I would like to pick up one or two more like it but I don't know where to find them. On the blade of the cleaver I have it says, Zwilling/J.A.Henckels Germany, then has a logo of two dudes that look like they are doing the "walk like an Egyptian" dance followed by- Professional "S" Friodur Ice Hardened 31734-150 (6") No Stain. I can't find anything like it where I live but I don't know where to look. How much do these things cost and is there a better one out there than the one I have or perhaps a better bang for the buck? I really really like this one and I don't want anything of lesser quality, but I like a good deal as well as the next guy. Thanks!
 
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Those are some nice looking cleavers. How does my cleaver compare to the ones listed above quality wise? Also, do any of you know what steel mine is made out of?
 
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Hahha, good ol Henckels. I used to be a sales rep for Cutco, and Henckels was out main competition. Henckels is the brand you find at sears and other department stores. There not bad knives by any means. But, if your looking for good kitchen cutlery, then Cutco products are BY FAR the best on THE PLANET. My mom has had the same set of cutco knives for 22 years and has sent them in for sharpening once. We used one to cut lead pipe in the basement one year for reasons that currently escape me.

Everything cutco is full tang, lifetime guarantee, free sharpening for life. I have some leftover products from my sales days and they get used every single day. The scissors I have can cut through a penny. Last time I checked they have a small and a large cleaver.

http://www.cutco.com/jsp/home.jsp

cleavers
http://www.cutco.com/jsp/catalog/detail.jsp?ensembleId=10252

http://www.cutco.com/jsp/catalog/detail.jsp?ensembleId=10279

hope this helps. I don’t even sell there products any more and I still suggest them to anyone in the market for kitchen cutlery.
 
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See if this is it. http://www.knifecenter.com/kc_new/store_detail.html?s=H31095150

I've used Henckels 4-Star for years and they keep a great edge and are easy to sharpen. Typically you need to buy them in a Cooking-Type Store.

The steel is their own "secret formula" stainless that is Ice Hardened (Friodur). Our Chef's knife bought in 1980 at Bloomingdales in NY is still going strong....and that's after caring, feeding and raising 3 boys and having a June Cleaver type wife (cooked a lot).

You won't go wrong but the $ 100 tag may be a little scary.
 
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Nose Nuggets said:
Hahha, good ol Henckels. I used to be a sales rep for Cutco, and Henckels was out main competition. Henckels is the brand you find at sears and other department stores. There not bad knives by any means. But, if your looking for good kitchen cutlery, then Cutco products are BY FAR the best on THE PLANET. . .

Everything cutco is full tang, lifetime guarantee, free sharpening for life.


Aren't Cutco knives made from stamped 440A? How can they make the "best knives on the planet" from stamped 440A?

You can buy a decent 440A full tang knife for $10 at the supermarket.
 
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Nose Nuggets said:
I used to be a sales rep for Cutco, and Henckels was out main competition. Henckels is the brand you find at sears and other department stores. There not bad knives by any means. But, if your looking for good kitchen cutlery, then Cutco products are BY FAR the best on THE PLANET .


Are you sure CUTCO isn't a front for the Scientologists? Is "Nose Nuggets" an AKA for Psychiatrist Dr. Tom Cruise? You sound mighty brainwashed and I think that the bulk of knowledgeable knife knuts think that CUTCO is Overpriced CRAP!
 
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originally posted by...Nose Nuggests
Hahha, good ol Henckels. I used to be a sales rep for Cutco, and Henckels was out main competition. Henckels is the brand you find at sears and other department stores. There not bad knives by any means. But, if your looking for good kitchen cutlery, then Cutco products are BY FAR the best on THE PLANET. My mom has had the same set of cutco knives for 22 years and has sent them in for sharpening once. We used one to cut lead pipe in the basement one year for reasons that currently escape me.
Come on man, give me a break. You don't honestly believe everything you just said do you? My nephew tried the knife salesman thing and worked for the cutco people. It was funny when he came over to practice his presentation on me. When he got to the part where he asked me to go get my sharpest knife I grabbed my trusty old sunrise fillet knife. He then asked me to try and cut through a piece of rope he had with him and I proceeded to effortlessly cut it. Hell even my rubber handled $24 Schrade fillet knife was sharper and cut better than the cutco. I am not saying that they build bad knives, but they certainly don't appear to be as good or better quality as my Henckel professional cleaver.
 
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Nose Nuggets said:
Hahha, good ol Henckels. I used to be a sales rep for Cutco, and Henckels was out main competition. Henckels is the brand you find at sears and other department stores. There not bad knives by any means. But, if your looking for good kitchen cutlery, then Cutco products are BY FAR the best on THE PLANET. My mom has had the same set of cutco knives for 22 years and has sent them in for sharpening once. We used one to cut lead pipe in the basement one year for reasons that currently escape me.

Everything cutco is full tang, lifetime guarantee, free sharpening for life. I have some leftover products from my sales days and they get used every single day. The scissors I have can cut through a penny. Last time I checked they have a small and a large cleaver.

Nose Nuggets, my friend. cutco knives are like craftsman tools. they're great... for the lifetime guarantee.

On this forum, if you truly believe that cutco is better than Victorinox or kershaw, or for that matter Wusthoff or Sabatier. Keep it to yourself

You'll be better off.
 
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herm. thanks for the tip SlimWhitman.

i dont want to get into a pissing contest or anything, but yeah, I do feel strongly about cutco products. I haven’t used Kershaw or Victorianox kitchen cutlery so I couldn’t compare. But against anything else store bought at a Sears or other department store I am confident in my opinion.
My opinion on the product stems more from my, and my parents personal experience with the product then any of the crap info the cutco reps try to fill us with.
 
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