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Western vs Japanese Style Knives

Western Style Knives The fundamental difference between Western style knives and their Japanese counterparts, is the fact that the Western knife is sharpened on both sides of the blade. They therefore have what is called a symmetrical bevel. This obviously has an impact on the

A Short History Of The World Famous Swiss Army Knife

 The Swiss Army Knife is recognized the world over. The bright red handle with a small white cross, concealing multiple blades and fold-out tools has been the go to pocket knife for boy scouts, army regiments and of course the everyman too, for over a

The Cuisinart Advantage 12-Piece Knife Set Reviewed

Now there’s no denying that the Cuisinart Advantage 12-Piece Knife Set is a little different. Just look at those colours! If contemporary technicolor styling is your thing, then you are in the right place. Not only are these knives nice to look at, they are pretty

Review: AmazonBasics Premium 18-Piece Knife Block Set

So Amazon have released a Premium 18-Piece Knife Block Set and it has to be said, the kit is doing a roaring trade. Of course, being an Amazon product it does have the benefit of having a prominent position in the shop window. However, having

Review: Chicago Cutlery Belmont 16-Piece Block Knife Set

Chicago Cutlery have been around since the 1930’s and they certainly know a thing or two about forging kitchen knives. Unfortunately the manufacturing process is carried out in China, meaning the company can’t claim to be fully U.S made, however that hasn’t stopped Chicago from