After my mini Gear Review of the Wustoff Classic Chef’s Knife I was lucky enough for a few of you guys and gals to e-mail about how lucky you have been finding quality knives at Thrift Stores. Pat from Arcadia Knives was nice enough to send along a picture as well. Pat has been a friend of The Backyard Pioneer since the beginning and I recommend stopping by and checking out his work if you get a chance, his custom knives are works of art! He also was kind enough to answer a few questions for me about knives: 5 Questions with Patrick Burns of Arcadia Knives.
“The top 2 knives on the left are the knives I commented about. They were at a thrift store I frequented almost daily . I paid 50 cents for the two and saw them online for $80 and $90. We use these knives daily and routinely rotate the knives through our knife block. All 4 on the left side are J. A. Henkels knives. #3L is a 10” Henkels Chef that was badly abused and I still have some work to do on it. #4L I got at a yard sale, it is SS but in the old butcher style. $2 TotalTop 2 on right I just picked up for $2. They are a Calphalon Santoku and paring knife. I used the paring knife to butcher two deer with.Middle 2 on right are Chicago Cutlery. Not the best but I use the 8″ carver for a lot ofbutchering tasks and am not afraid to use it hard. Small paring is really new to me. $1
Bottom 2 on right are Wustof. The 10″ slicer was horribly disfigured until I made her pretty again, though a little shorter and slimmer. The chef knife is a champ and I have 50 cents in these two knives.”
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