Buying a Good Knife

A good knife can accompany you for a long time and save you expenses. Buying a knife may seem like a simple gesture that most people don’t pay much attention to. Supermarkets and discount stores like dollar stores sell them almost everywhere. But when you pay a little attention to knives, you quickly realize that there are various qualities and prices. There are even specialized shops for purchasing kitchen items.

When we talk about the quality of a knife, we refer to the quality of the materials used and the craftsmanship. A good knife is made of steel or harder and more resistant alloys.

Buying high-quality knives is ultimately cheaper than buying lower-quality ones. Lower-quality knives wear out much faster, requiring more frequent sharpening to keep them sharp enough to be easy to use. Over your lifetime, you may end up buying several knives to achieve the same level of satisfaction. In the long run, it would have cost you more without ever truly being satisfied. A good investment in quality knives can even pass down through generations; perhaps you will pass them down to your children.

We have gathered some important points to consider when buying a knife:

  1. Good knives are generally not found in supermarkets. Instead, prioritize specialized stores that focus on kitchen or restaurant supplies.
  2. Talk to the seller; determine if they are just trying to make a sale or if they truly have knowledge about the product they are selling.
  3. Seek advice; buying knives, like other purchases, can vary based on individual preferences and needs. You may already have some good knives but need to complete your set.
  4. A complete knife set usually consists of four knives: a chef’s knife, a utility knife, a slicer, and a bread knife.
  5. Knife sets sold in blocks are often of lower quality. A high-quality set of that size would be expensive. Consider the previous point; a complete set can consist of just four knives.
  6. Good knives are often bought individually.
  7. Unless you are familiar with them, avoid knives with ceramic blades. While ceramic material is harder than steel, it is also very brittle. If you accidentally drop a ceramic knife or try to cut something too hard like bones or frozen items, it can easily shatter into pieces.
  8. Unless you know how to handle them, avoid knives with steel handles. They tend to be slippery and could be dangerous in the hands of an inexperienced user.

Where can you get quality and buy good knives?

There are several places, and while we may not know them all, here are some stores in the Montreal area that are good places to purchase high-quality knives. We have dealt with them in the past and present and personally recommend them. Their service is impeccable, the salespeople are very knowledgeable about their products, and their items are of superior quality.


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