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Best multipurpose knife?

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Hi cu/ck/s

I'm a student and I'm planning to start cooking next semester

My question is, what sort of knife should I get? I want to save money and I don't have unlimited space, so I don't want to get an entire set. I was thinking just getting one or maybe two. Are there good multipurpose knives out there? Could a single knife potentially fulfil all your cooking needs? I will mostly be cooking simple, cheap vegetarian things. I won't be needing a cleaver, a serrated knife or anything like that. I don't want to spend much more than about £20
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Get an 8 inch Forschner Chef Knife.

I like the wood handle ones but plastic is ok too.

They last a lifetime and the knife used most in a kitchen is the Chef Knife. 8 inch the most common size
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>don't have space for a knife block
I've lived in some small ass apartments, but damn dude, that's a closet.

Either way, go for a chef's knife of some sort.
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I use an 8 inch chefs knife for 90% of things. It's also nice to have a paring knife sometimes and a victorinox/forschner one is like $5
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>>7137534
Those little paring knifes they sell for 5 bucks are awesome, I have a bunch of them both Straight edge and some wavy edge for tomato also.

Ive had mine for many years.
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>>7137507
Get one from a blacksmith, better than cast steel that's for sure.
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A big serrated knife is only good for one job, cutting bread for making sandwiches.

A chef knife sucks for that but can do most other jobs.

The only other job a chef knife sucks at is slicing a big roast or boning out small birds.

You can skin salmon with one, but it wont be good to fillet small fish.
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A chefs knife is pretty much your generic cooking knife. Everything else is specialized for different uses, but you can use a chefs knife for most stuff.

Only other two knives you may want to get are a paring knife (for small stuff) and a serrated knife (dunno what people use these for besides bread, but cutting bread with anything else is hard).
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>>7137507
On a budget?
Get a Mora Clipper. There isn't a SINGLE kitchen task it cannot perform.
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>>7137567

A mora is a good knife for bushcraft, skinning deer and camp tasks.

But has practical purpose in a kitchen.

Working with it would only slow you down.

You would get alot more done alot faster with a Chef Knife.

The Chef knife gets its speed from the rocking motion, which you wont be able to do right with the mora.

I have to of them, in my camping gear.
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>>7137567
You can do almost any kitchen task with any blade, but not necessarily well or easily.

Those are great knives to take camping, but I wouldn't want to dice up a stalk of celery with one..
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>>7137573
You are telling the truth, but you are drunk.

Right?
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Cheapest chef's knife you can find. Cheap knifes are a bit shit, but as a student odds are you're in shared accommodation and someone else is going to fuck up anything remotely expensive you buy.
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Ok so I think I'm going to go for a chef's knife because that is what most people are suggesting

Which one should I go for? Is it worth investing in a good one or should I just go for the cheapest? I don't want something completely ineffective, as I might be cooking quite a lot.
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>>7137618

8 inch is the best size, you want one with a wide blade and made of good metal at a fair price.

This is the one i have owned for over 20 years.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0019WZEUE?keywords=forschner%20chef%20knife&qid=1449267941&ref_=sr_1_3&sr=8-3
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>>7137618
Ikea. I got one there for about 15 bucks and its actually pretty dern nice
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>>7137507
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