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Best of New York Shopping 2004

Best Chef's Knives

  • Broadway Panhandler

    65 E. 8th Street, 212-966-3434

    Norman Kornblueth, owner of Broadway Panhandler, developed his passion for knives as an Eagle Scout. These days, he stocks one of the city’s most comprehensive selections, encompassing about 30 top brands, from the ever-popular Wusthof to Kyocera, maker of those ultra-sharp Japanese ceramic knives. An eight-inch steel cook’s knife will cost you anywhere from $34 (Mundial) to $80 (Wusthof). The staff will help you choose and show you how to hold a knife correctly with your thumb and forefinger.

From the 2003 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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