Knife Expert Guesses Cheap vs. Expensive Knives | Price Points | Epicurious


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  • deedeeiam
    deedeeiam 13 minutes ago

    The chalk artist on these episodes needs some props.

  • Wootburger
    Wootburger 39 minutes ago

    How did this guy steal Chris Pratt's voice?

  • Ryan Okubo
    Ryan Okubo 53 minutes ago

    Man, you comparing some off brand junk to Japanese and German knives, that ain’t fair bro. Damn a $3000 knife, I can get a decent gun or a really nice pocket knife for that. But that is a really nice looking knife with the Damascus and knurled handle.

  • andiCNH
    andiCNH Hour ago

    were all the cheaper ones out of a single pack or something? this was the easiest one i've watched so far

  • BackwardsFish86
    BackwardsFish86 Hour ago

    Those are the hands of a hard working man, stop bashing him because you have perfect pampered hands that havent seen a hard day of manual labor.

  • Ira Neff
    Ira Neff Hour ago

    “6-7 inches is all you need for a boning knife”
    Me: hehehe nice

  • 21111
    21111 2 hours ago

    Take a shot every time he says knife.

  • Adil Amin
    Adil Amin 2 hours ago

    this guy sounds a lot like chris pratt

  • Frank Guy
    Frank Guy 2 hours ago

    "These knives are totally different but they have a lot of similarities"

  • Frank Guy
    Frank Guy 2 hours ago

    "We have this plastic knife and this machined steel, brass bolted decorative Signature Edition knife... I think the second is more expensive"

  • RustyTE80
    RustyTE80 3 hours ago

    Seriously Epicurious? A grade school student could tell which is more expensive. Noty impressed. 2/10 would not watch again.

  • Levi Burton
    Levi Burton 3 hours ago

    A child could tell with theses

  • Poast Toasties
    Poast Toasties 3 hours ago


  • Atria Wulf
    Atria Wulf 4 hours ago

    Often times paring knives are best to go with the cheaper option because its not worth resharpening them often times.

  • Tommy Kelly
    Tommy Kelly 4 hours ago

    8:09 "... six or seven inches is all you need for a boning knife. You want it to be a little stiff"

  • Alex Martinez
    Alex Martinez 4 hours ago

    Why does this remind me of that scene from "Mean Girls" where the girl was giving the weather report "with a chance of rain", while in the rain?

  • Nick Mernedakis
    Nick Mernedakis 4 hours ago

    Ferric chloride is a base dummy

  • djsnowman06
    djsnowman06 7 hours ago

    Might have been nice if they compared a decent knife to another decent knife. It's pretty obvious when u compare a German steel scalpel to a steaming dog turd...

  • Don't want to use your Google+ Name? Ok, we'll ask you again later

    Decorative knives vs practical knives.
    The price differences were obvious but I like how this guy highlights the actual purpose of the knives. The cheap knives exist to be used.

  • Xavier Carrion
    Xavier Carrion 9 hours ago

    I got all of them right this is one of the easiest episodes yet

  • The Original Gamer
    The Original Gamer 9 hours ago

    'Ey mate, you got a loicense for dat knoife?

  • aalever
    aalever 9 hours ago

    Easiest one to guess at home yet

  • Mr. Z
    Mr. Z 9 hours ago

    On next week's show. ..we compare a donkey and a Ferrari .

  • Volatility
    Volatility 11 hours ago

    He speaks very loudly

    AXOMA 12 hours ago

    Don't need to be an expert for those fgs

  • JS Krawz
    JS Krawz 13 hours ago

    Today... We are going to compare two cars and see if our expert can determine which one is more expensive... First up we have a Bugatti Chiron on the left, and on the right, we have a Ford Fiesta S... Hmmm... This is gonna be a real tough one...

  • ukguy
    ukguy 14 hours ago +1

    Even a monkey could tell which ones are the better knives.

  • Rayleaa
    Rayleaa 15 hours ago

    This is so dumb... literally any person could do this, “here is a 350$ knife and here is a 4$ which is more expensive ??” Why do you need a expert for this? Would be a lot more interesting to see small difference in price and not the top shelf compared to the bottom !

  • Kev Von Castlehill
    Kev Von Castlehill 15 hours ago

    guessing i'm a Knife Expert?

  • World Peace
    World Peace 16 hours ago

    You don’t need to be an expert to know for those examples.

  • Andrew Brockhage
    Andrew Brockhage 16 hours ago

    Yup, putting an obvious Wusthof against a fibrox, no way the expert will be able to tell those apart lol...

  • Furness Prime
    Furness Prime 17 hours ago

    11$ for a plastic paring knife? What you smokin?

  • Thokkerius
    Thokkerius 17 hours ago

    This guy knifes!

  • Rob Babcock
    Rob Babcock 18 hours ago

    C'mon, this video is idiotic! A monkey could tell which ones were most expensive of these knives, no expertise needed. And a genuine expert (or even a guy that's worked at Sur La Table for a while) could probably tell who who made them all by the trade dress. Overall I've enjoyed this series (ie 'experts guess____________') but this one was kinda stupid.

  • Hasan Issa
    Hasan Issa 19 hours ago

    Clean your fingernails with one of the knives.

  • Cole Hinshaw
    Cole Hinshaw 19 hours ago

    As a knife guy thus guy is just slinging around terms you wouldn’t know if you weren’t a knife guy. Trying to sound smart it sounds like. Doesn’t take a knife “expert”. Probably just a guy that works for them that’s a knife guy and they probably told him just try to sound smart lol. Still watched the whole thing so I can’t complain too much.

  • jermyang
    jermyang 21 hour ago

    one thing i enjoy about these is that it's not too elitist/affected in general.

  • StealthAssasin 1Day
    StealthAssasin 1Day 22 hours ago

    They should of made this more difficult. Good information but its night and day. Maybe he should guess the price range as well to make it more impressive.

  • Johhny depp
    Johhny depp 22 hours ago

    I was half expecting at some point in the video; "Knife A, with a full tang, made of sturdy material, it's something everyone should have in their kitchen and Knife B... appears to be a spoon, that doubles as a fork... Knife B is in fact a spork.."
    This video is hilarious. It's almost like satire upon satire.

  • Rogelio Riojas
    Rogelio Riojas Day ago

    The explanations where great, but a 10 yeard old kid can tell wich is more expensive

  • dae3xt
    dae3xt Day ago

    I'm not a knife expert. i don't cook. I guessed them all correctly within couple of seconds by looking at them. haha

  • musicmaker2
    musicmaker2 Day ago

    Wash your hands and clean under those nails guy.

  • Joe M
    Joe M Day ago

    wow that was hard*

  • Tom L
    Tom L Day ago

    It’s more can I tell which one has a brand name on it?

    HDGDL Day ago

    Really subtle way to tell all your friends your next birthday wish.

  • Saw Saw
    Saw Saw Day ago

    worker hands

  • Vance Corsey
    Vance Corsey Day ago

    8:08 '6 inches , 7 inches is all you really need for boning and you wanted to be Stiff' 😂 parafrased

  • Spark Lawns
    Spark Lawns Day ago

    There's partial tang....the full tang...and of course...the sacred pootie tang....

  • Rennaaa
    Rennaaa Day ago

    This was way too obvious, even an amateur could tell which one is more expensive.

  • iSigmax
    iSigmax Day ago

    Fella here probably knows a thing or two about knives.
    Hands are pretty typical of knifemakers. Just have y'all know, craftsmen have seemingly dirty hands not by choice. Some of these just doesn't wash off as easily as you think it does.
    That said, he sounds dumb because the selection of knives presented pretty much required him to state the obvious. He could have went on to talk about different steel and grades but whatever for? He's probably tasked to dumb it down for y'all sheeple.
    You probably don't know much about knife if you ask "what's a sheeple?"

  • Dan Nugent
    Dan Nugent Day ago

    You really didnt have to be an "expert " to tell which one was more expensive, was ez

  • Ditong Li
    Ditong Li Day ago

    It’s so obvious.....

  • MyAnh Le
    MyAnh Le Day ago

    he could have washed his hands before shooting this video good lord

  • lacrossegirl57
    lacrossegirl57 Day ago

    Why does he sound like Patton Oswalt

  • Random stuff with Michael

    I don’t even know if you need to be an expert to figure out a lot of these. There are times when I see the two unveil and I just think “yeah... that thing’s worth way more.”

  • MrTohawk
    MrTohawk Day ago

    Please do one for wine.

  • Sam Adams
    Sam Adams Day ago

    This episode sucked. It was so clear which ones were cheap vs expensive. I was going to close the video before the end but im glad i didnt. That damascus blade was beautiful.

  • My 0x1E
    My 0x1E Day ago

    The price difference was so vast because I don't think he would actually be able to tell the difference.
    Anyone should be able to see a difference between a £300 and £4 knife. Now put a £5 and £10, or £150 and £200 knife in front of him and lets see what happens.
    He clearly had no idea of what price range each knife would be. Like "I think this would be a sub £30 knife, while this should be upwards of £100". No instead you compare a £4 to £350 and then look surprised at the huge difference.

  • shanisman2002
    shanisman2002 Day ago

    The nails got me tripping !!!£

  • SixStringViolence
    SixStringViolence Day ago +1

    These fingernails....

  • vovapsix
    vovapsix Day ago

    This is kind of an obvious comparison, maybe its just me, but it takes at most a second to tell which is more expensive, from handle, to tang, to heel, to taper, to polish. This is a drastic comparison, even to an untrained eye...
    P.S. The price margin and quality is substantially different in these comparisons. It all boils down to this. Are you interested in cooking techniques, do you want your blade to last longer and cut sharper, is your budged big enough to spend on a tool that can potentially withstand a lifetime of use, are you prepared to take proper care of your knife (dry it, sharpen it etc.), then choose the more expensive one you wont regret it one bit. On the other hand if your budget is low, you dont want to take special care of your knife, you dont care much about its lifespan since its cheap, you dont use kitchen knives as often, then the cheaper knife is for you.

  • Lighthalzen
    Lighthalzen Day ago

    It would have been better to also have the expert give an estimated price. For example, if a knife was estimated to be $60 and it was only $15 vs nice knife he judges more expensive and estimated to be $80 but priced at $250. Being more expensive does not always mean you get the quality you pay for.

  • fluffy
    fluffy Day ago

    I generally like these videos but this one had a bunch of no-contest comparisons, and I also wish he'd said which one would be the better one to actually get and use, since with knives it's especially the case that more $$$ isn't necessarily better.

  • Phar Benson
    Phar Benson Day ago

    Is it just me or could anyone tell what one was more expensive but the first look before he even said anything?

  • wormlotion
    wormlotion Day ago

    Kids, never peel potatoe by nail before making a close up video of knifes...

  • Rucha
    Rucha Day ago

    I see all the comments saying the comparisons were obvious and I agree but I love how he explained every thing! His hands show his experience! Loved the video nonetheless!

    • Rucha
      Rucha Day ago

      Also the art behind it amazing!

  • Charles Barkley
    Charles Barkley Day ago +5

    My guy looks like hes been washing his hands in dirt

  • Sanction
    Sanction Day ago

    That background is very very detailed

  • nickysantoro314
    nickysantoro314 Day ago

    I'm just glad that he confirmed that 6-7 inches is an ideal length for boning.

  • Justin Switzer
    Justin Switzer Day ago

    It’s sooo obvious the whole time

  • Oscar Ayrton Jimenez Lara

    that guy has ROUGH hands, no wonder why he's a knife expert

  • Taylor McFadden
    Taylor McFadden Day ago

    doesn't take an expert to know which is the cheap knife. good information though

  • Chalky
    Chalky Day ago

    That's not a knoife.

  • RoseIsNotAFlower

    Anyone could do this.....

  • Naim Shobutolibov
    Naim Shobutolibov 2 days ago

    so dumb

  • Hannibal
    Hannibal 2 days ago

    Show should be called: "X Expert *explains* Cheap vs. Expensive Y".
    Not even one of these couldn't have been determined by an amateur by just looking at the materials..

  • Lukos0036
    Lukos0036 2 days ago

    Expensive knifes are show pieces. If you want something you can use every day or beat up on, you go cheap.

  • Joseph Flores
    Joseph Flores 2 days ago

    Its funny how obvious they made it to notice which one is cheap and which one is expensive

  • UAV marky
    UAV marky 2 days ago

    if your going to buy cheap buy a few, simples :)

  • Felix Vasin
    Felix Vasin 2 days ago

    that damascus knife earned my like. the expert was cool too.

  • Luke Nance
    Luke Nance 2 days ago

    Don’t think you needed the expert to figure these out.

  • R L
    R L 2 days ago

    I'm not hating on this guy but I got all the expensive knife correct and I'm not knife expert I'm just a random 13 year old

  • Orange RL
    Orange RL 2 days ago

    I think the episodes where they were a little closer in comparison were better. I don't think we needed him to tell us which one was more expensive...

  • Mara Leigh
    Mara Leigh 2 days ago

    They should do Wine 🍷 experts comparing cheap wine to expensive wine

  • amjad hamatto
    amjad hamatto 2 days ago

    he be biting his nails too much

  • spiderman .p
    spiderman .p 2 days ago

    What the point of this like this video has no relevance what so ever

  • Ian L
    Ian L 2 days ago

    Stupid and painfully obvious

  • Randy Hanson
    Randy Hanson 2 days ago

    WOW, this guy is incredible. On a good day, I may... MAY have been able to tell which knife was more expensive.

  • weeb me daddy
    weeb me daddy 2 days ago

    Too easy -_-

  • Darthplagueis13
    Darthplagueis13 2 days ago

    To be fair: You don't really need an expert to see which of those is more expensive. I mean, it pretty much only requires a bit of common sence that a light knife with a hidden tang and a very simply plastic grip is nowhere in the same price range as a full tang knife with a heavy, ergonomical grip and a bolster, not even to speak of damaskus steel.

  • Hunter1998ice
    Hunter1998ice 2 days ago

    This video seems very exccessive

  • Osvaldo Tempura
    Osvaldo Tempura 2 days ago

    Who watches forged in fire?

  • Turdinator05
    Turdinator05 2 days ago

    You want the boning knife to be 6-7 inches and it looks like these ones are a little more stiff

  • Pongze Lor
    Pongze Lor 2 days ago

    I wonder how he’d rate the Hmong Knife.

  • Patrick Bateman
    Patrick Bateman 2 days ago

    Thanks captain obvious

  • Bradley Nikolas
    Bradley Nikolas 2 days ago

    Wheres karambit?

  • Davis
    Davis 2 days ago

    It's just obvious which is the more expensive one

  • Fatvod
    Fatvod 2 days ago

    Yea this one was real tough to guess...

  • Tobias
    Tobias 2 days ago

    Expensive knives aren't worth it. Just sharpen your old inexpensive ones, and they'll work just as good. I have some expensive knives, but I'm always worried of breaking them.

  • MrCombatboots9
    MrCombatboots9 2 days ago

    Why are his nails so gross. Was he digging for potatoes right before this?