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

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  • Published on Jun 6, 2018
  • In this episode of 'Price Points', Epicurious challenges knife expert Geoff Feder to guess which knife is more expensive. Feder breaks down paring knives, chef knives, boning knives, and serrated knives. For each type, the connoisseur looks at and tests each knife before guessing which knife costs more. Once the prices are revealed, Feder explains why a specific knife costs more and dives into specifics on how each knife is made.
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  • Brian Beadle
    Brian Beadle 30 minutes ago

    These are so blatantly obvious... a Kramer!? Really? Cmon.

  • Brandon Fuentes
    Brandon Fuentes Hour ago

    Lol I really thought he was gonna say hi its Vince Vaughn, at the very beginning 💀

  • Drew x
    Drew x 4 hours ago

    You don’t have to be a expert to know this

  • Bradley Reams
    Bradley Reams 21 hour ago

    DUH ya knife dummy

  • Dylan Lauder
    Dylan Lauder 21 hour ago +1

    You heard it hear first. A slightly stiff six inch boning knife is enough ;)

  • Theogrn
    Theogrn Day ago

    You can tell that dude knows knives cause his fingers

  • Tim McAt
    Tim McAt Day ago

    I mean... you don't need to be an expert with the astoundingly glaring and obvious differences between these knives.

  • boostedmaniac
    boostedmaniac Day ago

    One of the giveaways for a pricey knife is made in Japan.

  • mcsport
    mcsport Day ago

    I spent the whole time worried about his fingers and what's going on with the nails.

  • Aleksandras Gavinčiuk

    His nails are a crime against humanity

  • Anomander Rake
    Anomander Rake 2 days ago

    this one is just way too easy

  • Neil Bradley
    Neil Bradley 2 days ago

    This is the easiest one yet

  • Chris Powers
    Chris Powers 2 days ago

    Ok, so... the thing about the expensive knives... people are afraid to cook with them due to the amount of maintenance that goes into keeping them pristine.... and at 3100 dollars... who can blame them... Where as I went online to something like Tiger Chef... and bought a bunch of Winco branded blades (for home) with the injection-molded NSF certified handles and I filled my kitchen with everything from a cleaver, to the 4in paring knives and for the Chef Knife I bought the 6in the 8in and the 12in... with the 6in and 8in I paid for the knives to be full tang with rivets and an integral bolster. but in total for all 17 knives, the bag and wall mount knife case I paid 110 bucks for it... and using industrial knives in a household setting... these knives have lasted me almost 9 years without any issues. always sharp, always ready to work.
    These are the knives I would choose over any expensive knife because I know I will get my money's worth on a 7.00 dollar knife built for professional kitchens.
    Don't knock the cheap stuff, they are built for the industry

  • jorgech11
    jorgech11 3 days ago

    You can see that knife A is made of steel and is probably made from Japanese steel or Tamahagane produced from iron sand. It is probably also polished by a master and sharpen to a razor finish. Knife B is made of plastic and is actually a spork. Therefore, this leads me to believe that A is the more expensive knife. Let's see...

  • PUGHIE
    PUGHIE 3 days ago

    you can tell this fatty cuts his arms

  • BRUHH
    BRUHH 3 days ago

    Ummm i wonder which one is more expensive the one made of Damascus steel which looks like it was forged by a master smith in the middle of mordor or the one that looks like it was picked up at a market from a shifty asian guy

  • German Survivalist
    German Survivalist 3 days ago

    At least try to hide the brand and stuff. The guy didn`t need any more hints than the Name Kramer on the side to know which Chef`s Knife is more expensive.

  • Ron Devon
    Ron Devon 3 days ago

    He may be a knife expert but, c'mon, these were obvious at first glance. I guessed correctly on every one by sight.

  • Satans Ronny
    Satans Ronny 3 days ago

    Terrible video

  • xiezongnan
    xiezongnan 3 days ago +4

    The Real Question should be " Will It KEEL"?

  • Kova maps
    Kova maps 3 days ago

    60$ and 11$ ? more loke 10$ and 1$

  • Jerry D
    Jerry D 4 days ago

    These were obvious. I guessed them all before he even started talking about them.

  • C Tom
    C Tom 4 days ago

    We all knew th Damascus one should have won.

  • Joe Lilley
    Joe Lilley 4 days ago

    Get a real knife expert tbh uses knives for more than dicing up food lol

  • Chantel Chandler
    Chantel Chandler 4 days ago

    Hes so nice lol. Well all know that first paring knife is the cheap, crappy Walmart one! Why was he even pretending?! "Its a great knife to have in your home" dude...please. it's a piece of crap and we all know that!

  • Amadeo Trujillo
    Amadeo Trujillo 4 days ago +1

    Why isn’t the expert 21 Savage?!🗡

  • BA
    BA 5 days ago

    This dude is incredibly annoying. No thanks.

  • Alexander Fedyushchenko

    I was so disappointed that there wasn’t a rate test

  • jason200912
    jason200912 5 days ago

    Stop saying a little bit shitbrains

  • TheGingerInvasion
    TheGingerInvasion 5 days ago

    This guy kinda looks like if Lieutenant Dan and Samwise Gamgee had a kid

  • lets de play
    lets de play 5 days ago

    Am I the only one disturbed by the background ping

  • Li Skyfox
    Li Skyfox 7 days ago

    I HATE the match ups in this one, I could guess 2 of the matches instantly just from looking at them in this video... AND I SHOULDN'T I’m not an expert, this video is to show off what experts know from 2 that to a nonprofessional is difficult to understand or tell the different products prices. THIS vid just had really poor matchups particularly in the first and the one with the Damascus knife, I mean I know all those knifes are really expensive but at least “me” a person who barely cooks shouldn’t be able to tell from first glance.

  • 1 2
    1 2 7 days ago +1

    Psh, i would have guess the cheap vs expensive knives myself. Want to test his expertise? Have to 2 expensive knives and have him guess which one is more expensive.

  • Frank Bongiorno
    Frank Bongiorno 8 days ago +1

    How is the wooden handled knife $4 and the plastic paring knife $11? Someone sucks at shopping...

  • Peterj McGee
    Peterj McGee 8 days ago

    Anyone who pays $3,100 for a knife is out of their minds they need to go have their head examined they need to sign themselves into a mental ward because it's ridiculous to spend that kind of money on a knife a hundred hundred fifty dollars for knife heading to bad but $3,100 for a knife it's completely insane

  • Christopher Phillips

    So no one is going to talk about this manz fingers? Got damn dude should have got a manicure before doing this.

  • Pauly Juan
    Pauly Juan 8 days ago

    Man knows his knifes!!

  • joe solo
    joe solo 9 days ago

    What is that 3.1k$ maker & modèle # ?

  • Dutch gunner
    Dutch gunner 9 days ago

    Wow that is amazing! You could tell which one is more expensive unbelievable

  • Gregory Fison
    Gregory Fison 9 days ago

    Knife expert....yet pronounces it “intregal” instead of integral.

  • Jonathan Howlette
    Jonathan Howlette 9 days ago

    Video 101, if you do close ups of hands, clean the freaking fingernails.

  • Sam Mee
    Sam Mee 10 days ago

    TIL Michael Keaton is a knife expert.

  • Nathaniel Pandya
    Nathaniel Pandya 10 days ago

    Just looking you can tell but he’s a soccer skin and flexes

  • J B
    J B 11 days ago

    I'm thinking this guy just finished a video on how to rebuild you engine.

  • Calin Hlihor
    Calin Hlihor 11 days ago

    I'm not a knife expert and i figured out each and every knife who is more expensive, better finish quality, you don't need to be an expert to see a quality knife!!!

  • Alex Huynh
    Alex Huynh 13 days ago

    I can’t trust his opinion. He never taste tested.

  • Serana Jacobs
    Serana Jacobs 13 days ago

    On the chef knives as soon as I saw made in Japan I knew it was the more expensive one.

  • Steve Legge
    Steve Legge 14 days ago +1

    the first knife is a fibrox victorinox! those little knives are pound for pound the best knives in the world, 90% of chefs have owned that one, the tomato knife and the turning knife.

  • Mário Mendes
    Mário Mendes 14 days ago

    too easy

  • Aparna Madhavan
    Aparna Madhavan 14 days ago

    Whoever did the board behind deserves a lot of credit. It's really beautiful and informative

  • Novia
    Novia 14 days ago

    his nails so disgusting

  • cdurkinz
    cdurkinz 15 days ago +1

    This guy was hilarious. Wish you made it somewhat of a challenge for him though, I think he wished you did too.

  • I'm Just A Fans
    I'm Just A Fans 15 days ago

    I thought he's going to try it tho

  • Mxttyu YT
    Mxttyu YT 16 days ago

    It's funny because the cheap pairing knife (if its Victrinox) is the better one

    • Steve Legge
      Steve Legge 14 days ago

      by a mile, every chef I know from steakhouse to 5* uses the little tomato knife they do.

  • Dylan Weiss
    Dylan Weiss 17 days ago

    That last knife was definitely a Maumasi knife, no doubt about it.

  • Bozz Skaggs
    Bozz Skaggs 17 days ago +1

    The most expensive knife in each category was a foregone conclusion. I doubt anyone needed to watch this to learn the proposed lesson. Epic fail on this one Epicurious.

  • Jeffery Chan
    Jeffery Chan 18 days ago +1

    clears throat... "6 inches or 7 inches is all you really need for a boning...........kinfe" LOLOL

  • Ben Schuster
    Ben Schuster 18 days ago

    A decent amount of what he's saying is quite obvious

  • Rhetorical Answer
    Rhetorical Answer 19 days ago

    I need a knife with comftorbility

  • Kuba Brzozowski
    Kuba Brzozowski 20 days ago

    Wash yo nasty hands

  • Corey Posthumus
    Corey Posthumus 20 days ago +1

    First knife B looks like one from a dollar store... No competition, no need to inspect them at all
    Second one again no inspection needed... Would obviously make for no content but may as well just be a video showing knives and price points without the explanation.
    Third one same story... Also "6 to 7 inches is all you need for a boning..." that's what she said.
    Rinse and repeat

    • Corey Posthumus
      Corey Posthumus 14 days ago

      +Steve Legge not that cheap of one. Like I said it looks like a dollar store knife, probably minimal tang in the molded plastic handle. I never said that the paring knife was useless...

    • Steve Legge
      Steve Legge 14 days ago

      First knife B should be a knife you own before all the rest. Proper chefs k ow how good it is.

  • Sskrimp_TeX •
    Sskrimp_TeX • 20 days ago +1

    how come the knives with tangs are more expensive?

  • Sskrimp_TeX •
    Sskrimp_TeX • 20 days ago +1

    4:48
    Made in japan
    i think this suggest its expensive

  • Dux Bellorum
    Dux Bellorum 21 day ago

    "challenges" no, these were all softballs

  • Totally not Crying Chips ?

    One of the stuff I watch at 3am

  • Jose Adame
    Jose Adame 22 days ago

    Imagine being a knife expert

  • Zaine Ridling
    Zaine Ridling 24 days ago

    This video is so bad it's insulting.

  • Patriot36
    Patriot36 24 days ago

    Knife 101 for absolute hopeless idiots..

  • Carbon MatrixG3
    Carbon MatrixG3 25 days ago

    wtf. Every 10 year old could figure these out.

  • fullfire0
    fullfire0 25 days ago

    A non-knife expert could do this... come on. Not even trying anymore

  • Freak5589
    Freak5589 26 days ago

    What a stupid Guy

  • KaSyl
    KaSyl 26 days ago

    How can he know without tasting it...

  • Jim Trahan
    Jim Trahan 27 days ago +55

    To everyone knocking his unmanicured hands: Geoff Feder makes knives for a living and those are the hands of a craftsman, not a Kardashian. That said, he’s probably as proud of every nick and callous as Kimmy is of her sparkling nails.

  • Andrew Demarest
    Andrew Demarest 27 days ago

    wtf is wrong with your fingernails lmao

  • Rebeca Ibarra
    Rebeca Ibarra 27 days ago

    Michael Myers would love this video

  • Maldizar
    Maldizar 27 days ago

    geez, he could have cleaned his hands a little bit

  • Neonic Blade
    Neonic Blade 27 days ago +1

    14:36 my very opinion on the concept of this video...

  • Neonic Blade
    Neonic Blade 27 days ago

    Alright, let’s see...a butter knife, or the very blade Amadeus the great used to slay the descendants of king Lucius the treacherous. Which is more expensive?

  • b5150b2012
    b5150b2012 27 days ago

    Wash your hands for the love of God 🤮

  • BDL
    BDL 27 days ago

    I though he was gonna taste it first before telling which one is more expensive...

  • Hmmm Hmmm
    Hmmm Hmmm 29 days ago

    Can you taste knives ?

  • Doofahkiin
    Doofahkiin 29 days ago

    People don't seem to understand that this isn't an actual challenge but a video to teach people something about knives and maybe get them interested in the topic

  • elwoodpl
    elwoodpl 29 days ago

    Well...the nails

  • Jelly Grade
    Jelly Grade 29 days ago +3

    Knives from your moms kitchen vs MADE IN JAPAN

    • Chop Knives
      Chop Knives 9 days ago

      Jelly Grade nope, the Maumasi Knife is U.S made. He is a legend.

  • Jas On
    Jas On 29 days ago

    You don't need to be a expert to know this

  • Babycloud 159
    Babycloud 159 29 days ago

    You can't say a knife is better when they are clearly DIFFERENT in design and also it doesn't take an expert to correctly guess the first one it's so obvious

  • Henry Hernandez
    Henry Hernandez 29 days ago

    His nails are gross🤮

  • Ace Me
    Ace Me 29 days ago

    The expert didn't even taste the knives. 🙄

  • Ir0n Gamer
    Ir0n Gamer Month ago +1

    Isn't there normally a taste test in these videos?

  • Luis Daniel Mesa Velasquez

    this challenge was an insult to the expert...

  • William Marriott
    William Marriott Month ago

    Who tf didn't have the first knife, B btw

  • Giotto Vongola
    Giotto Vongola Month ago

    yes thats a good knife expert recommending cheaper knifes too not only ... ye get the expensiv stuff ... i like that

  • Marcos Martinez
    Marcos Martinez Month ago

    nobody had a small swiss army knife classic to lend him? so he can file that nail down ...
    I cant stop seeing it

  • Rize MaNx
    Rize MaNx Month ago

    This could be so much better if it was not a Walmart knife vs a hand crafted in Japan by a blade master

  • Sergio Kaarsan
    Sergio Kaarsan Month ago

    Holy bollz, 3000$$... A single knife for a prise of katana. Wow

    • Muhannad Karkadan
      Muhannad Karkadan 7 days ago

      yee man that cud prolly slice the hoooleee table maynne

  • Jorge Torres Hernández

    The video is supposed to be about the price but I think the real conclusion we can get from it is that what defines knives is not only the cost or how they look. Mr. Feder makes the case for cheaper but functional knives, and that's great!

  • Trisztan Tóth
    Trisztan Tóth Month ago

    How does one become a knife expert?

  • kancerous keemstar
    kancerous keemstar Month ago

    $3100 vs $60

  • NeoTenic
    NeoTenic Month ago

    Chef's Knife: Damascus Steel now available in CS:GO

  • Samer Khammash
    Samer Khammash Month ago

    This is my favorite episode of this series. This guy is so enthusiastic about his work.