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Any Good?

Postby Vanagas » Thu Dec 27, 2007 6:51 am

Got this for Christmas. Seems pretty nice, steeled it to a keen edge. Have yet to try it out, but looks to be a good replacement for old, tired one I use now.


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Re: Any Good?

Postby arthas » Fri Dec 28, 2007 2:16 pm

Hi!

The santoku is reported to be one of the knives women like best. I don't know for what usage exactly though... ;-)

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Re: Any Good?

Postby natcherly » Fri Dec 28, 2007 5:54 pm

arthas wrote:Hi!

The santoku is reported to be one of the knives women like best. I don't know for what usage exactly though... ;-)

M.

Mr Arthas,
If you read Lorena Bobbitt's autobiography, "A Cut Below", this question would be answered... :P

BTW, some of the smilies are not active and produce the boxed x.

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Re: Any Good?

Postby natcherly » Fri Dec 28, 2007 5:59 pm

Seriously though, I suspect the ergonomics including the use of "kullens" to prevent sticking, make this a very versatile kitchen knife.

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Re: Any Good?

Postby whippersnapper » Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:32 pm

I got one just like it a couple months ago for about 4 bucks. Made in China, but it has worked pretty well. I chopped up all my ingredients for over a hundred quarts of salsa and other stuff I canned this year. I kind of like the santoku design.

I jarvised(cut) the tip of my finger pretty good with the darn thing.

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Re: Any Good?

Postby JerrBear » Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:10 am

whippersnapper wrote:I jarvised the tip of my finger pretty good with the darn thing.

Dang that Mr. Jarvis!
He ain't even home and he STILL won't quit! :P
Somebody needs to take that boy out behind the woodshed!
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Re: Any Good?

Postby Bonzo » Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:28 pm

Mr. Vanagas,

Send it to me. If it can survive cutting through Mrs. Bonzo's holiday fruitcake, then its a keeper.

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Re: Any Good?

Postby Vanagas » Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:19 pm

After using this knife I have a few observations. It is indeed very sharp and slices veggies and meat effortlessly. Meat doesn't stick, but usually that's not a problem anyway. If anything the scallops in the blade make the vegs stick more. It seems to me they create suction. I had to laugh at the claims when I couldn't even get the pieces of onion off the blade with violent shaking. Not sure what the idea is behind the bulbous tip on this knife. I can't see where it helps anything and does make cutting a bit awkward. Plus since the veggies are sticking just like with the old knife, the lack of a pointed tip makes it hard to fish a finger over the top to flick the slices away.

Maybe I'm just picky, but I still haven't found a butcher's knife that I like. Prob end up using the ancient one I've had for most my life, even though it leaves something to be desired as well.
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Re: Any Good?

Postby j.a.c. » Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:30 pm

:idea: I think the blade tip design is made that way so you can cleave with it as well as cut.Adds a little weight to the tip.
As for the veggies sticking , try spraying the blade with PAM before chopping , veggies usually stick to a dry blade but not a wet one.
The scallops are one of those new and improved designs :roll: used to convince housewives that it is the greatest thing since sliced bread.
If you really want a good set of kitchen knives for short money ,look and see if you can find Dexter knives. they are/were made for restraunts (sp) and are well balanced and will last a life time. most kitchens rent there knives and get sharpening service along with it ,Dexter is one of the leading companies in rentals.

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Re: Any Good?

Postby Guitars and Blades » Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:23 am

Mike,
I used to cook for a living and the finest knife for chopping I've ever found is the Furii. I got it from a friend who's a chef and got it wholesale for $65.00. The balance on the knife is incredible, the handle is very comfortable, nothing sticks to it and it keeps an edge, beautifully.
Now, I see that Rachael Rae is using one on her show, and my friend tells me that they're now wholesaleing for $100.00 or more. Go figure.
I'm sure the chinese will be making knock offs for $20,00 any day, now.

G&B :lol:
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Re: Any Good?

Postby Vanagas » Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:30 am

I would gladly pay a hundred fer one if'n Ms Rae would deliver it in personess. :wink: :mrgreen:
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Re: Any Good?

Postby Guitars and Blades » Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:45 am

Yeah, She's a cutie-pie. She can make me breakfast anytime.

G&B :lol: :lol: :P
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Re: Any Good?

Postby horizonod » Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:42 pm

Rachel is a KEY-you-tee-PIE ain't she??

Furi has a nice sharpener out as well. I was a bit skeptical because, like all of us, I've bit on the "perfect" sharpener pitch before, many times. Furi sent me one as a sample and it worked VERY well for thin bladed kitchen knives but not so hot of thicker fixed blades or small knives like folders.

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