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Old 01-07-2014, 02:50 PM   #21
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Those are really good knifes. I hear "leatherface" endorses them, as they have the best balance for killing scantly clad teenagers in the woods. :)
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Old 01-07-2014, 03:38 PM   #22
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All my knives have plastic handles. I guess I have been wrong in thinking they should never go into the dishwasher?
I wash mine with hot soapy water, dry and return them to their block when I am finished with them.
All my knives are J.A. Henckels.

I have Henckels too. I always hand wash, hone and put away.
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:54 PM   #23
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Sure. At home I do that, too. The workplace is a bit different and things are done totally for the purpose of convenience and saving time. The knife service shows up weekly with newly sharpened knives. The plastic handled knives are designed for this, I would suspect. Nobody gives a toss about taking care of them. They don't abuse them, per say, but they don't go out of their way to take extra care of them.
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:23 PM   #24
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Those are really good knifes. I hear "leatherface" endorses them, as they have the best balance for killing scantly clad teenagers in the woods. :)
Hatchets all the way for this guy....
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Old 01-09-2014, 01:57 PM   #25
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Those are really good knifes. I hear "leatherface" endorses them, as they have the best balance for killing scantly clad teenagers in the woods. :)
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Hatchets all the way for this guy....
Amazing? Jeff Smith name was not mentioned, yet we all know exactly who he is.
I actually bought Henckel because of the "Frugal Gourmet" many years ago.
It was the second cooking show I watched following "Galloping Gourmet"
The "Food Network" was not even comprehended at this time.

I learned many cooking techniques from him. I am pretty sure I owe much of my culinary interest and investment to him.
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Old 01-09-2014, 02:55 PM   #26
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Those are really good knifes. I hear "leatherface" endorses them, as they have the best balance for killing scantly clad teenagers in the woods. :)
You have totally lost me. What in the world are you talking about? Who is leatherface? And what does he have to do with the subject of this thread?
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:28 AM   #27
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I have a son who is a proffesional chef. He carries his own knives to and from work. I am a home chef. I carry my one very good knife with me whenever I suspect I will be cooking. Most of the people I know have atrocious knives, and no sharpening tools. I end up honing their knife edges on the backs of other knives. Sometimes it works.

My son didn't used to take his knives home. He kept them at work, set in a private area, and told everyone to kip their mits off. He had three knives ruing by people ignoring the "mits off!" rule. He never leaves his knives at work anymore.

I do have a caution about personal knives. There are inferior knives out there that appear to be high quality, and even feel good in the hand. They are made of poor quality steel and will warp, or not hold their edge. make sure that the brand you purchase is reputable. It wouldn't hurt to try a knife on for size, then go home and look up critiques of it.

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Old 01-10-2014, 05:13 AM   #28
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A number of years ago I bought my daughter a KA mixer for Christmas. I should have bought her a good set of knives. She got very sick right at that time and never got to open her presents. Her husband put them all in the garage and they found them three years later. She never uses it. But she is always complaining about not having good knives. She does have an electric knife (mine) that they use all the time. Easier than going out and buying a couple of good ones. I swear from what I have seen in her drawer, all her knives are from a thrift shop or yard sale.
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I have a son who is a proffesional chef. He carries his own knives to and from work.

My son didn't used to take his knives home. He kept them at work, set in a private area, and told everyone to kip their mits off. He had three knives ruing by people ignoring the "mits off!" rule. He never leaves his knives at work anymore.



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It is quite common for cooks/chefs to hide knives, even the rented ones after their shift so nobody else can use it. I remember one kitchen I worked in, there weren't enough knives available because a few people squirreled them away as soon as the freshly sharpened batch came in. Some people had no knives to work with..They were all ordered to put them back so everybody could use them.
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You have totally lost me. What in the world are you talking about? Who is leatherface? And what does he have to do with the subject of this thread?
I think he is talking about Jeff Smith the "Frugal Gourmet"?

He evidently was accused or prosecuted for molesting his assistant or something in that regard.
Do you remember the show? He had a young kid as his assistant and I think it was this kid?

I really was disappointed in what I heard about him as he had much influence on me as far as cooking goes.
The connection is Henckel knives. Jeff Smith used and promoted them on the show.
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