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View Poll Results: 8" or 10" for 1st Chef's Knife?
8" model 9 52.94%
10" model 8 47.06%
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:54 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
TripleB, do you grip like this?
It looks similar to that...knuckles may be 'rolled' a little further under the handle.


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Old 01-08-2011, 12:24 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
TripleB, do you grip like this?
I wouldn't mind that $500 Nenohi being in my grip!

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Old 01-08-2011, 03:26 PM   #33
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Thats my standard grip for 99% of work.
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Old 01-08-2011, 03:30 PM   #34
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I was making breakfast this morning and needed to cut a lemon. I have been using my new Hattori for everything but this morning I just grabbed my 8" Henckle. It felt very small in my hand. As much as I used this knife in the past I have not only gotten used to the longer, wider knife quickly I have overcome the size of the old knife as well.

Unless there is a physical reason to not go with the larger one I would think it might be the better option.
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Old 01-08-2011, 07:26 PM   #35
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It really comes down to your comfort level. The one that fits your hand is best. My wife prefres 8 inch. I like a 10 or 12 inch depending upon the handle.

I have two ceramic knives I bought as a set. A paring knife and a 10 inch. I love the 10 inch and will not use the paring knive. The handle puts my fingers to close to a sharp edge. My wife loves that one. and does not like my 10 inch.

The best knife depends upon how you hold it and how you will use it.
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Old 01-22-2011, 03:30 PM   #36
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I personally feel much more comfortable with an 8-inch chef's knife due to the way that it feels in my hand and the type of chopping that I use it for.

As you said before, 8-inch knives will give you much more control, unless you are using your knife to cut very large items, such as melons. But for the typical chef, I'd say an 8-inch can definitely do the job, and perhaps more competently than a 10-inch. I'd definitely go to the store and test a couple different types to see what you like!

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Old 01-22-2011, 03:36 PM   #37
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I think it really depends on a few things... the size of your hand, the size of cutting boards you have in your home and what you are comfortable with..oh and the knife itself.

I used cheaper 8 inch blades for many years..mostly Chicago cutlery and always felt that they where to small but when I picked up my Shun 8 inch, the whole things feels and looks much larger..and is much larger then rest of my knives. My main board is the perfect size for an 8 inch knife, if I stepped up to a ten inch, id have to invest in a new cutting board as well.
and lastly, im a smaller guy, my hands are not giant so a 10 inch blade is just awkward for me. However my 8 inch just feels right, I have good control and it's over all comfortable..the best knife is the knife that just feels right

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