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Old 09-04-2007, 08:02 AM   #1
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Boti- Bengali version of a knife

We use boti instead of knife.

Boti is more convinient than knife for us. You have to hold boti with your leg, so your both hands will remain free, that is why we can chop the vegetables uniformingly and in extremely tiny pieces.

We also descale the fishes with boti, we dont use knife.

Here is a image of a boti with a vegetable call 'lau':


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Old 09-04-2007, 09:28 AM   #2
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sorry for the spelling mistake 'knive'
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:48 AM   #3
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That's very interesting. It's hard to find an actual picture to see what they look like.
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:04 AM   #4
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Here's one.
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:11 AM   #5
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Yes this is a boti with coconut grater at it's head.
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Old 09-04-2007, 11:03 AM   #6
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Very interesting.

I would like to see one of those in action.
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Old 09-04-2007, 05:34 PM   #7
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Tatt raises an interesting point. How is it used? Can you describe it or is there a Youtube video?
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:09 PM   #8
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It looked like a coconut grater to me too. I'd love to see how it is used to chop veggies and such. If you can post more photos, please do.
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:02 PM   #9
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A Bengali woman is cutting vegetables with a boti:

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