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Old 06-05-2016, 01:37 PM   #21
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I said this before but I'll say it again. I can't believe how lucky I am to have found this site. If I ask a question y'all give me good answers. You did it when I wanted to make tortillas from scratch. You did it when I asked about gas ranges, although I had pretty much decided on the one I want (still saving up the money but getting closer). And now you did it again with knives when my head was swimming. You guys are the best.
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Old 06-05-2016, 02:39 PM   #22
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As for sharpening, I'm not sure what I will do. I do not have the sharpening gene. I can never get the angle right. ATK recommends an electric one which surprised me.
Lessee here. $160 for a sharpener for a $40 knife. Sumpin' don't seem right.
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Old 06-05-2016, 03:23 PM   #23
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I know. That's why I want to read the book before I buy an expensive thing that I will use rarely. I'd much prefer to know how to sharpen by hand.
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Old 06-05-2016, 03:39 PM   #24
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Check into local knife sharpening services. It should cost you less than $5 to get your new knife done. Kitchen stores and butcher shops sometimes offer the service.
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Old 06-05-2016, 03:42 PM   #25
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My ex-wife has that very knife and absolutely loves hers.
I also have it and love it. With a small hand I have no problem handling it. It is comfortable to hold. That makes so much easier to use.
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Old 06-05-2016, 03:46 PM   #26
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Check into local knife sharpening services. It should cost you less than $5 to get your new knife done. Kitchen stores and butcher shops sometimes offer the service.
That's true Andy. Our farmers market has the local knife sharpening guy there once a month. He charges $5.00 per knife. Someone here mentioned they have their knives sharpened from the butcher at the local supermarket. We do alright at home but once a year I have them done perfectly at the farmers market, and it's worth every penny.
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Old 06-05-2016, 04:57 PM   #27
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Let me add a bit of water to your swimming pool, Liz. Since you're looking for both price and quality, toss a glance in the direction of Rada Cutlery. I have five: bread, regular paring, cheese, and two steak. The handles look strange - brushed metal or black plastic, basically a slightly oval branch with a
small bolster. In spite of that, they are rather surprisingly comfortable in the hand. They are sharp when you buy them and stay that way. And they are inexpensive. They have an odd sales model, mosting being offered in what appears to be tourist destinations. Rada also promotes itself as a great fundraiser opportunity for groups. I bought mine at an Amish store in OH that caters to both the Amish and tourists. All five may have cost me...$30? Maybe $35. Can't beat that with a stick. If you can't get the map page to work on their website (I couldn't), just google "where can I buy Rada Cutlery" and the map click on that link works. It looks like you might be able to get them at places in Ellisville, Hattiesburg, and Collins, among others.

I can also recommend the Dexter-Russell knives that both RP and skilletlicker mentioned. I can also get into my car and get to their public showroom in less than 15 minutes. You can buy them online, but, like you, I prefer handling a knife before I buy. It looks like there isn't anything near you. The closest might be Meridian? Looks far on the map...

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I said this before but I'll say it again. I can't believe how lucky I am to have found this site...
I can't speak for the others, but I am glad you found us, too.
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Old 06-05-2016, 05:17 PM   #28
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God knows I had enough water in my swimming pool when I started my search and you have added more! I'm chopping and dicing at the moment. I managed to make my cheap knives sharp enough to please me which was a great surprise. All I have is a ceramic thing with 2 rods and a steel...

After I get through with prep I will search for rada cutlery. Thanks, I guess....

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Let me add a bit of water to your swimming pool, Liz. Since you're looking for both price and quality, toss a glance in the direction of Rada Cutlery. I have five: bread, regular paring, cheese, and two steak. The handles look strange - brushed metal or black plastic, basically a slightly oval branch with a
small bolster. In spite of that, they are rather surprisingly comfortable in the hand. They are sharp when you buy them and stay that way. And they are inexpensive. They have an odd sales model, mosting being offered in what appears to be tourist destinations. Rada also promotes itself as a great fundraiser opportunity for groups. I bought mine at an Amish store in OH that caters to both the Amish and tourists. All five may have cost me...$30? Maybe $35. Can't beat that with a stick. If you can't get the map page to work on their website (I couldn't), just google "where can I buy Rada Cutlery" and the map click on that link works. It looks like you might be able to get them at places in Ellisville, Hattiesburg, and Collins, among others.

I can also recommend the Dexter-Russell knives that both RP and skilletlicker mentioned. I can also get into my car and get to their public showroom in less than 15 minutes. You can buy them online, but, like you, I prefer handling a knife before I buy. It looks like there isn't anything near you. The closest might be Meridian? Looks far on the map...


I can't speak for the others, but I am glad you found us, too.
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Old 06-05-2016, 07:17 PM   #29
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I took a look at them, Goddess. Sorry, but I'm not impressed.
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Old 06-05-2016, 11:34 PM   #30
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I didn't even know you needed to sharpen knives - I thought they came sharp and stayed that way.
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