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Old 06-07-2016, 10:23 AM   #51
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I don't even have a slicing knife...
I've never owned one either. If I made a lot of standing rib roasts I'd get one but my taste and budget are lean toward pork butt.
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Old 06-07-2016, 10:32 AM   #52
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I also don't have a slicing knife. I use an 8" carving knife. If I'm serving a prime rib roast, no one will be complaining about the slicing marks on the meat.
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Old 06-07-2016, 11:01 AM   #53
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I also don't have a slicing knife. I use an 8" carving knife. If I'm serving a prime rib roast, no one will be complaining about the slicing marks on the meat.
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Old 06-07-2016, 11:05 AM   #54
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I do have 2 carving sets (fork and knife). I got a Forschner carving set for a gift years ago, and I inherited my father's carving set when he passed. That said, I mostly just use my 10" chef because it's handier to just pull it out of the block.
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Old 06-07-2016, 11:56 AM   #55
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We each have our own 7" Santoku knife and it's the knife we use 90% of the time. They fit our hands perfectly.
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Old 06-07-2016, 01:19 PM   #56
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I feel like a knife idiot. I have five Japanese knives. Two ordered online, pricey but very, very...everything else comes to me second-hand, from thrift stores. Mostly higher end cutlery, in good to excellent condition. I've been lucky that way. I have only one "set," an oddball three piece Michael Graves designer set, 8"chef, 5" utility and 2" parer. They are impossible to find now, and actually pretty good knives. Came in a blister pack, I paid $8 for them.
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Old 06-09-2016, 03:47 PM   #57
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Slicing knife arrived today. No sheath. I'll have to make my own. I'm hoping the bread knife will arrive tomorrow.
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Old 06-10-2016, 06:30 PM   #58
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A 12 inch knife is waaaay too long to be useful to me and I'm a tall gal with big hands and a confident cook ....

Personally, I'd consider switching it out for a shorter one. My slicing knife is 8 inches and does the job well
Me too. Only I have very small hands. I gave my 12" Shun knife to my son Spike. I hated to part with it as it was a gift from a very dear friend Ro.
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Old 06-10-2016, 08:47 PM   #59
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It doesn't seem overly long to me and I'm 5'3" and have small hands and thick arthritic fingers. But I have yet to try it out. If I don't like it I'll let you know.

I wish the dang bread knife would arrive.
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Old 06-11-2016, 01:10 PM   #60
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Kitchen knives are an investment. Anyone who is looking to buying them should, in my opinion, look to buying knives that will last a lifetime - go for the best, and get the best knife sharpener to go with them. Japanese knives are the best, but you can go for a set of French kitchen knives that work almost as well. Then you need to know how to use them, and, most important, how to keep them and how to sharpen them.

My knives are years old, of the best quality, and they never let me down. Good knives are the main kitchen treasure - you treat them well and they give good service to you. But only buy the best.

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