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Old 01-27-2011, 04:58 PM   #31
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Huh? I didn't say you weren't using a sharp knife, I said my mother wasn't using a sharp knife. Big difference.

with your phrasing, it came across like you where saying that pulling a pairing knife down towards your thumb when it's sharp would end up cutting you
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Old 01-27-2011, 04:59 PM   #32
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For what it's worth, I believe that it doesn't matter if the knife is sharp or dull, you are more likely to cut yourself when you are careless, not when the knife is dull or sharp.

I know the conventional wisdom is that you are more likely to cut yourself with a dull knife because it's harder to cut with a dull knife. My reasoning is that the knife gets dull over time and as it gets duller, you automatically compensate for the dullness so it's not an issue.

The difference is that a cut from a dull knife hurts more.
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:01 PM   #33
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The difference is that a cut from a dull knife hurts more.
I thought it was when you used a spoon....

Carelessness is bad when using sharp, or even slightly sharp, pieces of metal.
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I thought it was when you used a spoon.... ...

I really have to sharpen my carving spoon.
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:12 PM   #35
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Every year we spend two weeks at our timeshare in Aruba. It has a kitchen equipped with the worst possible equipment available. As a result, I have been bringing a couple of knives from an old set back and forth with me so I can slice and dice comfortably and safely.

Strolling around BJs (a warehouse store like Costco and Sam's Club) last weekend I came across a set of six (6) knives with plastic sheaths for $19.99. I bought them to take with me. I will use them and probably leave them there (we have a different apartment each week).


I bought them on a whim and will be happy if they stay sharp and last the two weeks. Great idea for a vacation places, not for everyday use.

Are this knives really are metal? I was thinking that it was just a durable plastic knife.
But they are really cute!!!
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:28 PM   #36
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Are this knives really are metal? I was thinking that it was just a durable plastic knife.
But they are really cute!!!

They are white painted metal blades with different color handles and sheaths.

They may be cute but they are not very good as kitchen tools.
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