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Old 07-07-2005, 08:01 PM   #1
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I bought a baby Santoku...

...and I love it! It has about a 4" blade. It has now come to my husband's attention - I have a knife fetish - oh well.

As soon as I can find the computer cord to my camera I'll post a pic alongside the "mother".

Edited to say it's a Kitchen Aid knife

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Old 07-07-2005, 09:56 PM   #2
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These are most of my knives

The top knife in this pic is a knife from Japan - I'm sure what the Santoku's were modeled after - it's about 40 years old. The other two is the regular Santoku and then the baby - isn't it cute?

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Old 07-11-2005, 11:50 PM   #3
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that's a lot of knives, elf! mind tossing a few my way? not literally, lol!
i love your santokus.
i just started a thread about them cause i'm getting one tomorrow.
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Old 07-12-2005, 08:20 AM   #4
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Reminder to self--don't make elf mad!!

I have small hands so I like the thought of using the baby santoku. It's probably a lot easier to manage!
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Old 07-12-2005, 11:08 AM   #5
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It's REALLY small PA - The blade isn't practical for a lot of things. You can find a Sankatu made with a smaller handle - I think Chicago Cutlery has a fairly small one. Went looking with a friend and there was one that was just waay too small - might have been that one. He ended up buying a solid one - handle and blade is one piece.

And to think - I actually used to "throw" knives - but those are weighted differently - These you would just have to "wing" and hope for the best
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Old 07-12-2005, 04:17 PM   #6
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Elf you can only use that knife to slice baby corn
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It's REALLY small PA - The blade isn't practical for a lot of things. You can find a Sankatu made with a smaller handle - I think Chicago Cutlery has a fairly small one.
A santoku is on my wish list so I'll keep that in mind. What sorts of things do you plan on using your baby one for?
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Old 07-12-2005, 04:37 PM   #8
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Elf you can only use that knife to slice baby corn


PA - I've used it for tomatoes (I've got it ultra sharp) - I used it for slicinig then dicing peppers - there's lots of things to use it for but if you want a Santaku get the big one first.
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Old 07-12-2005, 10:50 PM   #9
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The friend was me. I needed a new chef knife after breaking the tang on mine while cutting onions. I ended up getting a Santoku, pairing knife combination from Chicago Cutlery, It is all metal solid tang. It has nice weight and it sits very nice in my hand. I think that is the most important part of buying a knife. You want it to be something that you like to hold for long periods of time.phil
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Um, KitchenElf, didn't you say you were going to give me your address and leave the backdoor unlocked? ROFL

NICE knives ... What is that cleaver that looks like it has a knob on the top?
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