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Old 11-08-2008, 12:06 PM   #21
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That's a nice looking knife. Thanks, Bill. I think I would like the handle on it.
I saw where Kohls sold Henckle knives when I was looking at the Oxos. I didn't figure that kind of store would have more than sets. I like the looks of the henckle's handle, too.
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:16 PM   #22
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Never had one with such a fancy handle. Looks nice. Generally the higher the vanadium content the better the edge retention. A downside on high vanadium knives is that they don't readily take a mirror finish.
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:19 PM   #23
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A downside on high vanadium knives is that they don't readily take a mirror finish.
But how often are you combing your hair in the reflection in your knife?
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But how often are you combing your hair in the reflection in your knife?
That's why I like the Dexter Russell Sani-Safe knives ---Something about the reflection in them takes off 15 lbs, and 10 years of age!!!
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:32 PM   #25
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Don't you need that mirror finish to see who the next victim is, around the corner? [insert Michael Myers music here]

Bill, is there any correlation between the longer a knife holds an edge, the more difficult it may be to achieve a good edge? Harder to sharpen?
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:39 PM   #26
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That's why I like the Dexter Russell Sani-Safe knives ---Something about the reflection in them takes off 15 lbs, and 10 years of age!!!
Sani-Safes certainly are workhorses but since I don't have to worry about NSF I'm satisfied with the blue black color of my wood handled non-stainless high carbons. I can cut paper-thin bacon with my model 1378 that I bought some 30 years ago for $6. They're up to $20 now.
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Don't you need that mirror finish to see who the next victim is, around the corner? [insert Michael Myers music here]

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you need to decide ..stainless or non stainless

Some stainless is also high carbon

Like has been said, find a store that carries cutlery and feel all they have.
Find the one that feels best to you. Handle ergonomics, balance, etc.
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you need to decide ..stainless or non stainless

Some stainless is also high carbon

Like has been said, find a store that carries cutlery and feel all they have.
Find the one that feels best to you. Handle ergonomics, balance, etc.
I highly doubt that the type of knife he is looking at would come in anything, but stainless. He is looking at the brand name mass produced types that you can find anywhere. I could be wrong, but I don't think any of those come in non stainless.
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Sani-Safes certainly are workhorses but since I don't have to worry about NSF
Nor do I, but with the inside connection to a Restaurant Supplier that's where the deal is ---
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