Well, I just placed my order- thanks to all you enablers!
I don't know how long it will take take to get it, but at least I slid under the wire and saved about $50 off the list price. I know that the FH-7 is in short supply, so I won't be shocked if it's backorded, but at least I locked in my price!
Originally Posted by sattie
Any ideas on a good boning knife????? To me, if it is something you would make good use of, it is worth the $$$$.
What type of boning knife? Do you mean a Japanese boning knife, aka a Honesuki? Or just a general Western boning knife? I'll say right off the bat that I'm not a big fan of the honesuki pattern. Perhaps it's ideal for the purpose it was designed for (boning chicken iirc) but I just don't like the feel.
I actually just got a new boning knife a few days ago. It's a Forschner Fibrox 6" curved semi-stiff model. It was about $15 and is sharp enough to treetop hair. I'm impressed with the Fibrox line and keep a couple in my work knife roll. The Fibrox line is a great value; good design, comfortable handles and very good steel. It can be sharpended to pretty acute angles and retain the edge very well. In fact, I've taken my 12" granton-edged Fibrox slicing knife down to 15 degrees per side and it holds the edge well. They make a wide variety of styles and patterns, and if you want something fancier than the basic black handles, the Rosewood line is basically the same thing but with fancy Rosewood handles.