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Old 10-07-2008, 04:14 PM   #1
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Talking Photo of my knives + which should I buy next?

I'm the daily cook for my family and a fairly serious weekend griller/BBQer and I'm curious about which knife I should think about possibly purchasing next?

My current collection built from inheritances, gifts (hence the dupes) and a few of my own purchases may be viewed under my "images."

It ranges from my great-uncle's scimitar to a big stamped chefs knife from my Nana (which I use at least as much as my Henckels 10" chefs) to a new Henckel's boning knife that was just given to me after someone broke a boning knife they borrowed from me.

Along the way is my trusted Chinese cleaver from way back in my Jeff Smith-watching days, my Dexter slicer which I heavily rely on to my el cheap yet good fillet knife which I bought under the gun this summer when I had to fillet-out some salmon.

I was thinking of a 6" santoku, but now I'm not really sure.

Thanks for any ideas.

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Old 10-07-2008, 04:36 PM   #2
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If you are feeling the urge to buy a new knife, go for it. From what I saw, what you already have is more than enough to do just about everything.
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Old 10-07-2008, 04:38 PM   #3
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I don't see the pics

oops, nevermind. I see they are somewhere else now...
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Old 10-07-2008, 04:41 PM   #4
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I've seen a few of those in various horror movies (lol)
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Old 10-07-2008, 05:24 PM   #5
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If well sharpened, your Chinese cleaver, should pretty much do anything a Santoku can do. You might want to add a bird beak and a round belly parer to your complement of cutlery.
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Old 10-07-2008, 05:33 PM   #6
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I say go for and add another one. nice knives.
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Old 10-07-2008, 08:23 PM   #7
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If well sharpened, your Chinese cleaver, should pretty much do anything a Santoku can do. You might want to add a bird beak and a round belly parer to your complement of cutlery.
Just what is a round belly paring knife? Thanks...
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:41 AM   #8
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Shoulda said round belly; haven't seen them for sale lately, think they may have been discontinued-




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Old 10-10-2008, 04:24 AM   #9
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Maybe a Laguiole folding knife. I find that it's always good to have a pocket knife handy for odd jobs, plus the Laguiole doubles as a steak knife.
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Old 10-12-2008, 06:27 PM   #10
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Go for it, personally I think a good cookware and great kitchen knives can really make a big different in cooking:)

If you are getting santoku knife, Shun Classic is my favorite:)
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