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Old 06-12-2005, 07:49 PM   #11
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Different strokes for different folks. Could I get by with just a couple of knives... certainly. But I don't have to, and some knives work better for certain cutting jobs than others. I have a 10" chef's knife, and a 6" one. The 6" one is my "utility" knife, and probably used more than the big one, but the longer stroke of the 10 incher is better for larger things like dicing onions. I also have a 5" boning knife that I use a lot, and not just for boning. I have a standard 2" and larger 4" paring knife. Both are great for small jobs. I do wish I had a better bread slicer (mine has a narrow blade), but what I have works ok if I'm careful.

I think having a good selection of knives just gives me more options. Makes more sense to me than having 15 stand mixers, like "someone" on this forum. j/k chocolatechef
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Old 06-12-2005, 07:54 PM   #12
 
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I think having a good selection of knives just gives me more options. Makes more sense to me than having 15 stand mixers, like "someone" on this forum. j/k chocolatechef
I'll have you know I only have 6 mixers!

I have over 130 knives.
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Old 06-12-2005, 07:58 PM   #13
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130 knives!! wow choclate chef what do you use them all for?! I bet some of them are antiques that you don't use anymore though. Please you have to have some cool stories with 130 knives, please tell.
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Old 06-12-2005, 08:06 PM   #14
 
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Out of the approximately 130 knives, I only use about 30. The rest are carbon steel antiques and curiousities.

I have a 33 inch long Foster Bros. meat cleaver that looks like an axe! There are a couple of huge carbon steel butcher knives that have 15 inch blades or longer. There are humongous slicing knives.

I have carbon steel Henckels, Wusthof, Ka-bar, L.F.C., Universal, Forschner, F. Dick, Dexter, Foster Bros., Village Blacksmith, and I forget -- and of course Sabatier.
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Old 06-12-2005, 08:11 PM   #15
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mrsdove and I experienced this same thing a few months ago. We always had a cheap set of knives with lots of pieces. At some point we decided that we wanted to get some nice knives but didn't want to spend big bucks on the knives that we would never use.

It was also an effort to de-clutter the house and kitchen, which is a project that we're currently working on.

We looked at all our knives to decide which ones we actually used on a regular basis. The answer was 2. We used our chefs knife and a paring knife.

So, we trashed the knife set and spent about $100 on a good quality Santoku and about $40 on a parer from the same set. We haven't looked back and we have no regrets.
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Old 06-12-2005, 08:12 PM   #16
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33 inches
Do you have a picture? I would love to see that.
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I don't have a digital camera remember? But there is a similiar one on Ebay right now. I will get a photo of that one if you want.
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That would be great, or you could post the link to the auction if that is easier.
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Huge,old, slaughter house ,2 handed meat cleaver ,measuring apprx 32.5" long,and marked on the blade:FOSTER w/an Arrow under it with: "Mark 14". W4 30 17 is also marked on the blade. The blade alone is apprx. 13.5" long,and 7-1/4" at the widest point.The wood handle has a nice patina to it with smooth wear. The blade is on the dull side. This has an eye on the blade for hanging.

Mine is just exactly like this! I bought it on Ebay about 4 years ago.

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That is WILD!!!
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