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Old 01-06-2016, 03:34 PM   #11
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I've actually never used a santoku. I probably should try one sometime.
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Old 01-06-2016, 05:40 PM   #12
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I've actually never used a santoku. I probably should try one sometime.
You would love it Andy!
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Old 01-06-2016, 08:21 PM   #13
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I've actually never used a santoku. I probably should try one sometime.
I like the new Santoku but I'm old and stuck in my ways so it will never replace my chefs knife for serious chopping. I did use it tonight for dicing garlic and chopping parsley and it really was great so I'm thinking it will be great for lighter tasks but like I said the chefs knife will hold supreme for me for serious chopping.
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It's really all in what you get used to fl. I was never happy with the way a chef knife behaved for me. It was so big bulky and cumbersome for me and I've never looked back since I purchased my Santoku. My knife skills have really improved and I can do everything a chef's knife does, only better for me.

Steve, your comments were appreciated.

Andy, I'd love to see you try one!
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Old 01-06-2016, 09:21 PM   #15
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...Andy, I'd love to see you try one!
Why?? I'm very comfortable with my chefs knives.
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Old 01-06-2016, 09:26 PM   #16
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Haa...just for kicks Andy. Aww, live dangerously. Borrow one?
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I've noticed that men tend to like the chef's knives and women tend to like the santoku. I have both and the santoku feels more balanced and steady in my hand. The chef's knife that came with my culinary school knife kit is much longer; DH uses it primarily.
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I've noticed that men tend to like the chef's knives and women tend to like the santoku. I have both and the santoku feels more balanced and steady in my hand. The chef's knife that came with my culinary school knife kit is much longer; DH uses it primarily.
Do you think it's because the santoku is lighter?
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Do you think it's because the santoku is lighter?
That may be part of it. I know I feel uncomfortable with the length of my chef's knife. I don't feel like I can control it as well as the santoku.
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Old 01-07-2016, 01:16 AM   #20
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I'm with Andy. I'm most comfortable with my chef knife. I tried my sister's santoku and wasn't much impressed. I use my 10 Wusthof chef for probably 95% of what I do in the kitchen - even for finer work like cutting the ribs out of peppers and the like. It just suits me. The only other one that gets much use is my 5" Wusthof boning knife.
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