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Old 01-07-2016, 10:36 PM   #31
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Some day I will try a santoku. For now, I love the Henckel chef's knife. I just measured it. It's 23 cm from where the metal starts to the tip, so just a smidge over 9". Stirling almost never uses it. He seems to prefer the carving knife.
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Old 01-08-2016, 10:26 AM   #32
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I guess the fuss over the santoku is that I have found a knife I can wield with comfort and control. I may as well use a macheté if I am to use a chef's knife...no control at all. The balance is just not right for someone who can barely see over the counter

You have to be taller than the knife....
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You have to be taller than the knife....
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I guess the fuss over the santoku is that I have found a knife I can wield with comfort and control. I may as well use a macheté if I am to use a chef's knife...no control at all. The balance is just not right for someone who can barely see over the counter
I thought I was the only one with that problem. My counters are exactly three feet from the floor. And I stand 4'7". Doesn't give me much leverage for wielding anything too long.

I have a Santoku that was given to me as a gift. Too heavy and too big for me. I use it for smashing garlic cloves with the side of the knife. Rather expensive gift for just smashing garlic.
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