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Old 07-25-2018, 09:09 PM   #1
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Vintage Knife Usage?

Hey guys, new the forum here. I have been working in commercial kitchens for a bit now (5, almost 6 years) and have gotten a slight obsession with knives. My favorite knives are thrift store knives I can get for .10-2.00 and sharpen up, clean up, polish, etc... However, due to my lack of age (21) I do not know what some of the knives are or are used for.

Question: What is this knife?

I know it isn't too old (has stainless steel, Japan printed on it), but I have no clue what it's use it. In case the photo isn't clear enough, one edge has a pretty crap steak knife serrated edge and the other a just a lousy double bevel.

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Old 07-25-2018, 09:11 PM   #2
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For some reason I can't see a pic... otherwise I could possibly help haha. But welcome! I'm new here too...I'm not even sure how to use this forum thing exactly
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Old 07-25-2018, 09:13 PM   #3
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I am trying to upload an image, but am having difficulty. Am not sure why it didn't post.
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Old 07-25-2018, 09:15 PM   #4
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Old 07-25-2018, 09:16 PM   #5
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Figured it out. Tried to attach it with the wrong button.
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Old 07-25-2018, 09:18 PM   #6
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Now I could be totally wrong on this BUT to me it looks like some sort of knife that you stab a big hunk of meat with
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Old 07-25-2018, 09:19 PM   #7
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Maybe to hold it while slicing?
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Old 07-25-2018, 09:21 PM   #8
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I mean if I am able to get that serrated edge off, I am all game, but not sure if my stone is heavy duty enough to manage. Just seems strange to stab meat and cut it with the same implement.
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Old 07-25-2018, 09:28 PM   #9
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It's a bartenders fruit & olive knife.

I'm in MT too,Whitehall, where are you? Welcome to DC.
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Old 07-25-2018, 09:31 PM   #10
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Okay so I was looking some things up on Google and to me it looks like it is meant to be able to cut frozen food (meat)
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