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Old 07-25-2018, 10:09 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, 10:11 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, 10:13 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, 10:15 PM   #4
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Old 07-25-2018, 10:16 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, 10:18 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, 10:19 PM   #7
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Maybe to hold it while slicing?
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Old 07-25-2018, 10:21 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, 10:28 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, 10:31 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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It's a bartenders fruit & olive knife.
Thanks. What is the use of the pointed end?
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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)
It seems rather flimsy to cut frozen food. Salt and Pepper said it was a bartender's knife.
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Thanks. What is the use of the pointed end?
To stab olives out of a jar! Or peppers etc..
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To stab olives out of a jar! Or peppers etc..
Ah. Makes sense.
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Yeah..I think it is more of a serving utensil than it is a knife, per se...cool unit, though..now you have to have a martini/cocktail party so you can use it..
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Old 07-25-2018, 10:47 PM   #16
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The serrated edge is for slicing lemon & limes .
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Old 07-27-2018, 06:25 PM   #17
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Chris, please don't take off the serrated edge!
It is not a knife you see every day - so as cheap as you might think it is, it is still special.
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