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Re: Kitchen knives
« Reply #40 on: March 03, 2020, 03:18:23 pm »
A knife made for me by a friend at work, based on a design I saw in a magazine.

Brass bolster and pommel, with pine cone cast in resin scale
Goodness me that is beautiful.

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« Reply #41 on: March 03, 2020, 03:28:14 pm »
Nice video on chef's knives. East to West and pro & cons.

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Re: Kitchen knives
« Reply #42 on: March 03, 2020, 03:32:00 pm »
Knifemanship.  Is there such word.

I tried lifting my kitchen knife skills a bit.  The scars on my fingers can attest 

Seems there are different styles for different knives.  The chinese chopper style is different from the more european chef knife style.   Dont own a chpper like this.  The wusthof 5inch chopper seems to get popular nowadays.  Will give it a go sometime

Me too, I want a Wusthof Cleaver - its the one design I have never tried.....

I also have one of these - Alaskan Ulu Knife - very easy to use, single side bevel, so depending which way you face the blade, it cuts differently. super control as the cutting edge is directly below your hand.....
I made something similar from an old saw blade.
My wife loves it and ordered one in stainless steel. Having trouble finding steel that wide. Must buy a sheet measuring 500x1000 mm if you want N690.


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Re: Kitchen knives
« Reply #43 on: March 03, 2020, 03:50:24 pm »
A knife made for me by a friend at work, based on a design I saw in a magazine.
Brass bolster and pommel, with pine cone cast in resin scale
Goodness me that is beautiful.
Yes! I like the handle very much. Seems to me there are many good-looking knives where the handle looks like a real blister-raiser. This one looks hand-friendly.
 
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Re: Kitchen knives
« Reply #44 on: March 03, 2020, 04:17:22 pm »
Knifemanship.  Is there such word.

I tried lifting my kitchen knife skills a bit.  The scars on my fingers can attest 

Seems there are different styles for different knives.  The chinese chopper style is different from the more european chef knife style.   Dont own a chpper like this.  The wusthof 5inch chopper seems to get popular nowadays.  Will give it a go sometime

Me too, I want a Wusthof Cleaver - its the one design I have never tried.....

I also have one of these - Alaskan Ulu Knife - very easy to use, single side bevel, so depending which way you face the blade, it cuts differently. super control as the cutting edge is directly below your hand.....
I made something similar from an old saw blade.
My wife loves it and ordered one in stainless steel. Having trouble finding steel that wide. Must buy a sheet measuring 500x1000 mm if you want N690.


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You can buy N690 from Bohler in 1m strips, any width you desire above 50mm...they do not cut strips less than 50mm.  Otherwise you can chat to the guys at www.kmts.co.za, they have steel in smaller quantities.  Rausch Engineering also sell steel in small quantities.
 

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Re: Kitchen knives
« Reply #45 on: March 04, 2020, 09:20:12 am »
Dealing with Bohler in Isando is not easy.
Much easier to deal with their branch in PE.

You are correct as to the strip widths. My mistake. The largest sheet from them is 500x1000mm.
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Re: Kitchen knives
« Reply #46 on: March 06, 2020, 08:59:55 am »
A very nice cleaver.

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Re: Kitchen knives
« Reply #47 on: March 06, 2020, 09:48:43 am »
A very nice cleaver.
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=246103.0;topicseen
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Re: Kitchen knives
« Reply #48 on: March 06, 2020, 11:13:28 am »
A very nice cleaver.
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=246103.0;topicseen
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« Reply #49 on: May 21, 2020, 11:18:55 am »
I've been using my Victorinox set for the past 25 years. The Chef's knife and Bread knife are my go to's.

Then the crappy stolen pic is one of the current knives I drool over..
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Re: Kitchen knives
« Reply #50 on: May 21, 2020, 12:23:32 pm »
Deon, that Victorinox (2nd pic) looks fabulous. I like the handle especially! It looks like it would be very comfortable to use.

I'm playing (making cardboard models) with handle shapes for a heavy-ish chef knife, something between a light cleaver and heavy chef. When I'm happy, would you consider making one? I liked the look of the knives you made and posted on the other thread. They look like they are made to be used, not "photographic models".  :biggrin:
 

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Re: Kitchen knives
« Reply #51 on: May 21, 2020, 02:57:06 pm »
Deon, that Victorinox (2nd pic) looks fabulous. I like the handle especially! It looks like it would be very comfortable to use.

I'm playing (making cardboard models) with handle shapes for a heavy-ish chef knife, something between a light cleaver and heavy chef. When I'm happy, would you consider making one? I liked the look of the knives you made and posted on the other thread. They look like they are made to be used, not "photographic models".  :biggrin:

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Re: Kitchen knives
« Reply #52 on: September 05, 2020, 07:06:12 pm »
Just added this set to the Kitchen!!  :thumleft:
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Re: Kitchen knives
« Reply #53 on: September 05, 2020, 08:19:57 pm »
Just added this set to the Kitchen!!  :thumleft:

Pretty please, I want to be your chef.   :biggrin: 

Very nice set, I will sell a kidney and some more for that.   :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Kitchen knives
« Reply #54 on: September 05, 2020, 08:44:49 pm »
Just added this set to the Kitchen!!  :thumleft:

Pretty please, I want to be your chef.   :biggrin: 

Very nice set, I will sell a kidney and some more for that.   :thumleft: :thumleft:

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Re: Kitchen knives
« Reply #55 on: September 06, 2020, 04:45:50 am »
Just added this set to the Kitchen!!  :thumleft:

Pretty please, I want to be your chef.   :biggrin: 

Very nice set, I will sell a kidney and some more for that.   :thumleft: :thumleft:

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 :thumleft: :thumleft:  That is a pretty good price for that set, thanks. 
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Re: Kitchen knives
« Reply #56 on: September 06, 2020, 10:13:08 am »
I have a small 5 piece Wusthof set and then all the ‘mongrel’ knives i have acquired through the years. Some plain and cheap others a bit better.  I have my favourites.

In a perfect world i wouldnt buy a set.  I will go for different single types fit for purpose.  I like that uniqueness. I even have a table ‘set’ of different knives and forks. Bought or acquired through different means from pandjieswinkels to gifts or buying a set with some cutlery missing.  My wife dont like it. Especially not when we have guests.  I also like a kitchen table set with different chairs. 

On my wishlist is a thin blade small 6 inch chef knife with no bolster or heel.  For delicate sharp work.  I also havent found the right utility and small knife yet.  Still searching though. :biggrin:  Would also like a Japanese chopper santoku type knife.  Just nothing in Damascus - i like shiny simple blades. 
 

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Re: Kitchen knives
« Reply #57 on: September 06, 2020, 12:45:47 pm »
I have a small 5 piece Wusthof set and then all the ‘mongrel’ knives i have acquired through the years. Some plain and cheap others a bit better.  I have my favourites.

In a perfect world i wouldnt buy a set.  I will go for different single types fit for purpose.  I like that uniqueness. I even have a table ‘set’ of different knives and forks. Bought or acquired through different means from pandjieswinkels to gifts or buying a set with some cutlery missing.  My wife dont like it. Especially not when we have guests.  I also like a kitchen table set with different chairs. 

On my wishlist is a thin blade small 6 inch chef knife with no bolster or heel.  For delicate sharp work.  I also havent found the right utility and small knife yet.  Still searching though. :biggrin:  Would also like a Japanese chopper santoku type knife.  Just nothing in Damascus - i like shiny simple blades.

Actually true, but would still like to have it just for the sake of having it.   :biggrin:

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Re: Kitchen knives
« Reply #58 on: September 06, 2020, 01:00:28 pm »
I have a small 5 piece Wusthof set and then all the ‘mongrel’ knives i have acquired through the years. Some plain and cheap others a bit better.  I have my favourites.

In a perfect world i wouldnt buy a set.  I will go for different single types fit for purpose.  I like that uniqueness. I even have a table ‘set’ of different knives and forks. Bought or acquired through different means from pandjieswinkels to gifts or buying a set with some cutlery missing.  My wife dont like it. Especially not when we have guests.  I also like a kitchen table set with different chairs. 

On my wishlist is a thin blade small 6 inch chef knife with no bolster or heel.  For delicate sharp work.  I also havent found the right utility and small knife yet.  Still searching though. :biggrin:  Would also like a Japanese chopper santoku type knife.  Just nothing in Damascus - i like shiny simple blades.

Actually true, but would still like to have it just for the sake of having it.   :biggrin:

Ons het ook 'n hele verskeindenheid verskillende messe en vurke aangeskaf by pandtjiewinkels, ons laaik daai.  Spesifieke botter messe en eet messe en dan sulke lekker outydse vurke, daai met die lekker lang vurk voor.
Met skerp tande, wat 'n kersie-tamatie in slaai kan raak steek sonder om sap in jou buurman se oë te spuit. Daai restaurant vurke met hulle square stomp tanne maak my tiete lam...
 

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Re: Kitchen knives
« Reply #59 on: September 06, 2020, 01:21:44 pm »

Actually true, but would still like to have it just for the sake of having it.   :biggrin:

Ons het ook 'n hele verskeindenheid verskillende messe en vurke aangeskaf by pandtjiewinkels, ons laaik daai.  Spesifieke botter messe en eet messe en dan sulke lekker outydse vurke, daai met die lekker lang vurk voor.
Met skerp tande, wat 'n kersie-tamatie in slaai kan raak steek sonder om sap in jou buurman se oë te spuit. Daai restaurant vurke met hulle square stomp tanne maak my tiete lam...
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 :laughing4: :laughing4:  Net so, as jou kos eers die hele bord rondhardloop oor 'n stomp vurk eet ek sommer met 'n lepel.   :biggrin:
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