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Wusthof 17cm Japanese cook's knife

Discussion in 'Beer & Food' started by MikeD, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. MikeD

    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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  2. Arkayne

    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    We're family. I've one of those too! I've yet to use it though.

     
  3. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    WTF?

    I plugged "wusthof japanese cook knife" into Google to come up with a picture and this thread is the second link that came up.
     
  4. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Way to go, MikeD! :thumb:
     
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    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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  6. BikeMike

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    Isn't 17 cm a bit...well...uh... short? Do you ever wish it was longer?

    (Sorry. Someone had to say it. Congrats, by the way. Japanese kitchen knives are often associated with the phrase "kick ass and take names.")
     
  7. MikeD

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    In Japan, this knife can crush city blocks and spew atomic firebreath.
     
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    Henckels fan here.

     
  9. MikeD

    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    Thanks for supporting the local economy! Both Henckels and Wüsthoff come from my home town.
     
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    Be extremely careful if you want to see how your meat compares to 17cm.
     
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    Silver find me a tampon

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    What the **** is 17cm?
     
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    yamaguy01 Chimp

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    I have a few Wüsthoff knives. I can not afford the block and set that I really want! Friggin' ex-roommate used one of my knives as a friggin' pry tool or something and broke the tip on my knive.
     
  15. MikeD

    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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  16. Damo

    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    I have this exact knife and hardly ever use it. It was a gift and just doesn't feel comfortable. I don't like the pointed 90deg tip, it doesn't slide back and forth nicely while slicing. The cutting edge itself is a bit too flat (or straight) for my liking. Sharp as fuk though.


    I also have, and use, this 20cm chefs knife. Also a gift, it is nice to use. The cutting edge has a nice transition along the entire length, no flat spots. Good length too.


    This is my prize: Global's 18cm veg knife. I would be happy to select this one if I had to choose one knife only to own. Funny enough, it was also a gift. I use it for pretty much everything. It has been scarred up and chipped and I still love it. Holds an edge well and is damn sharp. From fine work to filleting fish to de-boning a chicken, it does everything.

    Knives are personal however, so what I like may not be what you would like (and vice versa).
     
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  17. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I've got one of these... pretty much the only knife I use.

     
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    Ack! Hard, thin blades and bones do not mix well. Explains some the the edge chipping.

    Very very true. The best knife is the one you enjoy the most!