MAC pro gyuto versus butternut squash

Discussion in 'Cooking Knife Reviews' started by jacobrb02, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. jacobrb02

    jacobrb02

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    Should my MAC pro MBK 85 (8.5") be able to break down a butternut squash without risking damage, provided the cuts are nice and straight? I suppose there is a sure fire way to find out but wanted to ask first.

    It's not a 'laser' but still a fairly thin knife -- spine is 2.5mm above the heel, per MAC. I sharpened it pretty well recently at a typical angle of approx 12 - 15 degrees (freehand so just estimating).

    Is the mighty mac mighty enough?
     
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  2. millionsknives

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    The key is to place the knife on the squash before cutting.  Don't hack from a distance, that's a sure way to twist the edge and chip.
     
  3. jacobrb02

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    So done that way with no twisting it should be fine?
     
  4. benuser

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    If you want to slice forward let the blade find it's angle by very slightly pulling; if you want to pull, try a very light forward motion before.
     
  5. jacobrb02

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    Thanks for the tips folks, will try these techniques.