need a smack around or abuse knife.

Discussion in 'Cooking Knife Reviews' started by mrbushido, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. mrbushido

    mrbushido

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    i have a tojiro shirogami gyuto that im very happy with use it a lot for fine cuts and slicing meats and such.

    but am afraid of just chopping lots of vegetables how to put it afraid of smacking it hard against the chopping board i got and hurting the knife.

    looking for a knife that i just can hack vegetables and such with wit out being afraid of it.   

    looking at this tojiro shirogami nakiri 165mm is that good looks flat and good for chopping lots of mushroms etc?
     
  2. ordo

    ordo

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    Get a chinese cleaver, better than a nakiri.
     
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  3. brianshaw

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    Get two... makes "march chopping" much easier.

    I agree with the cleaver vs nakiri comment also.  Maybe it's just me, but nikiri gives me blisters for some reason.  Cleaver doesn't.

    But a traditional 10-inch chef knife and a big board also make vegetable chopping quite easy.
     
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  4. mrbushido

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    Any recomendetiaons?
     
  5. grande

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    I've had a wusthof for years and it seems pretty indistructable. Whenever i haven't wanted to use a >$100 knife i've used mercers and victorinox and found both functional, durable, and sharpenable.
     
  6. mrbushido

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    Ok anyone got a special knife or to on ebay to reccomend? Or other place that is cheap on delivering :)
     
  7. ordo

    ordo

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    Budget?
     
  8. mrbushido

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    50-60 buck topps delivered to norway. I love the shirogami gyuto i got the sharpness and quality thats why i thought og the tojiro shirogami nakiri.
    Any recomendtiaons?
     
  9. ordo

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    Do you have some Chinese markets over there? They usually carry a variety of cleavers, cheap and of reasonable quality. I got this one for about U$15.


    If not check CCK cleavers.
     
  10. mrbushido

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    I havent ok they are good quality?
     
  11. mrbushido

    mrbushido

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    Cant find them on ebay.
     
  12. meezenplaz

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    Agreed on cleavers, any Asian market will have decent (even if not so pretty) one piece shank cleavers for 8 to 15 us $.

    And they hold up better than you might think.

    As to kick-around knives, as a caterer  I'm coming from different perspective....where knives I take to events are subject

    to abuse, being "borrowed" and never returned, or just plain disappearing. In such case Id carry ultra cheap chef knives

    for general chopping, slicing etc, and keep my decent knives (fine dicing, meat trimming etc) in a wrap in my bag or under

    the car seat  until called upon for service.

    And BTW I rarely take cleavers to catered events--just too many people around, unless I have a kitchen available,

    or at least a secluded cook-tent.
     
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  13. mrbushido

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    Its just for home use. Will i get a chinese cleaver sharp enough? Thin slicing for eks squash amd aubergine
     
  14. mrbushido

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    @bdl you are the guru what do you mean?
     
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    I got cheap cleavers and chefs knives but want a nakiri/cleaver of good quality steel and sharpness

    Bdl or othdr guys any tips?
     
  17. mrbushido

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    Bdl wanna help? :p can raise my budget to 120 bucks delivered to norway.

    Then i question myself should i use the tojiro shirogami gyuto to chop and abuse and get a new higher quality better steel thinner more laser gyuto?
     
  18. ordo

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    bdl dissapeared from the forum months ago. Why don't you buy a generic chinese cleaver like this?:


    Its just $15.99 on eBay HERE. Use it for a while and eventually, if it fits your needs, get a fancier one. Personally, i would never spend a lot of money on a cleaver.
     
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  19. mrbushido

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    But can it do thin slicing of hard vegetables to?
     
  20. ordo

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    Sure.