Who uses an extra wide chefs knife?

Discussion in 'Cooking Knife Reviews' started by crane, Dec 9, 2001.

  1. crane

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    What do you like about it?
     
  2. coolj

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    I'm assuming that your talking about the one's with the heel that is like 4 inchs from top to bottom ?. I don't like those at all, I use the narrowest chef's knife I can find at work, and only one with an 8 inch blade.
     
  3. kylew

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    I use 10" wide chef's knife. I like the extra knuckle clearance it gives me since my hands ain't dainty. I have an 8" as well buty mostly use the big one.
     
  4. kuan

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    Kyle, that would make your knife larger than your kitchen counter :)

    Kuan
     
  5. anneke

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    Please enlighten metric-girl: is " feet and ' inches?
     
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    " is inches, ' is feet :)
     
  7. anneke

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    Got it!
    Thx

    :D
     
  8. kylew

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    Kuan - When I put it on my counter, I have to do it at an angle :)
     
  9. jim berman

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    I'm a big fan of 'knuckle clearence'. I prefer my vegetable cleaver over just about any of my other knives (except my fancy chef's knife). I have been using a clever for 5+ years; won't give it up for all the bok choy in China! :) The 4" width allows for high-velocity knife handling.