The Only 3 Knives You Really Need

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S Clark

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Re: The Only 3 Knives You Really Need
« Reply #80 on: 10 Feb 2019, 06:04 am »
Gerber?

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Re: The Only 3 Knives You Really Need
« Reply #81 on: 10 Feb 2019, 09:43 am »
Hopefully this is not too far off the mark of the topic....

It is quite far off the topic.... this thread is about kitchen knives.

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Re: The Only 3 Knives You Really Need
« Reply #82 on: 10 Feb 2019, 07:44 pm »
It is quite far off the topic.... this thread is about kitchen knives.

Okay.

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Re: The Only 3 Knives You Really Need
« Reply #83 on: 10 Feb 2019, 09:52 pm »
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/25/essential-kitchen-knives_n_2545628.html

What say you? Is this good advice? Is there anyone that actually only has three knives? How many do you have?

(This same advice is all over the place, this article is just an example.)

Yes, this is true! Confirmed with friend(s) who are professional chefs. Those knife blocks/kits full of a dozen knives are a gimmick/for the uninformed. Pick up some Wusthof Classic Ikons (Chef, Paring, Bread) and you are set!

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Re: The Only 3 Knives You Really Need
« Reply #84 on: 11 Feb 2019, 04:51 am »
Yes, this is true! Confirmed with friend(s) who are professional chefs. Those knife blocks/kits full of a dozen knives are a gimmick/for the uninformed. Pick up some Wusthof Classic Ikons (Chef, Paring, Bread) and you are set!
Well... ok. Not my experience.

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Re: The Only 3 Knives You Really Need
« Reply #85 on: 11 Feb 2019, 05:55 am »
Thread back up and running  :D

I've been thinking about paring knives and i reckon there's a special place for concave curved blades. I suspect the reason they're ignored, is that they're particularly tricky to sharpen, especially if you're using a stone. Counter to pretty much everything else, you can only use contact with a point on the very edge of the stone and points along the edge of the knife. Some of those sharpening tools might make life easier but they're an interesting challenge and very useful for fruit.

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Re: The Only 3 Knives You Really Need
« Reply #86 on: 11 Feb 2019, 06:32 am »
I assume you are talking about birds beak knives like this Shun


I've got a Due Buoi (Italian competitor to the Germans) birds beak.  I use it for peeling potatoes, and that's about it.  You can sharpen it on ceramic or diamond rod sharpeners pretty easily, but not on a standard stone.  You have to watch them... I've cut the crap out of myself with it. 


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Re: The Only 3 Knives You Really Need
« Reply #88 on: 11 Feb 2019, 02:19 pm »
I only need one knife.  My Jason Knight Kukri... :lol:



But seriously I use this stubby 6" chef from Nick Rossi for 90% of my cooking.

jules

Re: The Only 3 Knives You Really Need
« Reply #89 on: 12 Feb 2019, 12:41 am »
Hat's off to anyone, Scott, who takes on peeling potatoes with a "birds beak" paring knife!

Going back to the "three knives" though, I'd suggest this knife should replace the suggested, straight[ish] bladed paring knife in the essential three.

The Naniwa stones certainly come with a nice range of grits. They also look as though a certain amount of practice would be useful  to avoid surgically skinning your thumb. Are they perhaps designed for, ahem, knives we aren't talking about here, like pocket knives.

Maybe a potato peeler should be added as "the 4th knife"  :D