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Folding knife?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:41 pm

I'm wondering if there is a folding knife that uses these high quality steels, and craftsmanship. I figure there must be at least a few knife savy cooks that can't bring in their own knives, maybe because they work at a large institution with strange regulations, and so they sneak in a folded blade.

Alright, speak up!

Re: Folding knife?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:22 pm

Mcusta and Seki are 2 brands that come to mind.

Re: Folding knife?

Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:27 am

Jack - what steels are you talking about?

I'm not fond of santokus but how about this one? http://www.agrussell.com/ag-russell-hoc ... p/HKhhh14/

I have an early one in ATS34

Re: Folding knife?

Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:37 am

Looks like Seki has some a couple pretty cool hunters. Might have to think about that in a couple months....

Re: Folding knife?

Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:24 am

i have two brands that i use for my edc

kershaw and svord.

i have a kershaw blur in s30v and a kershaw skyline in 14c28n (related to 13c26, kershaw only sandvik steel afaik)

my svord peasant knife is carbon steel.

=D

quite a few brands out there that use nice steels like zdp189, s35vn, s30v etc.

mcusta is the only one i know of that's a j blade maker that does folders.

Re: Folding knife?

Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:24 am

Oh, I thought you meant Japanese folding knives! LOL!

Spyderco, Benchmade, Kershaw, MicroTech, Gerber all make decent stuff. Look for something with a nice blade steel. Benchmade will use different blade steels in their knives and they are very nice, but pricey!

Re: Folding knife?

Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:06 am

One of my favorite mid-sized pocket knives is a Spyderco Caly 3 in ZDP-189. Very comfortable to carry and use (though not ultra-light), and just enough blade to slice a tomato in a pinch. I find it easy to keep outrageously sharp.

I'd love to have another with a more food/board-friendly blade.

I wouldn't want to use it to make a meal, though, unless i had to.

Re: Folding knife?

Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:14 am

And the rabbit hole goes yet deeper!

Re: Folding knife?

Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:26 am

I did mean Japanese folding knives, and this Mcusta is exactly what I was edging toward. Thanks peeps.

I'm really green with all these steel types, blade profiles, etc. I'm just a chef who had a revelation.

Re: Folding knife?

Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:59 am

JACK <> Takeda... http://shop.niimi.okayama.jp/kajiya/english/index.html
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