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Looking for a fit for big hands.

Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:04 pm

I am about 6'3" and I'm looking for a knife with a large handle to fit my hand. I own a Montana with a huge handle which is fine. At work I was borrowing the chef's fujiwara, but the handle was way too small. I found myself switching to his mac 10" chefs knife, which was a lot better but still felt small to me. The Artifex would be the obvious choice but I dont know if the handle will be large enough. How does the Artifex comare to the Mac handle, and would there be a knife you would recommend? I dont have huge hands but I think they may be larger than some of the other cooks. The Fujiwara and Wusthoff are out of the question.
Thanks,
Nick

Re: Looking for a fit for big hands.

Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:09 pm

The Mac Pro has a good sized handle.

My Artifex has a average sized handle.

The Tojiro dp would be a good choice for you. It has a larger handle.

Butch Harner's knives are big.

Re: Looking for a fit for big hands.

Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:50 am

NICK <> Well above the Artifex's price point, but well below the Harner is the veritable Suisin INOX Honyaki. It has an overall large handle, particularly in its girth, and it is a truly awesome piece of steel.

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/suinhowa24.html

Re: Looking for a fit for big hands.

Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:21 pm

Yeah, the Suisin Inox Honyaki handles are bigger(ish).

The Tojiro DP handles feel big because they're kind of blocky.

Get a knife custom handled HUGE!! :)

Re: Looking for a fit for big hands.

Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:12 pm

I'm shipping a couple of big handled knives tomorrow morning. :)

Re: Looking for a fit for big hands.

Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:51 pm

Yes a custom handled knife is a good option. Lots of guys can do them. Adam, Pierre and Shaun's knife has nice sized handles on them.
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