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 Post subject: Looking for a workhorse knife that can take abuse
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:01 pm 
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Looking for a work horse at home that can take some abuse, such as cutting large bocks of cheese, frozen butter etc as needed.
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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a workhorse knife that can take abuse
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:03 pm 
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Use a soft steel beater for abuse since the edges are wider and the steel is tougher. I keep a wusthof in my kitchen for just such tasks. Wusthof also has a great warranty service so if you do kill it they will repair or replace it.



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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a workhorse knife that can take abuse
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:05 pm 
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Either a soft steel chef's knife ala the Fibrox or some such, or a western deba:

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/todpwede21.html

will take abuse better than any gyuto.

However, many of the workhorse labeled gyuto's will do both the tasks you mentioned very well. Something like:

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/riulst25gy.html



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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a workhorse knife that can take abuse
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:12 pm 
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JOHN DOE <> Adam hit the nail square on the head with the Tojiro recommendation as, IMO, it fits your request very well.



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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a workhorse knife that can take abuse
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:36 pm 
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I have a Victorinox Fibrox in the kitchen just for those types of task, my use and abuse knife. I break out the J-knives for the fun stuff.



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