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 Post subject: Re: Scalpel nakiri for feather-fingers
PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:32 am 

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Oops


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 Post subject: Re: Scalpel nakiri for feather-fingers
PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:01 am 

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I mostly use a diagonal slicing motion with Nakiri: light down and forward simultaneously

This can be seen in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaEYZZapaTs


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 Post subject: Re: Scalpel nakiri for feather-fingers
PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:17 am 

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Am I the only one too dumb to understand why he keeps rinsing the sections off the blade into the sink?


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 Post subject: Re: Scalpel nakiri for feather-fingers
PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:44 am 

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I think there is a container in the sink.

See comment at 1:21 of the video.

"...he make a slight twist with his hand to help him better move the onions to his container"


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 Post subject: Re: Scalpel nakiri for feather-fingers
PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:03 pm 

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gladius wrote:I think there is a container in the sink.

See comment at 1:21 of the video.

"...he make a slight twist with his hand to help him better move the onions to his container"


Thanks, I must have looked away.

ETA: Now I know where the word "negimaki" comes from.


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 Post subject: Re: Scalpel nakiri for feather-fingers
PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:34 pm 
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xoomg wrote:Sorry if I sound fickle!


Nothing wrong with being fickle! In fact, I think it's good...otherwise, you end up not getting what you're after!



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 Post subject: Re: Scalpel nakiri for feather-fingers
PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:38 pm 

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I don't think you're at all out of line. Quite the opposite. If only everyone considered their knife purchases so carefully.

I just grabbed the HH to do a carrot, potato, and cabbage test with slow push cuts. It was surprisingly relaxing. The release going slow, not aided by product pushing the carrot or potato off, wasn't good. Every other cut, perhaps, stuck. The following cuts pushed them cleanly off. Not a problem for me, but certainly in line with your issue. And now I have a slaw for lunch.


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 Post subject: Re: Scalpel nakiri for feather-fingers
PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:59 pm 

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socalboo wrote:xoomg, just food for thought:in your original post, you talk about push/pull/slice cutting, and an aversion to chopping motion. as I am sure you are aware, nakiris are meant for up/down, not so much push/pull/slice.


Whats the difference between chopping and push cutting?


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 Post subject: Re: Scalpel nakiri for feather-fingers
PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:25 pm 

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KnifeFanatic usually alternates push, chop & rock cutting in his review videos.

See example:



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 Post subject: Re: Scalpel nakiri for feather-fingers
PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:32 pm 

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Oops #2


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