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 Post subject: Looking for a squash knife
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:23 pm 
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Wondering if you can help me? I am looking for a chefs knife that will be able to cut through squash, without chipping, and have excellent edge retention. The weight would be heavier than a typical Japanese style but less than a German style. I would like to spend $200 or less. Do you have anything that fits this description?

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a squash knife
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:30 pm 
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There are a few questions that would help get you a better recommendation.

Would you prefer western or wa handle?
Are you right handed?
Do you know how to sharpen?
What size knife are you looking for? 240mm Gyuto?



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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a squash knife
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:45 pm 

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Western handle (open to wa), right handed, I can sharpen


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a squash knife
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:07 pm 
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The Kikuichi TKC would be a good choice for you: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/ic24gy.html



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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a squash knife
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:47 pm 
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If you wanted a good wa-gyuto that would work for you try the Tetsuhiro: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/tehawh11.html



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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a squash knife
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:49 pm 

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Is there a squash renaissance going on that I'm missing? This is like the third squash knife thread in a month.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a squash knife
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:43 pm 
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Yeah, it is. Weird!

The TKC would be a good choice.



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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a squash knife
PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:49 am 
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It's that time of year - squash galore at the markets :-). What about you Adam? - what's your go to knife for processing acorn, butternut, etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a squash knife
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One of two knives I've made and kept. A 240mm sujihiki.



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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a squash knife
PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:58 pm 
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The Squash Growers of America should take advantage of this and run an ad campaign.

"Squash, it tastes like chicken"
"Squash the new red meat"
"Squash the manly food for dinner"
"Squash, it grows hair on your chest"
"Squash the choice for Monatana farm hands with cowboy hats"



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