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What is the best knife for carving fruits?

Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:27 am

Paring knife? Turnip knife? Small petty knife?

Re: What is the best knife for carving fruits?

Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:08 am

I have done some custom Thai fruit carving knives by modifying the shape of a paring knife. The actual Thai fruit carving knives from Thailand use an extremely poor quality steel (Kiwi brand) and I wouldn't recommend them for anything but their shape. You need those narrow radius tips to make those tight radius cuts for the smaller sizes petals especially.

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Re: What is the best knife for carving fruits?

Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:09 pm

I have the cheapies, as well, but thin tipped paring knives work, I find. The 75mm Kasumi is an example. It also has the advantage of a circular handle which has better ergonomics for holding the knife as one does while carving.

Re: What is the best knife for carving fruits?

Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:36 am

I do not think CKTG sells the 75 mm Kasumi.

Mel........What do you think of Tamahagene? Are they similar....or does Tamahagane has to reshaped?

Re: What is the best knife for carving fruits?

Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:50 am

CKTG no longer sells the Kasumi line as they aren't really anything special overall. The parer though has a particularly light & thin blade which works beautifully in this application. The Tamahagane is the polar opposite, and is by no means appropriate in said capacity.
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