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Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:22 pm
I think I have narrowed it down to 3 knives and I want to know which would work best for me. I am going to be sailing across the Atlantic in a small sailboat. There is not enough room to take a kitchen full of equipment, so I need to taper it down to just the essentials. I would like to limit my knives to 2, a boning knife and an all purpose knife. I need to keep the cost down in case a knife should end up overboard. I believe the Richmond Artifex Honesuki 165mm AEB-L blade (69.95), would be a good choice for the boning knife but I have narrowed it down to 3 choices for the all purpose knife. The Richmond Artifex Santoku 190mm (69.95) (seems a little long for working in a cramped galley of a small boat), the Tojiro DP Santoku 170mm VG-10 blade (69.95), or the Tojiro Stainless Wa Santoku 170mm.
Which would work best in a salt water environment? I am right handed, prefer the Japanese handle though I can live with the other handle. These will be my first sharp food preparation knives and I intend to keep them that way. I hope this is enough info, I am looking forward to any recommendations.
Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:56 pm
If you like a wa handle go for the tojiro stainless santoku. They're nice and light and fully stainless. It will work well for you.
Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:14 am
Of those three, they would all perform similarly in a salt water environment.....but have you thought about a ceramic knife?
This might be the one case where I'd recommend one actually.http://www.chefknivestogo.com/ky6incechkn.html
Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:58 am
The ceramic wouldn't need to be sharpened, which would also be a plus, but they are a bit more fragile! On a rocking boat, I would be concerned that it would slide off and snap when it hits the deck.
Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:35 am
taz575 wrote:.....On a rocking boat, I would be concerned that it would slide off and snap when it hits the deck.
If the boat is rocking that much you better come in out of the hurricane!
Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:41 am
Boats still rock even when it's not a Hurricane!! LOL. I was on a 26' boat in 4-5 footers inshore, it was hard to keep a good footing to fish! Out in the bigger ocean, there will be bigger waves and swells, too!
Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:46 am
I'd been to busy loosing my lunch overboard to worry about fishing!
Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:41 pm
Thanks for the help. The ceramic although being immune to corrosion is a bit to fragile when working on a moving boat, I've already chipped one in the kitchen. So I've decided to go with te Richmond Artifex Honesuki 165 and the Tojiro Stainless Wa- Santoku 170mm for my galley knives.
Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:18 pm
Not bad choices by any means.
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