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Old 11-02-2006, 07:59 AM   #1
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I've decided to buy a new knife today for the purpose of cutting ribs. Anyone have a favorite? I seen guys cut ribs with anything from a pearing knife to a meat cleaver. I just want nice clean cuts...

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Old 11-02-2006, 08:04 AM   #2
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not an expert here, but right off the bat I'd say a Forschner santuko style.
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Dats, after seeing the 14" forschner work well at new holland I ordered one for myself and it works great. might even be worth a trip into the city to one of the commercial sharpening places. Restaraunts bring in knives by the hundreds and many times before they pick back up, they have gone under or cant pay their bills. Dad spent a few minutes talking the guys near him and they sell him the ones that arent picked up for pennies on the dollar.
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:16 AM   #4
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Many people are using electric knives to cut ribs these days. I have a Henckel's boning knife that I like to use. Also a long slicing knife works well if you want to lay the ribs down and slice them.
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:18 AM   #5
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I use my Wustof bread knife to slice my ribs, brisket and turkeys. Works great!
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:23 AM   #6
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I just got a "scimitar' style knive...
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:39 AM   #7
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I use a henkels slicing knife. I think the important thing is to make sure it's sharp!
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:52 AM   #8
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It'll be used for ribs mostly, but I like the idea of Brisket also. Right now I has a mismush collection of knives, most of them dull and cheap to begin with. I'd leave that collection to everyday kitchen use and keep the knife with my Q tools.
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:57 AM   #9
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9" Forschner Chef Knife is whut I normally wind up using. Think the pros is it nice and heavy which allows you more of a straight down shearing and rocking motion as opposed to the back and forth sawing motion which I think is mostly whut gives them a jagged appearance and comes with the territory in trying to use a typical slicing knife. In theory a long bladed scimitar should also work good..but the one I have dont have enough weight on the blade. It puts the entire burden on the wrist and gives a person corporal tunnell syndrome purty quick.

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Old 11-02-2006, 09:58 AM   #10
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If you wanna look into getting a set of knives, check out Amazon. They have some pretty good deals. I happened to get two 8 piece Wustof sets with the block 2 Christmas ago for $125.00!!
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