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Old 07-17-2010, 06:20 PM   #1
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Looking for a really good Slicing/Carving Knife

I've been using a chef's knife for years and it works well. However, it's difficult to produce thin slices with the chef's knife.
Recommendations of a really good slicing/carving knife would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:54 PM   #2
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Re: Looking for a really good Slicing/Carving Knife

I use Henkels. They are pricy but they work for me
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:13 PM   #3
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Re: Looking for a really good Slicing/Carving Knife

What Nick said. They work fine.

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Old 07-17-2010, 11:19 PM   #4
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Re: Looking for a really good Slicing/Carving Knife

I'd agree with the everyone else but oddly enough I use a Miracle Blade slicer all the time. That chef Tony wasn't F'ing around, I use these knives all the time. In hindsight I'd buy the miracle blades again, even though my stand by is a forshner.
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Old 07-18-2010, 08:50 AM   #5
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Re: Looking for a really good Slicing/Carving Knife

Buy the 12 Graton Forschner Slicer the best bang for your buck in my opinion.
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Old 07-18-2010, 02:04 PM   #6
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Re: Looking for a really good Slicing/Carving Knife

I've been a meat cutter for more than 30 years and I have always used Forschner knives. I use hem at home and in my profession. I recently found these new knives called Shun (http://www.kershawknives.com) and they are incredible (expensive) but they are like razors.
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:52 PM   #7
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Mighty purty knives. I am a big Forschner Fan myself. For serious super thin slicing not sure you could beat an electric slicer. Whut would discourage a person from going that route?

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Old 07-20-2010, 02:19 PM   #8
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Re: Looking for a really good Slicing/Carving Knife

I was going to suggest the 12" Forschner that Larry did. I'd listen to TimBear though.

BTW, I also have a set of Miracle Blades from years ago and use them a lot still. I buy new knives to try and end up going back to the Miracle Blades most of the time. I don't think I use the correct knife though. I don't have a 10" steak knife or a pork knife. They look like they could do some business!
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If you want a nice "knoife" that won't break your budget... Dexter-Russel. Keep it honed and it's fine. I have the 14 inch duo-edge slicer and it does the job nicely and has for years.
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I had a big curved Scimatar from Russell Dexter and that was absoloutely the sorriest piece o sheet knife I have ever owned in my life. Had intended to use it for slicing cooked spares. One rack give a person a serious coporal tunnell syndrome. I finally give it away free to some other poor dummy. Forschner only knife I would ever even consider buying.

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Re: Looking for a really good Slicing/Carving Knife

Cutco. Just kidding my A*@! is still sore from that 100% waste of money. The misses made me since a family member was selling them.

I've herd good stuff about Mad Cow. Good pricies.

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I had a big curved Scimatar from Russell Dexter and that was absoloutely the sorriest piece o sheet knife I have ever owned in my life. Had intended to use it for slicing cooked spares. One rack give a person a serious coporal tunnell syndrome. I finally give it away free to some other poor dummy. Forschner only knife I would ever even consider buying.

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Woulda helped if you used the sharp edge to slice instead of the top.
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Re: Looking for a really good Slicing/Carving Knife

Hmmm..I wondered why I always getting perpendicular cuts in the palm of my weak hand. Dang you just a smarty pants to figger out the problemo on that deal. Of course you have also explained the age old mystery of why donkeys don't go to school.

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Re: Looking for a really good Slicing/Carving Knife

The best advise I can give is to keep your knives sharp and remember that the stone is for sharpeneing and the steel is for putting the edge back on (not for sharpening). A knife is a personal piece of equipment and should always be sharpened by the same person and steeled by the same person every time. If not the knife (knives) will never ever stay sharp. Everyone has a different angle in which they cut and in whic they sharpen, so you should have your own knives for yourself!
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