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Old 07-17-2010, 05:20 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, 07:54 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, 10:13 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, 10:19 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, 07:50 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, 01:04 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, 02:52 PM   #7
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Re: Looking for a really good Slicing/Carving Knife

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, 01:19 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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Re: Looking for a really good Slicing/Carving Knife

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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