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#11 Kurb

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:50 AM

Am I to come away from this thinking we shouldn't restrict guns because one day they might try and restrict knives too?



Who said guns ? I'm not talking about Guns! Knives are slashing people across the UK!!!!!!!!

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:52 AM

you don't need knives to make crappy English foods..a kidney pie anyone?

These doctors are on to something.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

Oh man you crazy British people and your homicide rate that's 500% lower than ours! When will you ever learn to stop looking for ways to reduce it?!

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:59 AM

Also ban high capacity drawers capable of holding multiple knives. Also gripped handles should be regulated since that allows the user more precision control.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:02 AM

Oh man you crazy British people and your homicide rate that's 500% lower than ours! When will you ever learn to stop looking for ways to reduce it?!


500% less?

They're using violence to bring people back to life?

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:04 AM

I bet a Brit could do math.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:10 AM

Well, for the most part, regarding the necessity of a big pointed knife for cooking, it's true. Curved front knives work just as well for anything that you would use a big knife for.

IE. knives shaped like this

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instead of this:

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i've found santoku knives aren't nearly as good for cutting large pieces of meat... largely due to the lack of point and subsequent lack of curve to the blade. I like santoku's for chopping but i much prefer a western style knife for slicing.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:12 AM

yeah, you can't rock one of those santoku knives like you can a chef's knife.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:15 AM

i've found santoku knives aren't nearly as good for cutting large pieces of meat... largely due to the lack of point and subsequent lack of curve to the blade. I like santoku's for chopping but i much prefer a western style knife for slicing.


It just requires a different technique. As someone who's worked in about 10 different restaurants and the only cook in my household, I can attest to being able to use them in much the same way as a "western style" knife.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:19 AM

It just requires a different technique. As someone who's worked in about 10 different restaurants and the only cook in my household, I can attest to being able to use them in much the same way as a "western style" knife.


i'm sure that's true... i mean... it's just a blade... i just prefer a traditional chef's knife... and i'm sure that's because i have better technique with it (and they are objectively... slightly more versatile.) my wife likes santokus better.


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