Got Me A New Scimitar

I needed a new chef’s knife, as there are some things that I just didn’t like using the Wusthof Santoku for.

Or maybe I just like sharp knives.

17 Responses to “Got Me A New Scimitar”

  1. Gary from Jersey says:

    Too early for this. It looked like a baseball bat at first.

  2. mojo says:

    Japanese? Single-side sharpened?

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    Japanese steel but manufactured in china, sadly. Double-edged but quite sharp and feels nice in my hands. I was looking at some of the super japanese ones but they get so stratospheric in price so quickly…as much as I lust after them I need something that can take a little abuse.

    And I admit the damascus look is nice eye candy.

  4. Laura says:

    I have been LOVING my Furi knives. There is nothing that beats a good blade in the kitchen. Or prison. Not that I’m in prison. Stop looking at me. Shhh, here comes the warden, err, I mean my supervisor.

  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    Furi knives?

    Are they like furry handcuffs?

  6. major dad says:

    I want to get one of these American made babies if I save up for a long time…

  7. majordadneedstosellakidneyfirstforoneathemknives says:

    (Dear md: cold day in Hell for that, sweet cheeks.)

  8. JeffS says:

    What’s wrong with the price of those knives, majordadneedstosellakidneyfirstforoneathemknives?

    Why, there’s a 4″ paring knife for just eighty bucks! Just give up Scotch for a week, and it’s paid for.

    Or that 8″ Chef knife, for a mere $360……hold off on the Scotch and gin for a month or so, and you’re in!

  9. Winston Smith says:

    Is that done with the fold over eighteen million times and hammer flat again technique?

  10. Mr. Bingley says:

    Those are lurvly, md, but before shelling out that kind of mullah I’d make damn sure to grab a hold of one and see how it fits/feels in my hand.

  11. Mr. Bingley says:

    Yeah, that’s the ‘Damascus’ technique, Winston. It combines different types of steel in layers to gain the better properties of each.

  12. major dad says:

    Don’t be talking crazy Jeff…

  13. mojo says:

    I’d call them “pattern-welded” rather than true Damascus. Pretty.

  14. JeffS says:

    What’s crazy, Major Dad? Laying off the Scotch? Or laying off the gin?

  15. major dad says:

    Both Jeff, both. And Winston, “there can be only one” I think Bing missed that. Mojo not sure if it’s a true damascus blade but he does pound them when he pulls the stock out of the forge. I want one.

  16. There CAN only be one says:

    …and, at $660 a pop, you can’t have it, schnooks.

  17. aelfheld says:

    Is it the season? Steve H. has a word or two on knives:

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