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09-01-2014, 06:56 PM - 1 Like   #211
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want vs need, with knives

Sometimes you just want a knife you want:

... and are tired of being told to settle for:

09-01-2014, 07:03 PM   #212
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QuoteOriginally posted by Joel B Quote
The question should not be how big of a potato you need, but what is put on it. You know, sour cream, bacon, cheese, chives, etc. A big potato plain is just for show!
In other words, features are more important than size. I'm waiting for autopeel potatoes myself. Anyone going to Spudkina 2015?
09-03-2014, 04:34 PM   #213
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True Story: About 30 years ago, i was in a conference room with 20 others in a modern office type building. The meeting ran late on a Friday night and we could hear the traffic in the outside corrider clear out as we were trying to complete the meeting. No windows to this conference room, just the one door.

We go to open the door and it would not open or budge. We banged on the door several times but we were apparently alone in the 4 story building on a Friday night. And work didn't resume till Monday morning. And this was no lightweight door, hinges or lock - commercial/industrial quality.

Luckily i carried the Swiss Army tinker knife like the one below in my pants pocket. I pulled it out and gave it to one of the stronger members of our group, who used it to pry the hinge pins out and then we were able to remove the door from the metal jamb. I got some good natured ribbing over the wimpy nature of the knife, but many seemed grateful that we got out of the predicament in less than 10 minutes. There was no phone in the room and at the time, noone carried cell phones.

I suppose if i hadn't had the knife, we probably would have waited for an hour or two for some security guard to find us. Failing that, we probably would have used chairs to break through the sheet rock wall.
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QuoteOriginally posted by philbaum Quote
Luckily i carried the Swiss Army tinker knife like the one below in my pants pocket.
I have carried that exact model for over thirty years! Not the same knife as I've lost or broken several but always replaced it with the same one. It's gotten me out of a lot of jams, though nothing like yours

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QuoteOriginally posted by Dartmoor Dave Quote
Really, if you're not using the full-size Sabatier knives your cooking is always going to be second-rate.
I love my Sabatier...all 9 inches of it. I also love my 3 inch Mundial. The Mundial sucks for cutting watermelon though and cutting/coring apples with the Sabatier is tedious.


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QuoteOriginally posted by c.a.m Quote
Me, I changed over to a 3-inch (7.5 cm) multi-purpose army pocketknife for all my chores - hiking, workshop, kitchen. It works really well for most tasks, but it's a bit of a letdown when trying to carve up watermelons and the Christmas turkey. No offence to the Swiss, but I'm thinking of coming back to a set of knives that are tailored to different tasks.
I have a 3" Victorinox with locking blade that works nicely for many things, but watermelon...nah...won't go there...

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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
Sometimes you just want a knife you want:

... and are tired of being told to settle for:

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