What is a good kitchen knife for a left handed person???

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Leareth, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. Leareth macrumors 68000

    Leareth

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    Hi guys

    I have a bit of a problem
    my favorite knife got broken last night in a stupid act
    I have had this knife for 9 years and I recall it being expensive when I bought it, it has been sharpened and cleaned so many times that the makers brand is no longer visible all I can see is "made in Japan".
    So now I am looking for a good kitchen knife 6" blade that works for a lefty, all the good knives I have tried today are fine for use with right hand but useless with left , the blade slides .
    SO the question to you guys is does any one know of/use a left handed knife that has about a 6" blade and is high quality, no Ikea knives and the like please.
    I am talking about the $200 plus range, after all the last one lasted 9 years...
    :rolleyes:
    Thanks
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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  3. CharlesRobinson macrumors newbie

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    Chicago Cutlery sells some amazing heavy-duty knives for kitchen use. I'm not sure if you can get them in your area, but if you can, they're definitely worth the penny.
     
  4. iBlue macrumors Core

    iBlue

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    can you elaborate on this? :D :p

    (sorry, couldn't help myself)

    i have some Henckels that seem to be regarded as a very good knives. they were given to me as a gift (odd, i know) from a left handed guy... i know he had his fashioned for being a lefty.

    <shrugs>
     
  5. evoluzione macrumors 68010

    evoluzione

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    are left handed knives really different? i guess the actual cutting edge is biased huh? interesting...


    i'd have to recommend that Shun knife that was linked in the first reply. a friend of mine bought a full set and are super happy with them. they found the set on eBay for about $400 - a great deal considering how much one costs.
     
  6. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    i'm left handed and i use the normal knife and it feels comfortable. So left handed knives have a different handle or something?


    Bless
     
  7. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    No, left-handed knives have the serration on the opposite side to right-handed knives, the blade is sharpened on the opposite side to right handed knives. When a left hander uses a right handed blade to cut a slice of bread from a loaf (from the other end remember) the blade will cut a wedge instead of a straight slice. Same thing happens with meat and basically anything else you have to cut.


    We're talking about really good knives here for top-notch cooks. Most knives you buy are ambidextrous but when cooking is your trade you'll want a top quality blade that will make your cooking easier to do. A left handed chef using a right handed blade is not going to be able to slice as accurately and as controlled as he would with a left handed blade.
     
  8. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Cool now i know and knowing is half the battle....


    Bless
     
  9. Chundles macrumors G4

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    GI JOOOOOOE!!
     
  10. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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