What’s your favorite knife?
Stuart has often posted about new knives, best or favorite EDC’s, utility knives and more.
The most recent post on ToolGuyd was about new knives from Estwing.
I realize that some folks are passionate about their pocket knives, hunting knives, chef knives etc. – And that knife collecting is a hobby for lots of folks.
I have a few knives that I like – but do not consider myself an aficionado or anything close to really knowledgeable about knives - but would be interested in seeing what’s out there that might add function and utility to the knives I often use.
My kitchen / Chef’s knives are mostly 40+ year old Sabatier Brand knives and I have a knife steel from them. I use their carbon steel boning knife quite a bit – as well as a super thin SS fileting knife. I’ve made/put new handles on both of them a few times. I have a long carbon steel slicer and “ham” slicer from them.
More recently (not 40 years ago anyway) – I bought a new bread knife that I like a lot:
I also bought a slicing knife that I think is good:
While we use a long Sabatier SS Chef’s knife from time to time – I bought a Santoku knife that we seem to use more:
More to the point of knives that are used more in the shop and for purposes other than culinary, I most often grab one of these – having them scattered around the house:
This one in the Garage:
or this newer one 1 in the kitchen and one in the home office:
My wife also uses this in the garden:
I don’t regularly carry a pocket knife – but find that a Swiss Army knife goes into the checked luggage when we travel:
Once in a while I find that a knife that I can “beat on” comes in handy – this is the one I grab:
I also find that I use a knife for marking – and while I might love one from Blue Spruce:
I mostly make do with an X-Acto knife
For inlay work – I do use this gizmo from time to time:
I do Leatherworking MB with Boy Scouts – so I have a few knives for that purpose – although we mostly use pre-cut kits these days:
I do a little (not too good at it) woodcarving - with Flexcut knives - I think that I’m a bit better using gouges and chisels (mine are Two Cherries brand)
But I think that I’m a bit better following a pattern and chip carving with Wayne Barton knives