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Moses the armenian
03-10-2012, 08:29 PM
Hello all from Maine ! I am an amature foodie and knife lover who has been drawn to the lure of good quality cutlery ! so far in my meager collection I have a set of victronox god handled knives 1 boker damascus sontuku and 2 al mar damascus knives a sontuku and guyoto . Hope to learn much from my fellow foodies .
Moses in Maine.

ps can any one recommend the best knife to cut basturma ???? lol!!

mr drinky
03-10-2012, 08:32 PM
Welcome, and I'll bite. What's basturma?


03-10-2012, 08:50 PM
Welcome to the Knut House!
Use a Rader scimitar.

03-10-2012, 08:59 PM
Welcome. From what I got off of google search is a pastrami.

Moses the armenian
03-10-2012, 09:16 PM
Welcome. From what I got off of google search is a pastrami.

thanks for the greetings kind sir but thems fighting words!!!

basturma is the grand daddy of cured meats and a true Armenian dish . basically. take a tenderloin of beef soak it in a mixture called. chama. paprika chili powder cumin and some other stuff after the soak wrap in cheese cloth and hang dried for about 6 months . It tends to be an acquired taste most either love or hate it . Myself I can live of the stuff !!!!

03-10-2012, 09:19 PM

Eamon Burke
03-10-2012, 09:27 PM

Best thing to cut Pastirma with? Well, a slicer of course is the appropriate tool. Which slicer is best? Oh, I'd say one of these four:

03-10-2012, 09:29 PM
Sounds more akin to a bresaola than a pastrami. Sujihiki should work just fine if you don't happen to have a Rader scimitar handy!

Welcome aboard!

03-10-2012, 09:32 PM
My bad I should have said a type of pastrami. I didn't do much reading just what the search brought up. I just read Basturma, a recipe for Lebanese Armenian pastrami.

Moses the armenian
03-10-2012, 10:01 PM
Mr burke those knives look so beautiful I dare not ask there price for fear of stopping my heart from severe price shock !!!
Are those knives of your own making. ? I see you spelled basturma with a P most don't that's more the Turkish or eastern Armenian way of spelling it . I have a great. Turkish restaurant here in Maine I go to all the time real home made anatolian food just like my great grandmother would make. They cure there own basturma to and it is. wonderful !!!

HHH Knives
03-10-2012, 10:16 PM
Welcome to KKF!!

03-10-2012, 10:24 PM
Welcome to the forum!

Dave Martell
03-10-2012, 11:15 PM
Welcome Moses :)

03-10-2012, 11:26 PM

Hax the Cook CLEAVERS RULE!!! :D

sachem allison
03-11-2012, 01:30 AM

03-11-2012, 02:12 AM
Welcome to the forum Moses.

03-13-2012, 03:57 PM
Welcome Moses, enjoy KKF :)

03-13-2012, 06:04 PM