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    I use a 270 mm TKC gyuto for watermelons. It just barely makes it all the way through most watermelons but they are so easy to cut, I don't feel I need a longer knife.

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    An old timer sells melons on the side of the road near me, he uses a piece of wire wrapped on two dowels to cut them up.

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    Everyone need a Suikakiri, you need that to play Suikawari Its just as important as a Kanisaki Deba, when having a crab party!

    You really need one

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    That red watermelon knife is a gimmick.
    But the Japanese one, IIRC, is for grocers and vendors. They have to top and tail the produce before putting it on the rack, and a real polished push cutting edge on a thin, long blade makes life a lot easier, and prevents oxidation and splitting.

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    Ya, that "knife" is really more of a saw!
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    Ok, so I stumbled upon a $35 watermelon knife. At that price how could you not have one.

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    k.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apicius9 View Post
    You know how sometimes the shoemaker has the worst shoes...? I have rehandled many of my knives (or better: I had Dave do the dirty work ) but several of them have handles with small issues - too nice to throw them out but not good enough to ask for money for them. There are still at least half a dozen wa-handled knives that I haven't rehandled yet, including the melon knife. Maybe some day...

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    Lol our tastes are so similar you always tell me you were thinking about keeping it... I bet I have a couple handles of yours you might even buy back
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr drinky View Post
    Ok, so I stumbled upon a $35 watermelon knife. At that price how could you not have one.

    watermelon knife

    k.
    Because it's stainless?
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    +1.

    You could make that knife from a $15 saw, but why would you? Old Hickory, anyone?

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    Because when customers are in your watermelon store they would like to see clean knives. Carbon as we all know rusts or gets colored by patina. If customers think you cut the melons with a dirty knife, they´ll never come back.

    Im jumping this deal when my funds are back up

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