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    Kitchen garden knife

    Now that I'm starting to harvest heirloom leaf lettuce from the back 40 (sq. feet) I am thinking about a knife for harvesting lettuce, herbs, chili peppers, etc. I used my Ealy parer last evening for my first salad greens, which worked quite nicely - but carrying an open blade up and down hill while carrying veggies doesn't seem like the best idea. Any suggestions on a closed blade knife for the job, particularly Japanese? Don't need a heavy duty knife for a field hand. My Laguiole would probably do the trick, but maybe something a tad more wide would be better, plus it's an excuse to get a new knife.

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    Not japanese but I like the looks of this one.

    http://www.worldknives.com/products/...htst-1051.html
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    Tosho here in Toronto has some Ohta folding knives. You'll find pics on their Facebook. However, I think these may start at $150+. Opinels on the other hand.. $15?

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    Japanese folders are expensive if from reputable blade-smith. Besides Opinel, you can consider an all time classics Buck 110.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayuela View Post
    Nothing beats an Opinel for the price.

    http://www.opinel.com/nature/jardinage/serpette-ndeg08
    Isn't that an "open blade" knife?

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    Quote Originally Posted by larrybard View Post
    Isn't that an "open blade" knife?
    Sorry; I evidently was mistaken.

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    I use scissors, works well enough for me.

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    I use a Mcusta MC-26D for doing mushroom tours which is similar to harvesting. Open the knife and close it 100+ times each Sunday for 6 weeks for the last 6 years one handed and it still puts a smile on my face.

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I like the looks of that A. Wright stag a lot and the Mcusta is nice, but I might just try and be practical and get the Opinel No.8 Garden.

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