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    Whats your Forschners abilities boundary?

    Today I had a pleasure of breaking down whole cods. 8 Fish, i didnt weigh them but I loved the size[5-6kg], fillets made beautifull, 4x200grams portions.

    But the but is I used My VictorInox gyuto 25cm. I used it because previous day i did new edge on it and wanted to try, but also because I dont have a good idea on new Deba.

    Anyways, while the skin and flesh felt like cling film to cut, the bones were a nightmare! I mean the blade was to light, and it just felt helpless. I had to chop my way through.
    I really wanted to get to breadknife and make it easy on myself.
    Then portioning went smooth, I love the flesh of fresh cod

    That got me thinking if I hit the boundary of My cheapo-powers

    What did you found out about yours?

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    Using a knife to break down whole fish that is not very heavy is a different skill set. It requires slightly different motions and different tactics to get things to work well.

    With that in mind, I think there is something to be said about the ability to do your job without high-cost tools.

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    Im not quite shure what kind of difference you have in mind. As I said I dont have a problem with flesh or skin, just the tough cos bones. It wouldnt be a issue with salmon, but I wonder how much of a shitting myself I would have with a snapper.
    Now I also have reflex it could be having something to do with the length, 250 is quite a blae for being such light.

    Definitely, there is special tool for the job and its laughing at me right now. What do you mean high costing?

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    I mean bigger, heavier, specially designed tools. They usually cost more due to the increase in materials and the specialty of the need.

    It is certainly advisable to use a good skinning knife to skin a deer, but it's always impressive to see someone clean and skin a deer well with a Buck 110.

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