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    beater most used knife

    anybody else find that they use their beater knife more than any other in their kit?
    the busier it gets, the less i use my good knives. =\

    i didnt really like misono dragon at first, but i've forced patina, thinned and reprofiled and now i use it everyday (even let my cooks use it)

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    The "middle of the road", workhorse knives tend to get used most And it's a mood thing again - consider thai pastes (getting all the stuff mortar ready). One can dice/push-slice it all into compliance with a good knife or twohand-mince it to hell with a beater.... done both plenty of times..

    The actually blunt beaters tend to get used most for raw pastry work.

    BTW, ultimate beater-de-beater: Kiwi 813

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    I use the house beater knives that mostly sit around unused, there's some stainless cleaver I always go for amongst the sams club chef knives. Used it today for frozen fruit and slicing crappy brownies. I've almost considered putting a halfway decent edge on it.

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    Use my hhh knife protech, kind of a mid light weight short gyuto. It was cheapish and is basically maintenance free. I had the handle scales re attached after a mishap and couldn't be happier. If works slow I grab my cleaver for practice or maybe some other blade. Vip diners done in front of guests I use something fancy.

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    Lately wakui has been my beater. It's cheap really thin behind the edge and I'm not too worried if it gets damaged cuz I feel like I already got my money's worth out of it(probably lost 4mm in height from sharpening).

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    Holy crap 4mm? Over how long?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spoiledbroth View Post
    Holy crap 4mm? Over how long?
    Like a year.

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    You better had put a very conservative edge on it -- don't ask me how I know.

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    Favorite thin beaters because I like their completely tongue-in-cheek branding: Samura Harakiri

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    Quote Originally Posted by panda View Post
    didnt really like misono dragon at first, but i've forced patina, thinned and reprofiled and now i use it everyday (even let my cooks use it)
    That beater knife is nicer than a lot of cooks' best knives.

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