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    The dirty work gets done in my house with either an 8" Henckels vier sterne chef, a heavy, stainless cleaver from the local chinese market or if I don't mind some discoloration, a 250 mm Fowler gyuto in W2.

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    A beater should be tough, sharpen easily, sturdy construction, and inexpensive enough so you don't feel the need to treat it like a snowflake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labor of love View Post
    vintage carbon dexters. you can get dirt cheap off ebay.
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    a Forgecraft and a Zakuri tosagata bocho.

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    JohnnyChance... are you having us on? Those are high end beaters!
    I feel a little like I'm listening to Spinal Tap for the first time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wagstaff View Post
    JohnnyChance... are you having us on? Those are high end beaters!
    I feel a little like I'm listening to Spinal Tap for the first time.
    You mean rocking a mullet, while stoned and wearing acid washed jeans?
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    Exactly. Or not exactly, but something sort of like that. Somewhat. Almost exactly. Like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wagstaff View Post
    JohnnyChance... are you having us on? Those are high end beaters!
    I feel a little like I'm listening to Spinal Tap for the first time.
    No, not a put on. You are right, they are not low end knives. But I did not buy them so they could watch me use house knives in their stead. They are stainless, have sturdy handles made out of durable materials, and have fairly thick spines. Plus they cut great and have great edge retention. I don't know what I could do to them that would ruin them, I have never damaged a knife that badly ever. So why not use em?

    I think for the most part people are too dainty and nervous with their knives. I remember an old post on kf debating if you should use your good knives to take the pits out of avocados (using the bury the blade into the pit and twist method).
    "God sends meat and the devil sends cooks." - Thomas Deloney

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    I do not own any beaters,I gifted them. I agree with john chance,if you have it you should use.

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    Well said. I guess it's a philosophical question about whether beating on a knife makes it a "beater"!
    Now if you'll excuse me, my drummer spontaneously combusted.

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