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    Ham knife I believe...Sab experts?

    I found a couple of these laying around in storage. They would be from the 70's or 60's. Extremely thin edge, and very flexy. Odd construction for a Sab without the bolster, although I think that might be a good thing. Seems like cheapish construction. Has Inox stamped into the handle. I haven't tried sharpening it yet, though these old knives are actually pretty sharp. I think this shape was referred to as a ham knife.





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    Blade....sorry for the poor photography.

    Last edited by Namaxy; 09-18-2012 at 11:24 AM. Reason: added comment

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    Nice piece Neal. Have you carved up any ham yet?
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    I grew up with one, and my parents always called it a bread knife. I think it is a ham knife.



    It was always the sharpest knife in the house, just because it was so thin. I cut myself a few times on it as a kid.

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    Found what I think is a boning knife as well...same no bolster construction.

    LOL Knyfe....I suppose making a ham will be a mandatory 'research' project in the near future .

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    Neal, Let me know if you have any questions. I've made Canadian bacon and cured traditional boiled ham so far. Can be tough to find a good ham press so I made my own. I also, sous vide the cured pork leg so it didn't loose much weight. can out quite memorable too

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    Yup, a ham knife, indeed. Although, in Europe, you sometimes see them used as salmon knives.
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    Ham knife by Thiers-Issard, some flex, expect the steel to be relatively soft to our standards. You often see them with cracks in the POM handle due to diswasher abuse. Some have bolster and finger guard, others don't. No reason for a finger guard as there is no board contact.

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    At first glance I was so convinced that this was a pastry knife, because I have a pastry knife with a blade on it at home and it look exactly like that.

    I don't mean to ask such a newby question but, could someone explain to me what makes it a ham knife? ... I had no idea ham knives even existed! I still have so much to learn.

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    The pastry knives I know are thicker, have no flex, edge is serrated.

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    It's a ham knife. The Glestain Salmon slicer is the modern version of it. It's called a ham knife because it is round on the end. When working at a buffet station slicing ham you can use the knife to put the slice of ham on the customer's plate with no danger of accidentally stabbing the customer.

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