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Ealy Line Knife - A quickie

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daveb

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A brief review of Del's Line Knife:

I picked up one of Del's line knives (Thanks Rick!) early this summer and have been having a great time with it. Not on the line (I'm a civilian with a catering hobby) but outside with my BBQ smoker and grills.

When I first bought it I was able to compare it with Randy's Line knife in some prep work for a catering gig. I preferred the height and the thinner blade of Randy's for prepping vegs and trimming raw protein.


Couple cases of thighs for skewering.

But when I took it outside it excelled with cooked meat. I did not cut through bone but with the robust blade I didn't have to worry if I bumped a one or two along the way. It ate up the crust of briskets and produced nice thin slices (sorry - can't find the pic). It separated ribs like it was born for it. (Cooked a LOT of ribs this summer). And chickens? I usually smoke or grill them spatchcocked. It turned them into serving pieces faster than we could pass the sauce.


Another catering shot - baby backs for 40 peeps




My house - St Louis style



What a score







Yardbirds



Letting the knife rest


I like the AEBL variant because I'm not as quick with a wipe as I should be and BBQ is messy work. It sharpens well and keeps a keen edge. I typically would give it a few strokes on a G4K while the meat was on. Don't know that it needed it but I like showing off for guests. Fit and Finish is excellent, as to be expected with a knife marked "Ealy".


At Ease


A good knife in the kitchen. A great knife in the pit. I would encourage anyone that enjoys outdoor cooking to add one of these to their arsenal.
 
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chinacats

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Nice review, I always wondered exactly the best use for a 'line knife' and it sounds like you've found it.

Cheers
 

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I wish I had jumped on this one. Love the koa and AEB-L stainless factor.
Excellent review!
 

knyfeknerd

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"Nice Score" -did anybody else see that?
Good review and pics Dave.
 

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Nice review. I really had to hold back on the one in BST earlier this week. Looks like these knives are winners.
 

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I love the pics, especially the one where you are demonstrating the importance of letting a knife rest :groucho: . Nice review as well Dave.
 
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