3rd from right is a vintage 1940's "LL Bean" Dexter.Love it! For spontaneous visitors just keep a 2nd pre-populated knife strip that you can quickly pull out of the cupboard.
Love that Victorinox bread knife for the money.
3rd from right is a Herder?
What´s that shiny nakiri?
Thankfully she only knows how to cook on non-stick pans, which according to her are the only way to cook good food, so my 1920's Griswold I inherited from my great grandmother is not in jeopardy. (I also just acquired a 1930's/40's 11 3/4 Griswold that is way too heavy for her to lift haha)Very smart move. Don’t forget the cast iron and carbon steel pans. My extended family knows not to touch my knives (especially the ones with “funny” handles), but I’ve had a few pans take a beating when the MIL visits.
While visiting her house, I have personally watched her open a can with her Cutco chefs knife, then proceed to move on to dicing an onion while snarkily saying to me "See, still sharp!"My in-laws would probably use that paring knife on the left for everything anyway. At least for cooking.
I might worry that they would use one of the larger knives if a door got stuck or something like that.
I put all my 240s on the main rack when the in-laws come over. They're intimidated by the size and don't want to touch them...it's the 165-180 range that I have to keep an eye on since people feel more comfortable grabbing those.
Really cool knives, both of them. Also didn´t see that Herder? parer on the far left.3rd from right is a vintage 1940's "LL Bean" Dexter.
Nakiri is Hitohira - Kikuchiyo x Yohei - Ginsan - Kasumi - 180mm. MIL would't know what to do with a knife shaped like that so I'm not as worried about her grabbing that one lol.
Really cool knives, both of them. Also didn´t see that Herder? parer on the far left.
Not cheap but those handles look really comfortable!
I also know a few people who would either grab a paring knife/petty and/or a bread knife or other serrated knife for cooking, rather than a proper sized knife.
In my knife block one can only see the knife´s handle and funnily people are often intimidated (or similar) by wa-handles as it seems and they just look at the yo-handled knives before choosing.
My girlfriend uses a 180mm gyuto, one of my eldest and cheapest knives. We both like that one very much.My wife refuses to touch anything bigger than 180mm. Just yesterday she cut an entire watermelon with a 135mm petty.
3rd from right is a vintage 1940's "LL Bean" D
Oh Boy a cleaver - Perfect for chopping the frozen ...................................................... MIL would't know what to do with a knife shaped like that so I'm not as worried about her grabbing that one lol.