Cookware 17

wide blade knife for chopping

flies | Jun 11, 200810:11 AM

hi all, first post!

i'm looking for a knife with a wide blade that's good for chopping veggies (7" long). I currently own some good quality chef's knives, but my sister gave me a poor quality knife that happens to have a very wide blade, 2.5-3". I find that the wide blade helps with the rocking motion (the distance between my wrist and the cutting board is to my liking, and i feel comfortable holding it against my knuckles when chopping/slicing), so i'm thinking that i might want to get a better quality knife with a nice wide blade.

I like the weight of my chef's knives so i'm reluctant about going for a santoku. Does anyone have any experience with deba knives? There are also wide western style chef's knives. I'd prefer to spend ~$40 but if i can't a good quality knife for this i can wait and go higher. I haven't found anything full tang in this price range, but i'm not sure if full tang is often to be found asian knives. I'm hoping that if i trawl online restaurant supply stores i'll find something.

i'm looking at this: http://www.buy4asianlife.com/eshop/id...
or http://sawyerscutlery.stores.yahoo.ne...

something like this, http://www.buy4asianlife.com/eshop/id... would be ideal if it didn't look like the blide might fall out of the handle after a week.

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