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  1. Sunshine
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    When I bought this house, it had been a vacation home for some people up north. They left all their stuff and I had to have it all hauled off. I kept a few things. I kept their knives. They left several knives and until the time I've lived here and used them, I never realized that I didn't have enough knives or enough really decent ones. A lot of their stuff I thought I might use has since been discarded, but I still use the knives.

    My daughter is a fabulous cook. She has an array of knives the likes of which I've never seen. I have a set of Chicago cutlery, and a few of those knives which are supposed to never need sharpening, and of course the ones the previous owners of this house left.

    My favorite knife of all time was a little knife that was only about 4 inches long including glade and handle. My hands are small and that was such a great little knife in the kitchen. But I lost it and by then the company had stopped making it. I have grieved for my little knife for years, and I've never found a really good knife that small again.

    What is your 'philosophy of knives?' Do you have one you prefer over others? Your favorites etc.?
     
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    My favorite is the one I keep under the matress on my bed. Sadly, the UK has ridiculous gun laws so a knife (and the baseball bat I keep by the door) serve a duel purpose. Useful things.
     
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    my favorite is the meat cleaver....i dont use it often but when i do.....its the only knife for the job

    i would love a set of japanese steel knives
     
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    Get yourself a crossbow before Parliament begins introducing 'measures' on them. We've got one and they had a devastating effect on the shed door my wife insisted I replace after I had one too many beers last summer.
     
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    I LOVE knives. In my youth, I was a veritable porcupine of sharp hardware. My favorite was a small stiletto type knife concealed in a money clip. Hand over the money, press the button and the knife went right through a hand. I have always loved knives, the look of them, the feel of them. There is nothing more beautiful than a well crafted knife.

    Times change, although I still love knives, I have graduated to guns.

    Or did you mean specifically kitchen knives?
     
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    Sounds like you could be a Texan :lol:
     
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    Ohhh I have a cross-bow! A couple, including a pistol grip mini crossbow. One of the very nicest things about a cross-bow is that they are SILENT! A big advantage if there is more than one intruder in your home. For home invasions, a cross-bow and night vision might be better than a gun.
     
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    When it comes to knives, nothing is better than a Ginzo... I saw the commercial.
     
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    Perhaps, except I'm not. It's the wife who's American (South Carolina). No, I'm simply one of those Brits who hasn't lost sight of the benefits of keeping a weapon about the house. Although sadly I'm restricted by law to owning nothing more than a double barrel 12 bore.
     
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    A friend of mine had a set of cutco knives. They had really nice quality stuff.
    I hope to buy a set really soon. Ive just always been too cheap.


    CUTCO Cutlery & Vector Marketing: Kitchen knives, block sets, utensils
     

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