Follow up on the New Knife

Posted by wanchan on February 11th, 2008 filed in Uncategorized

Wow, I guess it’s been a while since I’ve posted here…

Anyway, I’ve had a fair amount of time to get used to my new Calphalon knife now. In terms of overall quality, it’s definitely on par with my good Wustof. The Calphalon does indeed seem to lose it’s fine edge faster, but I figure that shouldn’t be too much of a problem with some regular honing.

The Calphalon has a couple of advantages, though…

First, the blade is much thicker, so there’s less risk of accidentally flexing the blade laterally when cutting through stiff material (like steaks or frozen stuff).

Second, the back of the blade is much more comfortable for my thumb.

The end result is that I kinda like my Calphalon a bit more, but still really like both. As such, I’ve decided to sharpen them differently. The Wustof I’ve got holding an extra-fine, polished edge for smooth slicing. The Calphalon has a somewhat rougher edge, which works great for cutting stuff like meat, and also for catching the smooth surface of soft fruits like tomatoes.

I got me a new set of Arkansas stones last month, too. Yay! :D

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