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Your weapon of choice?
« on: July 05, 2021, 02:46:39 PM »
Was watching the CRFG video on Gary Zill and thought his knife looked like my Victorinox paring knife. I got a fancier Victorinox chef's knife as a dedicated mango slayer, but I honestly prefer their paring knives to the chef's knife. Anyone have a preferred mango slayer?



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Re: Your weapon of choice?
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2021, 03:18:44 PM »
I just use a big 8" chef knife, it's my go to for pretty much everything.

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Re: Your weapon of choice?
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2021, 03:41:40 PM »
I have the same orange handle victorinox and it's what I use for mango.
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Re: Your weapon of choice?
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2021, 04:21:25 PM »
serrated pocket knife

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Re: Your weapon of choice?
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2021, 04:30:24 PM »
I always worry with folding knives gunk will get trapped somewhere in them. I've also had some cheap ones fall apart😂 Though I will say, my most often used knife as I go around the garden is a $1 folding pocket knife from a flea-market. Had it for a couple years and it's still going strong.

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Re: Your weapon of choice?
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2021, 05:10:23 PM »
Go for the common blunt serrated knife. I have them placed at different parts of my garden so I can always grab one for a quick pruning, cutting into fruits and other matters. This image shows the Victorinox version. You want the cheaper knockoff that restaurants put on your table. Ask the owner if you can buy ten from him. Or hit a restaurant supply store.


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Re: Your weapon of choice?
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2021, 08:24:31 AM »
I have the same orange handle victorinox . Can be sharpened even more that factory, inexpensive, looses the edge with minimal use. A good tool for some things. I like it to clean shoots from top worked trees.
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Re: Your weapon of choice?
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2021, 03:05:50 AM »
I occasionally use my victorinox grafting knife, but I've found that a wood chisel gets a much more controlled wedge cut on the scion. For the rootstock, gardening shears tend to get a much straighter cut than I can with my grafting knife.

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Re: Your weapon of choice?
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2021, 05:55:31 PM »
A regular old razor knife with a good blade works great for me.
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Re: Your weapon of choice?
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2021, 02:48:15 AM »
Though the 8" victorinox is an excellent all-purpose, I do prefer a thinner victorinox boning or fillet knife 6-7" when processing mango, as I can make tighter turns around the seed (like the bone of a chicken thigh) while preserving the delicate flesh. I find that If I do that with a chef's knife with a broader blade, I usually pry the meat of the cheek back too much and bend the flesh while rounding the seed. The other benefit of these two blades is that they are tempered, and can be useful for removing the skin due to the flexibility of the blade (like skinning fish). I don't eat the skin of all mangoes, and when processing large quantities, it really helps to get closer to the skin.

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Re: Your weapon of choice?
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2021, 05:40:38 AM »
Thanks, Oolie, that's helpful info! I have a feeling I'll be adding those to my pantry.

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Re: Your weapon of choice?
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2021, 05:47:38 PM »
You call those knives? A 12 inch razor sharp blade is needed and it could come in handy for intruders also. Seriously a sharp, short bladed safe knife is all you need rather than a Bowie special or an australian 14 inch blade for taking down buffalo.

 

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