October 6, 2011 7:09 PM
Komachi knives - kitchen razzle dazzle
Are these amazing or what? I had no idea they made knives like this until I saw them in Costco. I was still using knives I got when Tripp and I got married many moons ago. They are extremely dull and guests at my house complain quite loudly when they are helping me in the kitchen. My thing is that knives scare me - just a little - so I prefer them dull.
Or so I thought. I could not resist these colors - which are coded for the type of food you use each knife on - red for tomato, green for avocado, etc - and brought home a set to replace my crazy useless collection. They are quite sharp, but not scary at all. Perhaps I'm fooled by the brilliant colors into thinking I'm having fun :)
Anyway, I thought I'd look them up on Amazon in case any of my readers were ready for a new knife set. Remember, when you use my link to get to Amazon, any purchases you make will result in a small percentage coming back to MommyLife. Many of my readers have developed the habit of making all their purchases of books, homeschool supplies, movies, groceries, shoes, clothing, furniture, hardware, tools - I do believe there's nothing Amazon doesn't have - through my link (either the one underneath the main entry, the one under my picture in the right sidebar, or any links like those at the end of this post.
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Anyway, here are the Komachi knives:
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FYI Barbara, dull knives are actually more dangerous than sharp ones! Sharp knives cut evenly and efficiently with minimal force- so in case they slip, they're less likely to have a devastating effect or go off in crazy directions. Dull knives require much more force to push into the food and therefore can react more wildly when they slip.
Keep your knives sharp and your fingers intact!
Posted by: Sarah | October 6, 2011 7:58 PM
Sarah, I've heard this so many times and I know it's true. But I needed the playful colors I guess to elicit my trust. I am completely enjoying my sharp and effective knives!
Posted by: Barbara | October 6, 2011 8:01 PM
My husband wouldn't want me to have sharp knives, but I really like those! (My kids are always reminding me to be careful. I guess I'm too distracted when I chop!)
Posted by: Sharon | October 7, 2011 11:10 AM
Just as Sarah said, dull knives are certainly more dangerous! We take care of a lot of patients whose use of dull knives causes slipping, not to mention deeper and more exaggerated (much more severe) cuts due to the increased pressure people tend to use in trying(!) to cut things. It is also important with any knife to know HOW TO USE A KNIFE PROPERLY; this includes keeping your holding fingers curled under, and well... this might be better explained if you find a KNOWLEDGEABLE source to teach you. Just as with driving, some people never truly get the hang of it, but need to do it, so some may need to be a little more careful and attentive than most others....
Posted by: jennifer | August 3, 2012 8:26 PM