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A nice custom paring knife for a young girl...

Discussion in 'Kitchen Cutlery & Tools' started by Sonnydaze, May 21, 2018.

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  1. Sonnydaze

    Sonnydaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    Well, that's the general outline. My grand-daughter is graduating from high-school in two weeks, and I'd like to get her a nice custom paring knife. Of course, she doesn't know steels...or sharpening, but she does use the dishwasher...I'm sure. So that makes it tough to use a nice wooden grip.
    What do you suggest for a steel that will stay sharp for a "long" time, and a grip material that looks really nice and will withstand the rather minimal "care" given by a young lady...??
    Yes, I could order one off of the Web is that becomes necessary...but a nice custom by one of our own bladesmiths would be greatly preferred.
    thanx.
    Don
     
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  2. Rhinoknives1

    Rhinoknives1 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 1, 2013
    Sir, the detergent, & Hot water ruins the edge of the knife as well as the handle..
     
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  3. Sonnydaze

    Sonnydaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    Okay, Laurence, thanks. I'll try to instruct her NOT to go the route of the dishwasher. She is already a pretty good cook, from about age 9, so perhaps she'll be more in line with proper care.
     
  4. Rhinoknives1

    Rhinoknives1 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 1, 2013
    A hand washing with dish soap only takes a few seconds .. Tell her there is a reason it’s called a Dishwasher! Not a knife washer!;)
     
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  5. Sonnydaze

    Sonnydaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    thank you for your posts. I have "scheduled" a great knife-maker for the paring knife, and also had some very nice offers from some of you custom fellows.
    Much appreciated...
    Don
     
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