Would you use your own classy gents folder at a fancy restaurant?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Houlahound, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. Houlahound


    Aug 2, 2017
    Gotta laugh, guys here spend their life & cash on knives....too scared to use them in case they might dull the edge cutting a steak on a porcelain plate.

    That's sad as it is funny - first world problems for sure.
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  2. Llasi

    Llasi Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 1, 2013
    A Laguiole is ideal, classic and elegant. A Perceval Le Français too.
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  3. microbe


    Apr 6, 2016
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    SOLEIL Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2006
    Always have, always will. If they don't like it I'll take my money elsewhere. Plates don't scare me for I know how to sharpen my knives.
  5. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    No I would not. Unless it were a fancy Cowboy-style restaurant.
    I don't believe in causing a fuss.
    "When in Rome, do as the Romans do."--Saint Ambrose
  6. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    Shun higo-no kami? Sure, why not.
    But I don't use my own knife to look unique...if I use my own knife in a restaurant, it's because the provided cutlery wasn't doing the job.
  7. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Absolutely not.
    Even if I did go to a fancy restaurant ( not that they'd let my ass in because my most dressy cloths are a nice flannel shirt my favorite jeans and clean pair of boots )
    I would not be using some special fancy knife to cut a steak to make myself look fancy.
    I'd pull out whatever slipjoint is in my pocket wipe it off, then cut my food as needed wipe it off and put it away.

    Now if I had to choose one of my knives for steak it would probably be the case Slimline trapper.
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  8. stabman

    stabman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Not to get attention...no one noticed or cared. :)

    Used their crappy knife too...hey, double the knife fun! :D

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  9. Danke42


    Feb 10, 2015
    Did you ever hear about The Tragedy of the Over Done Steak?
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  10. stabman

    stabman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    I like em just this side of burnt.
    People think bringing a knife is weird?
    I might just bring my own grill to cook it more when they bring it to me. :D
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  11. Danke42


    Feb 10, 2015
    You gotta find one of those Korean BBQ joints.
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  12. stabman

    stabman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    We got a good one in town here.
    I have to go there again. :thumbsup:
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  13. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    I’m surprised nobody here said they bring their crock sticks and a strop to sharpen the supplied steak knife while they had appetizers.
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  14. Kaizen1


    Jan 4, 2006
    I wouldn't judge someone else for doing it, but it feels a little socially awkward to me, at least here in the US. Also, I don't like the idea of cutting on ceramic. I'd rather dull the restaurant's knives. I've never had an issue with cutting steaks easily with the restaurant's utensils.
  15. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I think this is the perfect time to use a real knife as the plastic stuff sucks. The picture isn't bad.

    I haven't done it yet, but I think my Mini Kephart would work really well in a restaurant. But stuff like this is not a priority. "Bring me another knife. This one is dull." :D
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2019
  16. MSchott

    MSchott Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2017
    Exactly. I don't carry a knife to use at restaurants.
  17. Jody744

    Jody744 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 8, 2009
    I use whatever is on me at the time, not scared of cutting on a plate. An Opinel 8 works great as do my traditional customs. Texas Roadhouse is about as fancy as I get, great steak grilled right every time.
  18. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Been a slow couple of days or a week. 58 posts about using your own knife in a restaurant..... gotta love it!

    I very seldomly go to nice restaurants any more. They are just too damn expensive for what you get. Plus I can't eat steak any more anyway with my red meat allergy.
  19. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    A Benchmade 531 is about as fancy as I get. I guess you could say it is my best dress knife. The other two are a Victorinox Cadet or the Christy knife on my pocket watch.

    And, no, I normally would not use my dress knife as a statement of something when dining.

    Besides, a nice steak is something that I rarely get to enjoy anymore. Just not in the budget. The last time I enjoyed a steak was because of the kindness and courtesy of @South paw draw.
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  20. DocJD


    Jan 29, 2016
    Yes , on a camping trip or picnic . ;)

    I don't expect to supply my own cutlery ( or toiletries ) at a restaurant .

    My knives stay concealed unless somebody tries to steal my food or drink . :rolleyes:
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