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Your knife at the restaurant...

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Alex17, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Alex17

    Alex17 Banned BANNED

    Dec 15, 2011
    Do you use a personal knife at the restaurant? If yes, which one?
    How do people react? Do you care?
    Any funny (or sad) stories?
  2. LX_Emergency

    LX_Emergency KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 28, 2007
    Yup, usually my Queen Cutlery Gunstock slipjoint. It does excellent service as a steak knife.
  3. bobusx


    Sep 29, 2009
    I have used a knife a few times. I do it at work to cut food a lot more. A lot of people seem to think its ridiculous (my wife is downright horrified when I do it), but its not like I am using a monster knife. It is usually just a swiss army knife. Don't understand the big deal personally.
  4. A.L.

    A.L. Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 27, 2007
    No. I eat steak that's well made and juicy (medium minus), and cut it with serrated knife.
    But mostly I eat fork only kind of food (salads).
  5. texas gun person

    texas gun person

    Jun 9, 2010
    I have used my own knife at a couple steak places. I swear some places give you what might make a decent butter knife for your steak. :barf:

    The last time it happened I used a Spyderco Police 3. On a date with a gal. She laughed and said it was awesome. :D
  6. MikeH


    Oct 18, 2001
    My daughter and I frequent a Greek sandwich shop where we usually get a hamburger and a grilled fish sandwich and we each have half of each sandwich. I use either my Swamp Rat Rat Trap or my LionSteel SR1 to cut the sandwiches. Place is usually full of cops, EMTs and firemen, and no one seems to take any notice. People in this state usually have common sense.
  7. stoffi


    Jan 14, 2008
    Why would you?! That porcelain will dull the edge with just one cut.
  8. Mike-Mike


    Jul 31, 2011
    Watch those Japanese chefs who cut on the grill and you will soon learn the trick to not dulling your edge on hard surfaces.
  9. Matador

    Matador Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 16, 2006
    I use my Strider PT as needed. Comments range from "nice knife", to the waitresses offering, "I'm sorry, let me bring you a knife".
  10. clw3


    Apr 15, 2005
    I've used my Lahar at Outback after shredding the first two bites with the oversized butter knife they offered. You'd think a "steak house" would have "steak knives!" My wife just shook her head but didn't say anything. My daughter thought it was cool!
  11. DallasSTB

    DallasSTB Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2009
    Sometimes. It makes the food taste better. :rolleyes:

  12. hardheart


    Sep 19, 2001
    A few times. The knife was the first table utensil, and you had to bring your own, just maintain the tradition since it is sometimes necessary.
  13. Pueo154


    Aug 24, 2006
    My William Henry AG1 E6 at a Mexican restaurant:

  14. Jenner 515

    Jenner 515

    Nov 27, 2002
    I've used My Spyderco Kopa at a local Steakhouse, bartender gave me a free beer because he was a knifenut and we sat and talked EDC for a few minutes.
  15. P2P

    P2P Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 24, 2010
    schrade old timer. thinking of using a bigger folder next time too. got to gather up the courage first.
  16. jms2021


    Jan 18, 2009
    I use my Manix 2 all the time at Outback. The girlfriend tried it once....and now always uses my knife as well. I got her a BM Mini Griptillian, so maybe she will start using her own :thumbup::D
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2011
  17. corwise

    corwise Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    I use this all the time:


    Custom David Mosier. It's smaller then his usual because I currently live in Japan, which has some serious kinfe laws. Lots of local resturants have chopsticks but no silverwear, which is fine for the wife and I but difficult for the 4 and 2 year olds. So I use it to cut up their food. No one has ever said anything, but I'm always extremely discrete with it.
  18. Josh Mason

    Josh Mason KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 15, 2011
    I sometimes do it if the knife is really bad, but my dad always whips out the ZDP-189 Spyderco Caly Jr. at any restaurant we go to. He also brings a big ol' bottle of the "rooster" hot sauce to places too...lol.

    Dad just doesn't care. He's going to enjoy himself and make things easier/better for him no matter where or what.
  19. Nebulae


    Aug 24, 2009
    Yeah I'm afraid that I would dull it immediately cutting on a ceramic plate
  20. Noctis3880

    Noctis3880 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 22, 2009
    Place the steak on top of your vegetables or chicken to cut it:thumbup:.

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