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Hairyloon

Sinister kitchen knives.

Can anybody recommend sources for reasonable kitchen knives for left handed folk?
My initial searches are only finding proper serious chef's knives and I don't love her that much.
sean

I'm left-handed and use normal knives without a problem. Some people reckon a left-handed bread knife is worth the money, I'm unconvinced. A decent pair of left-handed scissors is a boon however. Mine are Fiskars and I can't recommend them highly enough.
Shan

Mr Shan is also left handed and uses ordinary knives.
Slim

Should I be embarassed that I don't understand how a knife has a handed-ness unless the handle is particularly angled? Embarassed Laughing

All of my kitchen knives feel the same in either hand and their handles appear to be symmetrical.....
Nick

Knives do not have to be handed at all.
Shan

No. I'm not sure I get it either.... but the Downsizers are a strange lot.
NorthernMonkeyGirl

I've got a little knife that has a different finish to each side of the blade, so I suppose that coating plus any angles it's ground at could make it "handed"?
Could you have the blade sharpened in such a way that it's leftie?
Hairyloon

Should I be embarassed that I don't understand how a knife has a handed-ness unless the handle is particularly angled? Embarassed Laughing

Not at al. It's not a thing I'd've thought about if I'd not been moaned at about.

On some knives the cutting edge is beveled. I can see it might make a difference and I'm not minded to argue that it doesn't.
Nick

Should I be embarassed that I don't understand how a knife has a handed-ness unless the handle is particularly angled? Embarassed Laughing

Not at al. It's not a thing I'd've thought about if I'd not been moaned at about.

On some knives the cutting edge is beveled. I can see it might make a difference and I'm not minded to argue that it doesn't.

The meat does not give a rats arse which way the steel slides thru it. She's been had.

You can buy her her desires or correct her error. Only you know if you love her or the truth more.
Hairyloon

The meat does not give a rats arse which way the steel slides thru it.

No, but the wrong bevel tends to make the vegetable slices go wonky...

And did we ever discuss the rat based cat food? If you're gutting one of those you'd want it to give a rat's arse...
jema

Nothing I have read about knives suggests a one side bevel is normal. Nick

Nothing I have read about knives suggests a one side bevel is normal.

It's a Japanese style.

You could look here http://www.anythinglefthanded.co.uk/acatalog/chef_knives.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjw24nNBRChARIsALldLD303vJTklNz7j7HZzthC3lJ7Vl5VEeDa0ztC47_kM6CngWFNKkdkcMaApo9EALw_wcB
Hairyloon

Nothing I have read about knives suggests a one side bevel is normal.

It's a Japanese style.

You could look here http://www.anythinglefthanded.co.uk/acatalog/chef_knives.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjw24nNBRChARIsALldLD303vJTklNz7j7HZzthC3lJ7Vl5VEeDa0ztC47_kM6CngWFNKkdkcMaApo9EALw_wcB

Funnily enough, I went shopping there yesterday. Smile
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