Popular Post Kamelion Posted May 11, 2017 at 10:37 PM Popular Post Report Share Posted May 11, 2017 at 10:37 PM Dear Forumistas, I thought this could be a thread where we share our kitchen equipment—or whole kitchens for that sake—and the stories behind, or our new purchases. Since I started a few threthreadsads, asking you a lot, ant gathering many answers and getting a lot of help, I will go first. My friend arrived from Hong Kong last week, and he brought a plethora of cai daos from Chan Chi Kee 陳枝記 to me. Now, as @abcdefg so strikingly ponted out: why would I need more than one, considering I already owned one? Well, I read a lot about the store in different knife fora, and became interested, and since cooking is a hobby, and I find kitchen knives interesting, and also considering that I very rarely have the opportunity to acquire things from Hong Kong, I just bought some extra ones, thinking that some of them will be gifts in the future. In this post there are also two doublets—these are knives that are for friends already, but I included them here, since I did some extensive measuring, and wanted to examine the precision and variables in the craft. I also include in the end my existing, first knife with the witty name SmartWife. I have not cooked a lot with them yet, so I will have to come back to that later. My idea is that, since I like the format of the knife so much, I will probably cook my daily non-chinese food with a cai dao as well, and for that maybe use the stainless one more, especially if I do not wish any metallic tang. And also when travelling or cooking at my friends’ place I will use the stainless. Here are the knives: The whole bouquet. Another shot. Unpacked. From uppermost left, reading like a book: KF1102, 1402, 1303, 1303, 1912, 1912 KF1303a KF1303a profile KF1303a blade front KF1303a measurements Weight 266,2 Length 310,00 Blade length 210,00 Blade height, bolster 86,10 Blade height, middle/max 90,75 Blade height, tip 89,45 g/cm² ratio 1,43 Spine thickness, bolster 2,50 Spine thickness, middle 1,70 Spine thickness, tip 1,10 KF1303b KF1303b profile KF1303b blade front KF1303b measurements Weight 253,3 Length 310,00 Blade length 210,00 Blade height, bolster 86,05 Blade height, middle/max 90,90 Blade height, tip 89,60 g/cm² ratio 1,36 Spine thickness, bolster 2,80 Spine thickness, middle 1,85 Spine thickness, tip 1,10 KF1912a KF1912a profile KF1912 blade front KF1912a tip profile KF1912a measurements Weight 274,3 Length 305,00 Blade length 203,00 Blade height, bolster 90,70 Blade height, middle/max 93,10 Blade height, tip 91,90 g/cm² ratio 1,47 Spine thickness, bolster 1,95 Spine thickness, middle 1,55 Spine thickness, tip 1,35 Blade thickness, middle height of tip side 1,55 KF1912b KF1912b profile KF1912 blade front KF1912b tip profile KF1912b measurements Weight 269,9 Length 305,00 Blade length 203,00 Blade height, bolster 90,00 Blade height, middle/max 93,15 Blade height, tip 90,55 g/cm² ratio 1,45 Spine thickness, bolster 1,95 Spine thickness, middle 1,60 Spine thickness, tip 1,40 Blade thickness, middle height of tip side 1,45 KF1102 KF1102 profile KF1102 blade front KF1102 Weight 417,7 Length 333,00 Blade length 231,00 Blade height, bolster 111,70 Blade height, middle/max 120,20 Blade height, tip 118,60 g/cm² ratio 1,56 Spine thickness, bolster 2,85 Spine thickness, middle 1,85 Spine thickness, tip 0,90 KF1402 KF1402 profile KF1402 blade front KF1402 measurements Weight 459,1 Length 278,00 Blade length 174,00 Blade height, bolster 85,40 Blade height, middle/max 109,90 Blade height, tip 109,35 g/cm² ratio 2,70 Spine thickness, bolster 5,70 Spine thickness, middle 5,35 Spine thickness, tip 3,50 SmartWife Nº2 SmartWife Nº2 profile SmartWife Nº2 blade front Smart Wife Nº 2 measurements Weight 305,2 Length 318,00 Blade length 204,00 Blade height, bolster 91,65 Blade height, middle/max 92,70 Blade height, tip 89,00 g/cm² ratio 1,62 Spine thickness, bolster 1,95 Spine thickness, middle 1,95 Spine thickness, tip 1,90 8 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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