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bigabyte
01-02-2013, 12:56 PM
I've been doing this BBQ thing for a number of years now, with all my friends and family knowing me as a BBQ afficionado and when we are't eating BBQ or otherwise outdoor cooked food the subject of BBQ "comes up" a lot when talking with folks. It's been that way for quite a while now.

So, after several birthday's, Christmas, gifts in general, hand-me-downs, etc...I started wondering...

Is it possible to have too many knives?:confused::noidea::der::doh::loco:

This Christmas, I received...at least 7 new knives. Most of which are very nice knives. I love them very much and have already used each of them. I am blessed, and pleased to own them.

However, I have one drawer upstairs that is full of only knives. I often wonder how I am able to stick my hand in there to remove a knife and still keep all of my fingers. I also block access to that drawer witl a rolling cart/cutting board so as to keep any young hands out of there.

I also have two full knife blocks upstairs on the kitchen counter, each filled with an array of razor sharp implements.

Down in the garage, sitting among all of the comp BBQ stuff (which I still own even though I don't compete regularly) is a large portable tool box which was originally intended to tote most of my smaller BBQ things like thermo's, knives, probes, measuring cups/spoons, various other utensils and such, but actually now holds more knives than anything else, oddly enough.

Then there is my cooking area outside, where I have a cart and inside are several cheapy (yet razor sharp) knives that I pick up from the butcher. I don't care too much if anything happens to them as they aer discarded knives the butcher used and have been sharpened down to their last reasonable uses, but they are still excellent knives and I get them for $6 a pop.

So I got to wondering....

Do I have to many knives?

If I stopped washing knives, I could probably go for a week or three before I ran out, and I don't think I could fit all of those dirty knives even in both sides of my kitchen sink!:shock:

I knwo we all have a billion and a half cookers in our signatures, and claim there can never be too many. I am guessing knives are the same way? Do you have too many knives?

Your turn.:becky:

deguerre
01-02-2013, 12:59 PM
No. Now shut up and go away.




















Next!

Militant83
01-02-2013, 01:01 PM
I say no you cant have too many. But you are always going to have your go to knives out of your collection that will be used more than others so the rest kind of get put by the wayside.

I have plenty of knives and only use probebly 4 of them...haha but when I need that specialty knife it is there.

Offthehook
01-02-2013, 01:02 PM
I prefer quality over quantity, with that being said I own about 20 knives and many of the same type.

bigabyte
01-02-2013, 01:08 PM
I prefer quality over quantity, with that being said I own about 20 knives and many of the same type.
Ditto. I probably should have mentioned that one knife block is Henckel's, but in the drawer and the toolbox are my primary go to Wusthof's!:thumb: Although, I must admit, those cheapy $6 knives from the butcher give even those a run for the money while still new. I do not sharpen anything other than the good knives though. Everything else is basically disposable.

Offthehook
01-02-2013, 01:10 PM
Ditto. I probably should have mentioned that one knife block is Henckel's, but in the drawer and the toolbox are my primary go to Wusthof's!:thumb: Although, I must admit, those cheapy $6 knives from the butcher give even those a run for the money while still new. I do not sharpen anything other than the good knives though. Everything else is basically disposable.
I like having some cheapy knives around when I have people over cooking. I keep them sharp but they are the ones I toss into the dishwasher and back into the drawer.

Gore
01-02-2013, 01:15 PM
I'd recommend one of these. It's the biggest one we could find at the time. It would be full if there weren't a couple knives always being used. :becky: When you get this filled up, then come back and whine. :tsk:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41C5gzNf7qL._SY450_.jpg

Wusthof 35 Slot Storage Block, Cherry: Amazon.com: Kitchen & Dining

bigabyte
01-02-2013, 01:18 PM
Thanks! I am ordering that now! However, I think the two knife blocks I own now will fill that up...or mostly....

OK, I counted...and that is actualy going to accept all knives from both blocks AND 10 more from the drawer!!!:whoo: I can jsut put whatever is left in one or both of the old blocks.

This place is awesome!

Now, can someone start a thread about counter space for all these farking knive blocks, and whether or not there is such a thing as "too many knife blocks"?

deguerre
01-02-2013, 01:23 PM
No. Lather, rinse, repeat...
























Next!

Gore
01-02-2013, 01:26 PM
[blah, blah, blah]
Now, can someone start a thread about counter space for all these farking knive blocks, and whether or not there is such a thing as "too many knife blocks"?

I told you not to whine until you filled that up. I know it's not filled up because you haven't even ordered it yet. :tsk:

bigabyte
01-02-2013, 01:32 PM
Hmmm....this one was listed in the "Also Viewed" section...

...it swivels...

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513cPV35qXL._SY450_.jpg

Amazon.com: CHEFS Essentials Swivel Knife Block, 35 Slot: Kitchen & Dining


...and it has the name of my favorite NFL team on it!:thumb:

Farking decisions!:doh:

Offthehook
01-02-2013, 01:33 PM
I use a kapoosh for the knives on the counter. Some stay in the drawer and my nice ones are layed out

Gore
01-02-2013, 01:42 PM
Hmmm....this one was listed in the "Also Viewed" section...

...it swivels...


...and it has the name of my favorite NFL team on it!:thumb:

Farking decisions!:doh:

Wow, the slots are identical except the scissors slot on the lower right is upside down. I'm not a fan of swivels. I was concerned about the cherry finish -- sometimes they're not well applied and can come off in parts, but we've had ours for at least 5 years and there is not a mark on it. That NFL team logo is a big feature. I wonder why they don't have any other teams. :noidea:

Jaskew82
01-02-2013, 01:44 PM
bigabyte... I will take some of them off your hands! I need a new set.

deguerre
01-02-2013, 01:47 PM
. I wonder why they don't have any other teams. :noidea:

Like you've NEVER seen "Highlander"...

colonel00
01-02-2013, 01:49 PM
You can never have too many wives! Play on playa :thumb:

caseydog
01-02-2013, 01:50 PM
I have a small, but well laid out an built kitchen. I have a knife drawer with built-in slots for my knives. All the slots are full, so that's what I own.

With a small kitchen, you have to be clever with storage, such as hanging lesser used cookware from a pot rack on the ceiling.

You also have to "just say no" to excess stuff, so in my case, yes, you can have too many knives.

CD

bigabyte
01-02-2013, 01:52 PM
Hmmm...

After I fill that thing, that could make for an interesting TD prize. An old knife block full of various assorted knives of various assorted quality.

deguerre
01-02-2013, 01:56 PM
I thought I just heard RTD grumbling...

PatAttack
01-02-2013, 01:59 PM
You just need to send the Wusthoff's and Henckel's to me. Sounds like you're really fond of the cheapies.

I'll also take some of that Foil Hat Rub off your hands.:thumb:

colonel00
01-02-2013, 02:01 PM
Hmm, now you are swapping wives?

gtr
01-02-2013, 02:01 PM
It's good to have some knives around that you don't care about. Those are for the wife, the inlaws, and guests. There are other knives that nobody farking touches but me. I'm guessing you already have that one figured out.

Is long pork hard on knives?

samfsu
01-02-2013, 02:51 PM
Get a few of these Norpro 18 Inch Aluminum Magnetic Knife Bar: Amazon.com: Kitchen & Dining

Gore
01-02-2013, 03:22 PM
Get a few of these Norpro 18 Inch Aluminum Magnetic Knife Bar: Amazon.com: Kitchen & Dining (http://www.amazon.com/Norpro-Inch-Aluminum-Magnetic-Knife/dp/B0014WNVHC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1357156260&sr=8-3&keywords=knife+magnetic+strip)

You'd need about a dozen of those and it would look like you wallpapered a wall in knives. It might be a nice look. :rolleyes:

bigabyte
01-02-2013, 03:35 PM
Except for when the magnetic poles reverse in 2012 and those knives go flying all around the house!:shock:

Oh wait...it's 2013 now...

deguerre
01-02-2013, 03:58 PM
Queue Carrie music...

JohnHB
01-02-2013, 04:03 PM
One cannot have too many "sharp" knives. I have a number of German & Japanese knives but my very thin filleting knife by Dexter Russell gets the most use - often for jobs it isn't designed for but it is so easy to sharpen with my Dexter Russell steel.

Bluesman
01-02-2013, 07:05 PM
Is this right up there with "can I have too many smokers/cookers/grills?" or "to much beer", or to much "SE&" Forget it...................what was the question

landarc
01-02-2013, 07:13 PM
no

NEXT!

Bigdog
01-02-2013, 07:34 PM
Hmmm....this one was listed in the "Also Viewed" section...

...it swivels...

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513cPV35qXL._SY450_.jpg

Amazon.com: CHEFS Essentials Swivel Knife Block, 35 Slot: Kitchen & Dining (http://www.amazon.com/CHEFS-Essentials-Swivel-Knife-Block/dp/B007Y7NJBO/ref=pd_sbs_k_14)


...and it has the name of my favorite NFL team on it!:thumb:

Farking decisions!:doh:

It's missing the i, great googlie mooglie! :roll:

landarc
01-02-2013, 07:38 PM
the Chiefs were missing a lot of things this year, perhaps they cut back by deleting the I in Win!

Bigdog
01-02-2013, 07:40 PM
the Chiefs were missing a lot of things this year, perhaps they cut back by deleting the I in Win!

No $hit Sherlock!!

JD McGee
01-02-2013, 08:07 PM
I carry a set of 10 in my comp box...I use 3...:becky:

fingerlickin'
01-03-2013, 12:55 AM
Hmmm...

After I fill that thing, that could make for an interesting TD prize. An old knife block full of various assorted knives of various assorted quality.

I think ecode has plenty of knives already.

bigabyte
01-10-2013, 06:14 PM
Woo-Farkin-Hoo!:whoo::whoo::whoo:

A package just arrived!:becky:

Gore
01-10-2013, 06:16 PM
Woo Hoo! I just got a package too!

You show me yours and I'll show you mine. :becky:

woodbutcher1
01-10-2013, 06:18 PM
i didn't get one

Big Mike
01-10-2013, 07:51 PM
Yea, probably but.......

I only have one decent knife, my brisket slicer. I have a few other cheap knives that I have picked up along the way. One of these days I will actually pick up some decent ones. It seems like every time I decide I am gonna get some something pops up.

It sounds so wrong, but...lets see your package.

bigabyte
01-10-2013, 08:22 PM
Wow...

This thing took all the knives from upstairs...no problem.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/11/2uryve8u.jpg

Gore
01-10-2013, 08:35 PM
Oooooo, looks pretty! I really thought you'd get the NFL promo knife holder, instead you got our twin.

As promised, here's a picture of my package.

http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx346/ecodeps/knives/IMG_7035.jpg

It's all because of some Farker named Woot. There's a couple posts about him somewhere. :mad: Luckily there was still room at the inn:

http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx346/ecodeps/knives/IMG_7033.jpg

bigabyte
01-10-2013, 08:36 PM
I was mistaken.

I found two more knives in another drawer.:doh:

I only have one slot left. The cleaver. Guess I need to buy another knife!:laugh:

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/11/uma3y5uq.jpg

Gore
01-10-2013, 08:38 PM
Yeah, a cleaver is still on our list, but we don't have any more slots big enough. Probably just have to make one in the butcher block. :shock:

bigabyte
01-10-2013, 08:41 PM
Oooooo, looks pretty! I really thought you'd get the NFL promo knife holder, instead you got our twin.

As promised, here's a picture of my package.

http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx346/ecodeps/knives/IMG_7035.jpg

It's all because of some Farker named Woot. There's a couple posts about him somewhere. :mad: Luckily there was still room at the inn:

http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx346/ecodeps/knives/IMG_7033.jpg

I figured (at the time) that the Chiefs had been so bad that I didn't want to give them any money. Plus, I didn't want the swivel. So I went with some guys advice about the cherry finish.

Nice knives! Now I will probably start realizing which knives never get used now that I can see them.

Gore
01-10-2013, 08:49 PM
I figured (at the time) that the Chiefs had been so bad that I didn't want to give them any money. Plus, I didn't want the swivel. So I went with some guys advice about the cherry finish.

Nice knives! Now I will probably start realizing which knives never get used now that I can see them.

You can see where our finish has held up pretty well. Of course, they've outsourced that to China now and the new-and-improved lead-based finish is water soluble and will coat your knives every time you pull them out. I hear it's for added protection. :thumb:

bigabyte
01-10-2013, 08:52 PM
FARK!!!:doh:

I just found two more knives! Now what?:confused:

I put them side by side in the cleaver slot for now. There's room for a couple more in that slot even.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/11/ugynu6u4.jpg

bigabyte
01-10-2013, 08:54 PM
Then again...I might just toss them. Those handles look kind of cracked. I don't think I've even seen those two knives in several years!:shock:

Gore
01-10-2013, 08:59 PM
Then again...I might just toss them. Those handles look kind of cracked. I don't think I've even seen those two knives in several years!:shock:

Yeah, no reason to keep them if you haven't missed them in a dozen years. When you toss them, toss them westward. Don't want to take any chances.

firefighter4634
01-10-2013, 09:02 PM
No, you can never have too many. Besides they might take all of our guns away some day.

robbq
01-10-2013, 09:04 PM
Hard to imagine too many...

chicagokp
01-10-2013, 09:47 PM
This would be a nice addition to your set and fill in that last slot! :thumb:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y182/Phariss/DSC01946.jpg

bigabyte
01-10-2013, 09:50 PM
This would be a nice addition to your set and fill in that last slot! :thumb:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y182/Phariss/DSC01946.jpg
Fark! The wife saw that!

Gore
01-10-2013, 09:59 PM
OMG, I want one!