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Title: Looking for Decent Brisket Knife
Post by: Mike Goetzke on April 30, 2019, 11:00 AM
Any suggestions for a good brisket knife?


Thanks

Mike
Title: Re: Looking for Decent Brisket Knife
Post by: Dogberryjr on April 30, 2019, 11:32 AM
I've had this one for a few years and it works just fine without a big bite from the wallet:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LWK7VIU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Title: Re: Looking for Decent Brisket Knife
Post by: jtwood on April 30, 2019, 10:47 PM
I have been using the 10" version of this Dexter knife for about 25 years, and love it.
It is terrific for large pieces of meat such as brisket, because of the serrated blade, and is even great at slicing bread.
The price isn't bad, either.
Steve

https://www.amazon.com/Dexter-Russell-Scalloped-Slicer-12-White/dp/B0195V29HG/ref=sr_1_19?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwrObhqf54QIVheNkCh2LHAovEAAYASAAEgKQb_D_BwE&hvadid=214513484615&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9031388&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=b&hvrand=10947374611289241129&hvtargid=kwd-345365921251&hydadcr=3347_9785950&keywords=dexter+serrated&qid=1556678570&s=gateway&sr=8-19
Title: Re: Looking for Decent Brisket Knife
Post by: rvieceli on May 01, 2019, 01:33 PM
You really can't go wrong with what the pros would use: either Dexter Russel or Victorinox.

https://www.webstaurantstore.com/2875/meat-slicing-and-carving-knives.html?vendor=Dexter-Russell

https://www.webstaurantstore.com/2875/meat-slicing-and-carving-knives.html?show_all&vendor=Victorinox


Ron
Title: Re: Looking for Decent Brisket Knife
Post by: Richard/RMW on May 01, 2019, 04:10 PM
Ditto on what Ron said, I'd recommend finding a local restaurant supply open to the public and seeing what they have in stock.

There are some extremely good deals at the ones I frequent but be cautious, you may end up with 1500' of aluminum foil or 100#'s of basmati rice... ask me how I know.

RMW
Title: Re: Looking for Decent Brisket Knife
Post by: rvieceli on May 01, 2019, 07:13 PM
Richard

Foil I can resist but I have a definite weakness for lidded graduated storage containers.  [eek]

https://www.webstaurantstore.com/3087/food-storage-containers.html

Ron
Title: Re: Looking for Decent Brisket Knife
Post by: Richard/RMW on May 01, 2019, 07:42 PM
Richard

Foil I can resist but I have a definite weakness for lidded graduated storage containers.  [eek]

https://www.webstaurantstore.com/3087/food-storage-containers.html

Ron

Of course, where else would you store your 00 Caputo flour?  [poke]

RMW
Title: Re: Looking for Decent Brisket Knife
Post by: Sparktrician on May 02, 2019, 08:17 AM
Richard

Foil I can resist but I have a definite weakness for lidded graduated storage containers.  [eek]

https://www.webstaurantstore.com/3087/food-storage-containers.html

Ron

If I ever bought anything that big, the only use would be to watch science projects growing...   [scared]
Title: Re: Looking for Decent Brisket Knife
Post by: Richard/RMW on May 02, 2019, 10:32 AM
Richard

Foil I can resist but I have a definite weakness for lidded graduated storage containers.  [eek]

https://www.webstaurantstore.com/3087/food-storage-containers.html

Ron

If I ever bought anything that big, the only use would be to watch science projects growing...   [scared]

Easily resolved in the case of the 00 Caputo.... Pizza at every meal!  [thumbs up]

RMW
Title: Re: Looking for Decent Brisket Knife
Post by: Mike Goetzke on May 02, 2019, 03:55 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions - this is first I've heard of granton edge. Does it have advantages I will need?

Thanks
Title: Re: Looking for Decent Brisket Knife
Post by: jpmeunier on May 02, 2019, 04:55 PM
Webstaurant also has this VP 215 (https://www.webstaurantstore.com/ary-vacmaster-vp215-chamber-vacuum-packaging-machine-with-10-1-4-seal-bar/120VMASVP215.html) it was like the best purchase ever. Save cheese much better, sous vide like mad, marinate better, and defrost meat super fast.
Title: Re: Looking for Decent Brisket Knife
Post by: Jiggy Joiner on May 02, 2019, 04:58 PM
When mentioning brisket, are we talking about pastrami?
When I used to make pastrami, i used a Victorinox that I originally bought for cutting wafer thin smoked salmon. It used to slice lovely thin pastrami too.

If it’s not pastrami, please excuse me.
Title: Re: Looking for Decent Brisket Knife
Post by: rvieceli on May 02, 2019, 05:30 PM
Richard

Foil I can resist but I have a definite weakness for lidded graduated storage containers.  [eek]

https://www.webstaurantstore.com/3087/food-storage-containers.html

Ron



If I ever bought anything that big, the only use would be to watch science projects growing...   [scared]

@Sparktrician the 1 and 2 quart sizes are very nice for soups and stews.  [big grin]

Ron
Title: Re: Looking for Decent Brisket Knife
Post by: rvieceli on May 02, 2019, 05:36 PM
The granton edge is designed to create an air pocket between the blade and the material being cut. Supposed to reduce friction, give a better release on the slice and reduce tearing in the stuff being sliced. Like most innovations who knows if it’s all that effective.

Rob
Title: Re: Looking for Decent Brisket Knife
Post by: Rob Z on May 05, 2019, 10:20 AM
Mike,  About thirty years ago, my mother gave a long (maybe 14”?) serrated bread knife made by Chicago Cutlery.  I have used it for bread but it especially is useful for brisket.  I just looked it up and the company is still in business.  It’s not a pricy brand like Cutco or the German and Japanese brands, but it has held up well .

Speaking of brisket.....it’s time to get the Primo fired up !  [big grin]