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Offline LilSmoker

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Re: Cold Smoked Salmon
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2007, 04:20:26 AM »
Hi manxman, yes i totaly agree they must be smoking something charging that ammount postage ::)

I just found these on Amazon, don't know how the postage would work out?.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/search/ref=pd_lpo_ix_dp_go_us_uk_en?keywords=salmon%20slicing%20knife&tag=lpo%5Fixdpgousuken-21&index=blended

If need be, i could buy one of your choice and send it over to you, maybe that would work out cheaper?

Here's a couple of other suppliers i've found:

http://www.giltsharp.edirectory.co.uk/giltsharp/pages/moreinfoa.asp?recordid=1006763&cid=1095&afid=88888


http://www.culliners.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=54&zenid=06894f8539a45c12e92b9389bd4d9d1b

Anyway mate, if i can help give me a shout  ;)

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Re: Cold Smoked Salmon
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2007, 04:22:46 AM »
Manxman - While you are out shopping, perhaps you could mail it to yourself by a cheaper method.
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Re: Cold Smoked Salmon
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2007, 01:55:00 PM »
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I am flying down to London this afternoon for a meeting tomorrow, should have time for a couple of hours shopping so perhaps I can pick something up there, however getting back on the plane tomorrow with a 12 inch salmon knife might not be the best idea in the world!!

Haha! yeah don't suppose security would appreciate you waving a 12" knife about  :o ;D

Joking aside, did you manage to find any decent knives?
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Re: Cold Smoked Salmon
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2007, 02:05:20 PM »

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If need be, i could buy one of your choice and send it over to you, maybe that would work out cheaper?
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Joking aside, did you manage to find any decent knives?

No, didn't manage to find anything suitable..... well I did find one but at >£70 it was way too expensive.

Thanks for your kind offer LS, I will see what the p+p is on the other examples you posted before deciding what to do.

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Manxman - While you are out shopping, perhaps you could mail it to yourself by a cheaper method.

Thanks for the idea Wildcat, I am due a visit to see my Mum who now lives on the English "mainland" and that may be a good option. Sure something will fall into place.
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Re: Cold Smoked Salmon
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2007, 04:32:56 AM »
A friend of mine who lives here on the Isle of Man recommended this one:

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=L&ai=BB5Arwpm8Rb3MN5mOQ-6ntPcCif_hI8Wo2LcC8e_-wQ2w2wYIABADGAMoAzgAUITdgZ_8_____wFgu67Gg9QKmAH7jwbIAQGAAgGpAn-35chvdsA-yALpzG4&q=http://www.decuisine.co.uk/cookshop/knives/laguiole-salmon-knife.html%3FGAKN046&usg=__mZEKoPy9OMpZo2LIbZQN_YKl0LA=

Anyway, I have ordered one and packing and postage came to only £3.95, a big difference from the rip off previously quoted!!

It looks good, just hope it is as good as it looks!!!!
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Re: Cold Smoked Salmon
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2007, 05:11:09 AM »
Hey manxman that knife looks very good quality, very good price also.

Once you've had a chance to try it out, please let me know what you think of it?, because it certainly looks to be better quality than mine, and for that price i wouldn't mind one as a back up ;)

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Re: Cold Smoked Salmon
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2007, 05:49:33 AM »
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Once you've had a chance to try it out, please let me know what you think of it?, because it certainly looks to be better quality than mine, and for that price i wouldn't mind one as a back up

Sure will LS.  :)
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Re: Cold Smoked Salmon
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2007, 08:05:13 AM »
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please let me know what you think of it?,

Knife arrived today so good service from the supplier.

Looks very nice complete with nice wooden box and appears well made, only disappointment is that given all the speel in the advert about knives from an old French village "famous for it's hand made knives in particular", the knife itself is yet another "made in China" item and hence the low price!

I should have learnt by now!!  :-[

Anyway LS, I will give it a go over the next few days and let you know how I got on. ;)

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Re: Cold Smoked Salmon
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2007, 08:51:04 AM »
given all the speel in the advert about knives from an old French village "famous for it's hand made knives in particular", the knife itself is yet another "made in China" item and hence the low price!
Heck Paul, maybe it was  "handled in a village in China". :D ;D

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Re: Cold Smoked Salmon
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2007, 09:09:28 AM »
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Heck Paul, maybe it was  "handled in a village in China".


Hahaha, maybe it was!  :D :D

Just wish it had been "handled in a village in France", I had this romantic notion of a little old knarled French man hand crafting a similarly knarled bit of wood whilst smoking a Camel cigarette and drinking a glass of cognac whilst his colleague hand forged the blade..... and all for £20/£40!!  :D :D

Well, we can but dream!!  :-[

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Re: Cold Smoked Salmon
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2007, 07:30:27 AM »
Hi manxman, maybe it was made by a Frenchman living in China? ;D Just trying to be positive mate ;)

Anyway i know what you mean, but let's be honest some good stuff does get made in China.........like our beloved BS for example, and...........er? somebody help me out here i've gone blank! ;D

All joking aside, i bet that knife will be surprisingly good, i hope so anyway.

Would still be interested to know how it performs, once it's seen some action. ;)

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Re: Cold Smoked Salmon
« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2007, 11:29:46 PM »
Try Googling "Wusthof Trident Salmon Slicer" and see what you think about their lox slicer. I haven't used it yet but it's the next purchase in my knife arsenal. So far, out of the dozen Wusthof knives (and 1 steel) I've purchased, they are consistently everything I've wanted in kitchen cutters. A bit spendy, but proven performers and probably the last things I'll have left to will to my heirs someday ;)

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Re: Cold Smoked Salmon
« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2007, 11:46:55 PM »
I have had a set of Wusthof Grand Prix for almost 2 years now.  They have been outstanding.  The biggest thing I learned about shopping for knives though is, you have to pick them up and hold them in your hand to see if they are comfortable.  Best blades in the world don't cut it (pun intended) if the knife does fit your hand and therefore you don't use it or it is painfull to do so.

A few months ago, I bought the FURI knive sharpner to keep a more accurate angle on the blade.  A lot easier than the steel and everyone can use it.  Un-scientifically, I think I was able to get just a slightly sharper edge on the knife with the steel but everyone can use the FURI.  FYI> even the FURI sharpness is capable of shaving so I am talking split hairs on sharpness.  (Yes pun intended again.)
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Re: Cold Smoked Salmon
« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2007, 01:01:53 AM »
Hi Kummok, i just looked at the Wusthof u.k. site very impressive range, thanks  ;)
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Re: Cold Smoked Salmon
« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2007, 04:32:30 AM »

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Hi Kummok, i just looked at the Wusthof u.k. site very impressive range, thanks 


Ditto.  ;)

Not tried the knife I got yet LS, hope to this weekend.
 
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