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Dan Mackison





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PostPosted: Wed 02 Mar, 2011 4:43 pm    Post subject: European Santoku         Reply with quote

I remember seeing a knife that had a strait blade and a curved back like a modern Santoku chef knife. Does anyone know what it was called?
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Sam Barris




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PostPosted: Wed 02 Mar, 2011 5:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sounds like some kind of seax.
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Sam Barris

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Dan Mackison





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PostPosted: Wed 02 Mar, 2011 5:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I thought it was a seax at first too, but the blade I am looking for didn't have the long point of a broken back seax; but a sharp curve near the tip like this:

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Joel Minturn





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PostPosted: Wed 02 Mar, 2011 7:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That style of blade is traditionally called a sheepsfoot blade. Granted most blades of that style in the west don't have the divots in the blade but the profile is the same. Typically used in situations were one doesn't want to accidentally stab something when they cut. Other than cooking it supposedly was popular with sailors. Has a long history with cooking and utility knives. Hope that helps you refine your search.
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