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    Kitchen Knives

    Is it somehow illegal to sell a decent kitchen knife in Thailand, or are they only outlawed in Korat?

    I've been here a year now and have yet to find a decent paring knife. All I want to do is slice a lime in two without squeezing all the juice out before the blade penetrates the skin.

    I've looked all over and today, at Da Mor, I spent quite some time in search of a decent blade; hang the expense.

    Not to be found.

    Any ideas?

    And, speaking of limes, what's with the price of them these days? At the supermarket at The Mall they were going for 24 baht for 4 little, dried out limes. I can't even find them in the street markets that sell fruit around here. Sure, bananas, mangoes and other stuff is plentiful but, as for manao: "mot", "mai mii".

    Again, not to be found.

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    If your ever in Pattaya we have 2 kitchen supply shops here, and they got some nice stuff, proper unbendy forks and spoons, also just grow your own limes

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    Buadhai,

    It may have something to do with the way The Thais look after
    their kitchen equipment, I have seen my japanese Knives used
    to crack crabs, coconuts and to tops off of beer bottles.

    No matter how much i protest I still get the impression that
    the Thai missus thinks I am crazy worrying about a knife, because
    in her eyes you can buy another one for a few Baht. Same goes
    for the Wedgwood, after all i9ts only a plate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buadhai
    Is it somehow illegal to sell a decent kitchen knife in Thailand, or are they only outlawed in Korat?

    I've been here a year now and have yet to find a decent paring knife. All I want to do is slice a lime in two without squeezing all the juice out before the blade penetrates the skin.
    Well, they try to protect the farangs (and the Thai men) I guess, not selling knifes that are too sharp.
    Could be used to slice someting else than a lime...

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    Your wife must be a friend of my missus...

    Kitchen knives:
    The wooden-handled ones from Kom-Kom or Kiwi-brand are pretty sharp and very cheap, available in most supermarkets and dep. stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller
    Kitchen knives:
    The wooden-handled ones from Kom-Kom or Kiwi-brand are pretty sharp and very cheap, available in most supermarkets and dep. stores.
    But I'm pretty sure there must be a good reason why nobody buys them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12Call
    http://www.verasu.com/Eng_version/su...s.asp?catid=CL
    Very interesting. So, it is just Korat.

    I've bought the Kiwi knives mentioned by Stroller. They're just not very good. Sorry.

    I'm off to the US next week. So, I'll either buy one there or at Verasu on my way back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12Call
    http://www.verasu.com/Eng_version/CatalogRequest.asp
    I saw that. I'd like to see them in person....

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    Best of luck !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12Call
    Best of luck !!!!
    A green to you for your help. I looked at your other posts. Almost every one is an answer with a few words and a helpful URL. Amazing.

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    19b Kiwi blades are good for limes.

    Go to the Mall Korat and the deprtment store there should have some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buadhai
    Almost every one is an answer with a few words and a helpful URL. Amazing.
    I told you this guy was amazing when he joined.
    He could find you a one legged black vegetarian single parent muslim lesbian with an IQ of 110 .

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    Sorry they Mall should have good knives

    Big C has the Kiwi Knives

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    Kom-Kom is better than Kiwi. The steel is thin, fair enough for the price. Only to be used for slicing stuff, no good for any other uses your local craftsman or the missus have in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller
    Kom-Kom is better than Kiwi. The steel is thin, fair enough for the price. Only to be used for slicing stuff, no good for any other uses your local craftsman or the missus have in mind.
    You mean we can't use it for opening a tin or butchering a frozen chicken?

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    Verasu have the goods! not exactly bargain basement prices though are they!!!
    I know - I know.......

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    We buy the Kom-Kom or Kiwi knives at our local Thai import market. In my opinion, you can't beat it for the price. Being thin stainless, it sharpens to a razor's edge. The edge may not last real long, but it sharpens so easily. Other expensive knives we've used may hold an edge a bit longer, but are a real pain to sharpen properly.

    Since we raise parrots, we cut up lots of fruits daily, and appreciate a sharp paring knife. We can go about a week between sharpenings.
    Geo

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    The more carbon in the steel the better edge you can get, but it doesn't hold it so long.

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    Try
    Penguin (brand)
    One piece stainless
    Good quality stainless steel
    Nice weight and balance
    Keep a reasonable edge
    Very well priced for thailand
    600 baht for what I like to use, a cross between a chopper and butchers blade?
    Show a picture when I take one

    Buy at Robinsons or Central sorry if they don't have these dept. stores where you live

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    In my opinion, you can't beat it for the price. Being thin stainless, it sharpens to a razor's edge. The edge may not last real long, but it sharpens so easily.
    This may be your answer buadhai. Buy a sharpening stone and give the knife a few passes every so often.

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    Thanks for all the responses. I guess I've got my work cut out for me now. In fact, I have a sharpening stone in my toolbox. Stupidly, I never thought to use it with the knife; just kept it around to sharpen the block plane blade!

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    Here are some knives that are reasonably priced for quality



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