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What is this stupid knife?

nolabrewnolabrew Posts: 241


My wife says it's a bread knife.  I say it's for sacrificing Virginians. Anyone know what actual purpose this thing serves?
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  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 13,518
    Bread tomato knife is my guess 
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,777
    That looks like an old school ginsu.  You should be very excited.  They can cut cans in half and then make paper thin slices of tomato.

    My wife ended up with one after college that sat unused in our drawer for years until I figured out the best use for it - cutting sod.  I helped a friend lay a few thousand sq feet of sod and that knife was perfect for trimming and when I was done, tossed it out.
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  • nolabrewnolabrew Posts: 241
    DMW said:
    nolabrew said:


    My wife says it's a bread knife.  I say it's for sacrificing Virginians. Anyone know what actual purpose this thing serves?
    They are the worst...
    I know what I said. 
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 9,110
    nolabrew said:


    My wife says it's a bread knife.  I say it's for sacrificing Virginians. Anyone know what actual purpose this thing serves?
    Depends on the curf.  I suspect it is for trimming hedges.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

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  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 12,834
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  • td66snrftd66snrf Posts: 1,432
    edited May 2017
    To me it looks similar to this Case knife I bought at an estate sale.  It's for cutting frozen food. 
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  • LDRLDR Posts: 377

    Looks like part of a SpiroGraph set. 

  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,364
    td66snrf said:
    To me it looks similar to this Case knife I bought at an estate sale.  It's for cutting frozen food. 
    THE original, Gen 1, Case Sod Buster.
    Brandon
    Quad Cities
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  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 2,006
    LDR said:

    Looks like part of a SpiroGraph set. 

    Memories...you must also be getting up there.   =)
  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 3,883
    It's a pumpkin carving knife.  (I don't really know, just a guess)
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,745
    pretty sure i have that same knife, came with the kitchen when i bought the house  19 years ago=)   i keep it next to the front door next to the sickle and baseball bat
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 11,270
    While I know this response will not be in good taste.....I would call it an OJ.
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

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  • nolabrewnolabrew Posts: 241
    I'm going to try it on frozen food because that may work. I like the suggestion for sod too.  
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,745
    nolabrew said:
    I'm going to try it on frozen food because that may work. I like the suggestion for sod too.  
    only thing i ever remember using it for was cutting a root bound rosemary bush out of a rounded planter, only other way out was to smash the pot
  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,601
    Found this... Vintage Ginsu it appears possibly. 


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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,745
    mines still sharp just like the infomercial said back 40  years or so ago =)
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 13,518
    The Ginsu guy made a killing selling those knifes. I rode with an elevator mechanic when I first started working and one of his stops was the house the ginsu guy bought for his "Atlanta girlfriend" as I was told. It was five stories on the river and had three commercial elevators and one residential elevator including a hospital size unit. The master closet was bigger than my first house (a two story house nonetheless).  :o
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 6,843
    Don't knock the Ginsu.  I got one for "free" as it was included with the purchase of a Wok in the early 1980's.  It still works great and has never been sharpened.  Just for fun a couple of years ago I recreated the commercial for my son and cut a beer can followed by a thinly sliced tomato.

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  • otterotter Posts: 286
    My advise is throw it away. My Mom forgot it was two sided 30 years ago. Big bad cut trying to push it threw frozen food
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  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,364
    edited May 2017
    otter said:
    My advise is throw it away. My Mom forgot it was two sided 30 years ago. Big bad cut trying to push it threw frozen food
    Couldn't be any worse than the double sided Leech Lake filet knife.

    What frozen stuff are we all hacking away at today?

    Back in my wilder days, was high with a friend one night, he was splitting two frozen burritos in his hand with a knife.  He got them apart, but it was an instant bloody buzzkill ER visit at 0300, requiring significant intervention.  =)

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    Quad Cities
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  • MaskedMarvelMaskedMarvel Posts: 2,207
    In Japan, the hand can be used like a knife...
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,459
    Focker said:
    otter said:
    My advise is throw it away. My Mom forgot it was two sided 30 years ago. Big bad cut trying to push it threw frozen food
    Couldn't be any worse than the double sided Leech Lake filet knife.

    What frozen stuff are we all hacking away at today?

    Back in my wilder days, was high with a friend one night, he was splitting two frozen burritos in his hand with a knife.  He got them apart, but it was an instant bloody buzzkill ER visit at 0300, requiring significant intervention.  =)

    About as stupid as a guy I knew who was holding a small log out between his hands while his drunk buddy tried to cut it with a chainsaw! He lost a thumb!
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  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,601
    Image result for ginsu meme
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,745
    RRP said:
    Focker said:
    otter said:
    My advise is throw it away. My Mom forgot it was two sided 30 years ago. Big bad cut trying to push it threw frozen food
    Couldn't be any worse than the double sided Leech Lake filet knife.

    What frozen stuff are we all hacking away at today?

    Back in my wilder days, was high with a friend one night, he was splitting two frozen burritos in his hand with a knife.  He got them apart, but it was an instant bloody buzzkill ER visit at 0300, requiring significant intervention.  =)

    About as stupid as a guy I knew who was holding a small log out between his hands while his drunk buddy tried to cut it with a chainsaw! He lost a thumb!
    i think we all know these people, a friend of mine decided it would be funny to kick a log off a splitting block while my brother was swinging the ax =)
  • dopeydopey Posts: 176
    i think we all know these people, a friend of mine decided it would be funny to kick a log off a splitting block while my brother was swinging the ax =)
    For fvcks sake, I can't be smart all the time.  Nobody let's these things go!
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  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 6,843
    Focker said:
    otter said:
    My advise is throw it away. My Mom forgot it was two sided 30 years ago. Big bad cut trying to push it threw frozen food


    What frozen stuff are we all hacking away at today?




    I use my Ginsu to cut up clumps of lump.

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  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 2,006
    edited May 2017
    Lookin' good there, Slingblade.

    You got any potted meat?  mmmmm hmmmmm
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