Z-CUT KNIVES review

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Re: Z-CUT KNIVES review

Postby TomAiello » Thu May 16, 2019 11:19 am

N. Brian Huegel wrote:
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Three edges: PlainEdge, SpyderEdge, and fully serrated. Two blade shapes: pointed and blunt.


What's the difference between SpyderEdge and fully serrated?

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Re: Z-CUT KNIVES review

Postby sal » Thu May 16, 2019 11:27 am

Hi Tom,

The SpyderEdge is the normal "2 step" or 2 sized serrations that we normally use and the other is just a regular 1 sized tooth.

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Re: Z-CUT KNIVES review

Postby The Deacon » Thu May 16, 2019 11:28 am

I've been looking at the photos in the Reveal 2 flyer. Hadn't noticed before, but find it interesting that Spyderco is using different serration patterns on the blunt and pointed versions of the Z-Cuts. Pointed tip version has regular Spyderedge serrations (2 small, 1 large, 2 small, 1 large) while the blunt tip version has all small serrations, something like the serrated version of the C27 Jess Horn.
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Re: Z-CUT KNIVES review

Postby sal » Thu May 16, 2019 12:09 pm

We really didn't know where the market would end up so we decided to try a variety and see where it goes.

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Re: Z-CUT KNIVES review

Postby Cscottsss » Thu May 16, 2019 1:32 pm

sal wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 12:09 pm
We really didn't know where the market would end up so we decided to try a variety and see where it goes.

sal
Sal, any idea on when these will be available? 3 months, 6, 12?

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Re: Z-CUT KNIVES review

Postby Marulaghost » Thu May 16, 2019 2:05 pm

I feel like the blunt tip serrations will be great for bread and the spyderedge will be better for other food items. I'm planning on both versions personally

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Re: Z-CUT KNIVES review

Postby zhyla » Thu May 16, 2019 4:04 pm

Marulaghost wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 2:05 pm
great for bread
That was my initial thought, but then I looked at how short this knife is and I dunno, it doesn't make sense to me. I mean, you can cut bread with it, but most bread knives are 7"+ long.

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Re: Z-CUT KNIVES review

Postby jpm2 » Thu May 16, 2019 8:00 pm

Looks like I'll be trying all 4 versions.

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Re: Z-CUT KNIVES review

Postby sal » Thu May 16, 2019 9:40 pm

We use the original protos quite a bit at our house. They should be out soon.

Thanx for the review and pics Brian.

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Re: Z-CUT KNIVES review

Postby steelcity16 » Thu May 16, 2019 9:53 pm

zhyla wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 4:04 pm
Marulaghost wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 2:05 pm
great for bread
That was my initial thought, but then I looked at how short this knife is and I dunno, it doesn't make sense to me. I mean, you can cut bread with it, but most bread knives are 7"+ long.

Yeah, my short serrated kitchen knives only really get used for tomatoes, citrus, and dinner rolls. My bread knife is 13" long! And I use my 8" chefs knives for 99% of everything else in the kitchen. I will probably buy one to replace my short serrated knives. I do like the offset, which keeps your knuckles off the cutting board.
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Re: Z-CUT KNIVES review

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Fri May 17, 2019 2:47 am

Great review, thank you. This would make a great sandwich-making knife, I think.

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Re: Z-CUT KNIVES review

Postby fixall » Fri May 17, 2019 3:50 am

I'd really, really like to see an offset, 8" - 10"+ bread knife released. Personally, I've found that a scalloped blade works best on bread over standard serrations, but I'd love to see how a Spyderedge performs.

Other than a new 10" Chef knife (I'm really trying to swing one of the new Gyutos coming out) and a bread knife, I'm pretty set with kitchen knives... But I'm desperately trying to find a use for the Z-Cuts, lol.

I'm thinking I'll pick up at least one rounded, plain edge to use as a sandwich knife... But I tend to like tall blades for that because it gives me more stability when slicing cheese off the block.

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Re: Z-CUT KNIVES review

Postby zhyla » Fri May 17, 2019 12:28 pm

fixall wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 3:50 am
I'd really, really like to see an offset, 8" - 10"+ bread knife released. Personally, I've found that a scalloped blade works best on bread over standard serrations, but I'd love to see how a Spyderedge performs.
I rarely use our bread knife, I'm looking to kick it out of our drawer. Someone told me once that regular plain edge knives cut bread just fine and sure enough he was right. I mostly use a 7" santoku that I made for bread. For really tough crusts the serrations do help starting the cut though.

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Re: Z-CUT KNIVES review

Postby fixall » Sat May 18, 2019 3:16 am

zhyla wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 12:28 pm

I rarely use our bread knife, I'm looking to kick it out of our drawer. Someone told me once that regular plain edge knives cut bread just fine and sure enough he was right. I mostly use a 7" santoku that I made for bread. For really tough crusts the serrations do help starting the cut though.
I was of the same mind and got rid of my serrated bread knife years ago. But then I started working in a restaurant that made their own thick and crusty sourdough and peasant bread. They used Wusthof scalloped bread knives instead of serrated and I was shocked by the difference it made.

I’ll never use a standard, serrated bread knife in my kitchen again, but a scalloped bread knife has earned its place. I have a feeling that a Spyderedge bread knife would perform similarly to a scalloped knife.

I’d love the opportunity to find out.


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