Crazy Knife

swvirginiaJuly 30, 2014

This knife belonged to my mother.

Does anyone know how to use it...cheese, tomatoes, lemons?

Thanks for your input. :)

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dcarch7

My dentist has one.

(Just kidding LOL!)

What makes you think it is for food?

Have you asked your mother?

Does she do any kind of craft hobby?

dcarch

    Bookmark   July 30, 2014 at 10:02PM
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sushipup1

It somewhat resembles a shrimp knife.

Here is a link that might be useful: shrimp knife

    Bookmark   July 30, 2014 at 11:12PM
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sushipup1

It looks even more like this one.

Here is a link that might be useful: another shrimp knife

    Bookmark   July 30, 2014 at 11:51PM
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Islay_Corbel

Or it looks like a knife for harvesting asparagus.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 1:33AM
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Olychick

I think sushipup nailed it:

Here is a link that might be useful: shrimp peeler/knife

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 1:58AM
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swvirginia

ThatâÂÂs it!

My mother passed away a long time ago so I couldnâÂÂt, very well, ask her about it. ;)

We often had shrimp in our homeâ¦shrimp scampi, fried shrimp, shrimp cocktail, etc.

I tried âÂÂgoogling" it before coming here, without success.

Thank you all, so much, for answering my question.

(((hugs))) :)

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 7:27AM
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dcarch7

"-----We often had shrimp in our homeâ¦shrimp scampi, fried shrimp, shrimp cocktail, etc.---"

Are you friends with Forrest Gump? LOL!

Ha! never seen one like that before in stores.

It is my belief that there are just as many shrimp peeler designs as garlic presses. :-)

dcarch

This post was edited by dcarch on Thu, Jul 31, 14 at 7:43

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 7:34AM
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rob333

That's cause they're the two most obnoxious processes. That, and pitting cherries.

;)

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 10:14AM
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Bellsmom

Wonderful thread.
Congratulations, SWV.
I hope you use the knife for its intended purpose and toss a nod and a high five to your mom. (She'll return it with pleasure, if a bit unobtrusively.)
And, heck, I WANT a shrimp knife.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 5:23PM
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foodonastump

And if you could report back sooner rather than later if it works well, before that ebay item gets sold...

Looks good in theory but I suspect it's not particularly great. As DC says there are so many types out there, so if it was better than the rest we'd all own one. Esp if it's been around since the 60's. That said I'd hold on to and use yours forever if I were you. I'm sentimental like that. :)

Years back I asked a local fishmonger about a shrimp tool he was selling. "Let's put it this way, we use knives." I appreciated the honesty.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 6:32PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

I find that shrimp peel easily without any kind of utensil and a small paring knife to slice the back in order to clean it. Though I lived along the southern coast for over twenty years, I never saw this utensil used, sold, or even languishing in a kitchen drawer.

But I like it! I just can't think what I would use it for, lol.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 12:28PM
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