This knife belonged to my mother.
Does anyone know how to use it...cheese, tomatoes, lemons?
Thanks for your input. :)
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?
It somewhat resembles a shrimp knife.
Here is a link that might be useful: shrimp knife
It looks even more like this one.
Here is a link that might be useful: another shrimp knife
Or it looks like a knife for harvesting asparagus.
I think sushipup nailed it:
Here is a link that might be useful: shrimp peeler/knife
My mother passed away a long time ago so I couldnÃ¢ÂÂt, very well, ask her about it. ;)
We often had shrimp in our homeÃ¢ÂÂ¦shrimp scampi, fried shrimp, shrimp cocktail, etc.
I tried Ã¢ÂÂgoogling" it before coming here, without success.
Thank you all, so much, for answering my question.
"-----We often had shrimp in our homeÃ¢ÂÂ¦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. :-)
This post was edited by dcarch on Thu, Jul 31, 14 at 7:43
That's cause they're the two most obnoxious processes. That, and pitting cherries.
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.
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.
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.