Chicago Cutlery Knives Help Improve Knife Skills

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I have learned a few things since I first announced that I was chosen to be a Chicago Cutlery Ambassador.  I’m really enjoying my knives and learning to use them.

I have made a couple of recipes using the knives that have given me the chance to practice my knife skills.  The first recipe I made was for this delicious Easy Zucchini Parmesan on the Sparkpeople website.  The second was a recipe I adapted from another recipe: Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread.

chocolate chunk zucchini bread

Yes, I love zucchini.

And I love these Chicago Cutlery Knives!

Better Grip for Better Control

The Chicago Cutlery DesignPro knives have an innovative grip that helps you position your hand in a more comfortable grip for superior control and cutting.  You can see in the next picture how the knife has a nice little spot below (above?) the handle to place your thumb and forefinger.  Your other fingers can comfortably curl around the handle giving you better control than if you would wrap all of your fingers around the handle.

better grip

I felt a major difference in gripping the knife this way, then when using a different knife and gripping the traditional way.

Ultra Sharp Blades

The Chicago Cutlery Knives are made with ultra sharp, Japanese steel blades to improve the cutting experience.

sharp japanese blade

These knives are very sharp.  I’m almost afraid of them. I have used the chef knife to slice up my zucchini for the above mentioned recipe and it quickly and easily sliced through the zucchini.  It was fairly simple to get thin strips to use for the Zucchini Parmesan.

I have used the paring knife to slice and remove the skin from apples, to cut carrots and many other small tasks.  It, too, made preparation quick and easy.

The knife that I am most impressed with is the Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Scalloped Bread Knife.  I have another brand of bread knife that I picked up for cheap somewhere and was never impressed with it.  It didn’t seem sharp enough to slice the bread without smashing it.  The Scalloped Bread Knife did a fantastic job of slicing the Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread that I made.  A little light pressure and the nice sharp blade and we had perfectly cut slices of bread.

scalloped bread knife

*I wrote this review while participating in a Brand Ambassador Campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Chicago Cutlery and received products to facilitate my post and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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115 thoughts on “Chicago Cutlery Knives Help Improve Knife Skills

  • September 18, 2012 at 2:19 pm
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    Oh jealous that you got a paring and bread knife! I got a gigantic knife that looks like it belongs in a slasher movie! :)

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    • September 18, 2012 at 2:20 pm
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      Is that the one that cut off you fingertip? :P How is that doing?

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  • September 21, 2012 at 3:36 pm
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    I’d love the Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Santoku Knives, 5-Inch

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  • September 21, 2012 at 3:37 pm
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    ***Stumbleupon name is sneakersisfat***

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  • September 21, 2012 at 3:55 pm
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    I would love to have the Chicago Cutlery DesignPro 8-inch Chef Knife!
    Thanks so much…what a great opportunity!

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  • September 21, 2012 at 4:09 pm
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    I would love the bread knife!

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  • September 21, 2012 at 8:53 pm
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    The bread knife would be awesome, but as a kitchen goddess, I would love any of em!!!
    I Love, Love, Love cooking!!!

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  • September 21, 2012 at 9:35 pm
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    I would love the chef knife.

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  • September 21, 2012 at 10:00 pm
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    I would like the paring knife. I need a high quality paring knife

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  • September 21, 2012 at 10:46 pm
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    I like the Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Santoku Knives, 5-Inch.

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  • September 21, 2012 at 11:45 pm
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    Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Chef Knives, 8-Inch

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  • September 22, 2012 at 12:22 am
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    I would love to have the Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Santoku Knives, 5-Inch

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  • September 22, 2012 at 1:00 am
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    the Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Santoku Knives, 5-Inch

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  • September 22, 2012 at 3:07 am
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    I would love to have the Chicago Cutlery DesignPro 8-inch Chef Knife! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Reneewalters3@yahoo.com

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  • September 22, 2012 at 6:49 am
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    I would like to have the parer knife.

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  • September 22, 2012 at 9:07 am
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    Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Scalloped Utility Knives, 5-Inch

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  • September 22, 2012 at 10:31 am
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    Santoku KNIFE 5 INCH

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  • September 22, 2012 at 1:33 pm
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    I would choose the Design Pro Chef’s Knife, 8 in.

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  • September 22, 2012 at 5:16 pm
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    I would love the bread knife

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  • September 22, 2012 at 6:11 pm
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    I want a paring knife

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  • September 22, 2012 at 6:12 pm
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    Oh how I would love the chef design Pro 8-inch Chef Knife. wowowow

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  • September 22, 2012 at 11:12 pm
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    I would like to have the bread knife.

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  • September 23, 2012 at 12:42 am
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    I’d be pleased to have the Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Santoku Knives, 5-Inch.

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  • September 23, 2012 at 3:02 am
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    I would love the 8-inch Chef’s Knife! :)

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  • September 23, 2012 at 8:34 am
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    I like their Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Scalloped Bread Knives, 8-Inch

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  • September 23, 2012 at 1:24 pm
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    the santoku knives

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  • September 23, 2012 at 1:59 pm
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    i love the bread knife

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  • September 23, 2012 at 4:24 pm
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    i like the bread knife

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  • September 23, 2012 at 10:27 pm
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    Sometimes it’s surprising how hard it is to find a good paring knife, I’d like to give this one a try!!!

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  • September 24, 2012 at 12:58 am
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    I would love to have the Chicago Cutlery DesignPro 8-inch Chef Knife!

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  • September 24, 2012 at 2:51 pm
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    The chef knife

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  • September 24, 2012 at 8:05 pm
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    Santoku 5″ knife

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  • September 25, 2012 at 12:07 am
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    I would want the 8-inch Chef Knife

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  • September 25, 2012 at 12:04 pm
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    Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Santoku Knives, 5-Inch

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  • September 26, 2012 at 4:38 am
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    Chicago Cutlery Design Pro Chef Knives. The 8 inch, would be perfect

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  • September 26, 2012 at 6:50 pm
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    The Paring knife- mine is old and makes peeling potatoes a terrible chore.

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  • September 26, 2012 at 7:14 pm
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    I love the Chef’s Knife.

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  • September 26, 2012 at 9:09 pm
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    A paring knife probably

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  • September 27, 2012 at 2:25 am
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    bread knife

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  • September 27, 2012 at 9:49 am
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    i like the Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Santoku Knife, 5-Inch

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  • September 27, 2012 at 9:05 pm
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    i like the Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Parer Knives

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  • September 28, 2012 at 1:29 am
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    Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Santoku Knives, 5-Inch

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  • September 28, 2012 at 12:41 pm
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    I’d love to win this knife. I am in BAD need of a good knife.

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  • September 28, 2012 at 5:39 pm
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    I’d like to have the bread knife.

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  • September 28, 2012 at 8:49 pm
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    the Chicago Cutlery DesignPro 8-inch Chef Knife!

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  • September 30, 2012 at 1:23 am
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    I would love the chef’s knife!

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  • September 30, 2012 at 9:35 pm
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    I’d love the bread knife

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  • September 30, 2012 at 10:50 pm
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    Love to have the chef knife, but would probably use the paring knife more.

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  • September 30, 2012 at 11:29 pm
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    Chefs knife, my husband could make an awesome meal with that

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  • October 1, 2012 at 12:08 am
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    I’d most like to have the Chef Knife. I’d use it a lot.

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  • October 1, 2012 at 1:44 am
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    I would love the Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Partoku Knives, 5-Inch knife. I’ve always wanted a great knife to allow me to chop up fresh herbs like they do on the food network!

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  • October 1, 2012 at 10:43 am
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    I love the 5″ sandoku knife!

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  • October 1, 2012 at 12:35 pm
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    I’d love the Paring knife

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  • October 1, 2012 at 3:15 pm
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    I could use utility knives.

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  • October 1, 2012 at 4:23 pm
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    i like the chef’s knife

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  • October 1, 2012 at 4:40 pm
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    I like the Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Partoku Knives, 5-Inch

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  • October 1, 2012 at 4:45 pm
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    Stumble follower lisalmg25

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  • October 1, 2012 at 5:19 pm
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    Chicago Cutlery DesignPro 8-inch Chef Knife!
    vmkid3 at msn dot com

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  • October 1, 2012 at 6:18 pm
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    Id like the chef knife 8 inch

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  • October 1, 2012 at 9:38 pm
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    I would love to have the chef knife.

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  • October 1, 2012 at 10:32 pm
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    I would like the Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Santoku Knives, 5-Inch best!

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  • October 1, 2012 at 11:16 pm
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    I would love to have the Chicago Cutlery DesignPro 8-inch Chef Knife

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  • October 2, 2012 at 12:13 am
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    The paring knife would be my first choice. :-) Thank you.

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  • October 2, 2012 at 3:26 am
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    I would go with the chef’s knife! For my boyfriend since I CANT cook lol.

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  • October 2, 2012 at 3:45 am
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    I would enjoy using the 5 inch Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Santoku Knife – Thank you for the opportunity to win one.

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  • October 2, 2012 at 9:08 am
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    I would love the bread knife!

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  • October 2, 2012 at 9:09 am
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    I would love the bread knife! It would be great to have a sharp knife that doesn’t smash fresh baked bread

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  • October 2, 2012 at 9:10 am
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    I would love the bread knife. It would be great to have a sharp knife that doesn’t smash fresh baked bread

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  • October 2, 2012 at 9:11 am
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    Would love the bread knife. It would be great to have a sharp knife that doesn’t smash fresh baked bread

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  • October 2, 2012 at 9:11 am
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    Would love the bread knife. It would be great to have a sharp knife that doesn’t smash fresh baked bread. Thank you for the chance to win

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  • October 2, 2012 at 10:22 am
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    Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Santoku Knives, 5-Inch

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  • October 2, 2012 at 11:01 am
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    Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Chef Knives, 8-Inch

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  • October 2, 2012 at 11:02 am
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    the paring knife

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  • October 2, 2012 at 11:31 am
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    The paring knife would be my first choice.

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  • October 2, 2012 at 12:38 pm
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    The DesignPro Santoku Knives 5 Inch.

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  • October 2, 2012 at 12:44 pm
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    I like the Chef Knife.

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  • October 2, 2012 at 12:44 pm
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    I want the paring knife.

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  • October 2, 2012 at 12:48 pm
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    i would love to have the chef’s knife!

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  • October 2, 2012 at 2:35 pm
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    I love the 5 inch scalloped utility knife

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  • October 2, 2012 at 2:58 pm
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    The Paring Knife.

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  • October 2, 2012 at 3:49 pm
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    The Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Scalloped Bread Knife

    chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com

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  • October 2, 2012 at 4:27 pm
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    I would love to have the paring knife

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  • October 2, 2012 at 4:28 pm
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    i would like the paring knife

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  • October 2, 2012 at 4:33 pm
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    I would love the paring knife

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  • October 2, 2012 at 4:53 pm
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    The bread knife

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  • October 2, 2012 at 5:58 pm
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    I’d love the paring knife

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  • October 2, 2012 at 6:23 pm
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    I’d love the Chicago Cutlery DesignPro 8-inch Chef Knife

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  • October 2, 2012 at 6:28 pm
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    I would love the Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Scalloped Utility Knives, 5-Inch.

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  • October 2, 2012 at 7:28 pm
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    I love the bread knife.

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  • October 2, 2012 at 7:33 pm
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    The scalloped bread knife.

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  • October 2, 2012 at 7:35 pm
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    Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Chef Knives, 8-Inch

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  • October 2, 2012 at 8:10 pm
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    I would love the chef knife.

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  • October 2, 2012 at 8:23 pm
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    5? sandoku knife!

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  • October 2, 2012 at 9:21 pm
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    paring knife for me

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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  • October 2, 2012 at 9:22 pm
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    follow you stumbleupon
    ardy22
    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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  • October 2, 2012 at 9:54 pm
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    Definitely the bread knife!

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  • October 2, 2012 at 10:17 pm
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    I would like to have the bread knife to cut fresh baked bread without crushing it.

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  • October 2, 2012 at 10:37 pm
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    I’d love to have any of them, but especially the paring knife!

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  • October 2, 2012 at 10:41 pm
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    Chicago Cutlery DesignPro 8-inch Chef Knife!

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  • October 2, 2012 at 11:19 pm
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    I would love to have the 8 in Chef Knive.

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  • October 2, 2012 at 11:21 pm
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    Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Scalloped Utility Knives, 5-Inch

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  • October 2, 2012 at 11:27 pm
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    I’d like the the Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Santoku Knives, 5-Inch.

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  • October 2, 2012 at 11:50 pm
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    The bread knife

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  • October 2, 2012 at 11:59 pm
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    Thanks for the giveaway… their chef & paring knives !

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