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can you give an opinion @ carving knife length? need 1 that will work for a lg turkey & wondering how long the blade should be?

asked by @Boomer about 6 years ago
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Amanda Hesser

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added about 6 years ago

Should not be too long or it gets unwieldy. I like one that's 6 to 7 inches long with a blade that has a little flexibility.

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added about 6 years ago

7" or so is about right, and this is one of the rare occasions when I recommend a knife with a hollow ground edge (as Amanda pictured), given that most of the work is slicing. However, I usually also keep a heavy, very sharp chefs knife handy for cutting through and around ball joints; legs, wings etc.