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bluishgnome Aug 4, 2007 06:50 PM

Okay, so... I work with 4 French guys and for lunch we have baguette sandwiches nearly 4 out of 5 days. This entails buying fresh baguettes, meats, butter, cheese, mustard, mixed greens, and cornichon. Putting it all together takes a few minutes, but longer because between the five of us, we only have two knives to work with.

So I've been meaning to buy a lunch knife for a while now but when it came time... I found that I don't know where to go. I'm not looking for a dinky little steak knife, nor am I looking to purchase an expensive Laguiole, but something in the mid-range that folds (important for carrying around...) but isn't longer than 6 inches (I believe that's the legal limit between a weapon and cutlery.) Another thing I've been looking for is a corkscrew attached to the knife (in the handle.) An all-in-one. :)

Can someone point me in the right direction of where I might be able to purchase such a contraption? (Manhattan or Brooklyn would be perfect. Online stores as well, but I'd prefer to see and hold the knife before I buy it.)

Thanks in advance!

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  1. JoanN RE: bluishgnome Aug 5, 2007 06:28 AM

    If you want a folding knife combined with a corkscrew I think you need to go the Swiss Army/Leatherman route. I never travel without one, mainly for pickup picnics en route. When my last one was confiscated because I forgot to take it out of my backpack and put it in checked luggage, I was surprised at how few of either of those brands included a corkscrew. But then, I wanted a scissors as well. Take a look at the Swiss Army Spartan. That's fairly inexpensive. If you want a longer knife, look at camping goods stores rather than cutlery stores. Although I doubt you'll find one that includes a corkscrew.

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      bluishgnome RE: JoanN Aug 5, 2007 07:00 AM

      Wow, that's a great price range and has everything I need (+ more! ... which I might not need.) Thanks for the heads up. I will pick one up this weekend.

    2. LeahBaila RE: bluishgnome Aug 5, 2007 07:32 AM

      Chelsea Market

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