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Anyone ever use these Dexter Duo Glide Knives?

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Do they work well? Are they comfortable?

http://www.knifemerchant.com/products...

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  1. I've written a big post on them in the past. If you are able bodied they feel odd and I can out cut with a regular chef but I can slice onions using as little as 2 fingers to grip the Duo Glide where I can't with anything else. Hell without using my thumb I can barely cut but can easily with the D/G

    Bottom line is the 8" chef odd as it looks smokes anything else if you have a compromised grip.

    Jim

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    1. re: knifesavers

      I've been recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and, at this point, my hands and wrists are the worst. I'm seriously considering this and I appreciate your description. Thanks.

      1. re: c oliver

        Bear in mind all it's advantages are based on a vertical cut. The weight of your hand becomes the force needed to cut the food and all you are doing is holding it steady and hardly pushing down at all.

        Once you go horizontal that advantage disappears.

        Jim

        1. re: knifesavers

          Thanks, Jim. Thinking about it, I'd say most of my cutting IS vertical. I can't see a rheumatologist til the end of June and will wait til I see what she can do for me. I'm just troubleshooting cause I'm determined to continue to do the best I can on everything that I want to do!!!

          1. re: c oliver

            The Dou Glide knife is not too expensive ($40) if you don't mind spending some money and test it yourself. Alternatively, you can just mimic the Duo Glide with your current knife. Instead of holding your current knife at the handle position, try to hold it up front, and move your hand toward the center of the knife spine and play with this for awhile.

            1. re: Chemicalkinetics

              Thanks, CK. I think I kinda already do that but will be conscious of it. Had my first PT today.

    2. I agree with Knifesavers. If you are a healthy able person, then the Duo Glide Chef knife will feel odd for you. It is design to favor power over speed.

      The Duo Glide has won the recommendation from the Arthritis Foundation.