#PodcastsWorthHearing : the Zen of Knife Skills (vids) - rhkennerly http://ow.ly/lBKkd
First knife fight I ever saw was at Ft. Devens. Oddly it was at breakfast, at the butt-crack of dawn no less, in the chow hall. The fight was over the last cup of Black Cherry Yogurt. Good stuff, I'm sure, but not worth dying over.
And that experience pretty much summed up my knife education for the last 50 years. For me it was: knife as pry tool, knife as first resort aboard ship (where the government buys the line), knife as last resort while sailing (where you buy the line), knife as show of manliness in the Caribbean (the bigger the knife, the better the diver).
In the kitchen, I've always been more of a production cook: