Pu-erh Knife

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Pu-erh Knife

Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Oct 11th, '08, 17:17

I was looking at this puerh knife on DTH.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Zinc-Alloy-Pu-erh-T ... m153.l1262

I'm not sure if its made specifically for that purpose as I can't read whats written on the box. Anyone know roughly what it says?

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Postby edkrueger » Oct 11th, '08, 17:21

I can't read the writing, but I've often seen it sold as a puerh knife. Its a really pretty one, but, I would rather have the more modern ones.

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Postby tsusentei » Oct 11th, '08, 17:23

It says "普(Pu)-洱(Er)-茶(Tea)-刀(Knife)". Very ornate~. :)

I use the Silverleaf from Sarco. It isn't technically a puer knife, but the wide, thin blade allows easy entry and leverage.
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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Oct 11th, '08, 17:38

Thanks for the info :)

That knife is very nice. I love the little guy you have attached onto it haha.

I'm wondering now if that one I'm looking at will give me a hard time trying to actually get it into the cake. Has anyone out there used one of them?

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Postby tsusentei » Oct 11th, '08, 17:56

PolyhymnianMuse wrote:Thanks for the info :)

That knife is very nice. I love the little guy you have attached onto it haha.

I'm wondering now if that one I'm looking at will give me a hard time trying to actually get it into the cake. Has anyone out there used one of them?


I have not used it, but I have used similar. At 14cm it should be a good length and being narrow it will be good for tuocha and beeng. Mine is better for beeng because it is so flat and wide. The handle looks a bit uncomfortable for use on a firmer cake, but I suppose that is up to preference. Anyone else used this one?

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Postby heavydoom » Oct 11th, '08, 18:09

save yourself some money and get a tiny screwdriver, the ones you might use to fix glasses with or a watch. dollar stores should have them or canadian tire.

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Postby shogun89 » Oct 11th, '08, 19:54

I just use a regular pairing knife, works fine, personally dont know why you would need any thing else, other than maybe a tuocha pick

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Postby Salsero » Oct 11th, '08, 19:57

shogun89 wrote: I just use a regular pairing knife, works fine, personally dont know why you would need any thing else, other than maybe a tuocha pick
I think Nada said he uses a screwdriver too. The tuocha pick is nice, though a nut pick or awl would probably work just as well.

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Postby hop_goblin » Oct 11th, '08, 19:58

I use a letter opener. Works just fine.

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Postby tsusentei » Oct 11th, '08, 20:15

All very true statements. The quest for tools really is a plague of sorts. Anything with a point should work. My knife above was a gift, and I am sure that if you have tea friends that you hang out with, eventually something will find its way to you without you having to purchase it.

For the moment, I would have to agree that the awl really is an ideal little tool, it does very little damage to the leaf, but is quite effective.

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Postby nada » Oct 11th, '08, 20:22

Salsero wrote:I think Nada said he uses a screwdriver too.


nope, just seen it done by others - I use a tuocha pick myself, having tried a few tools, it seems to be the best tool I've come across yet, although I've got a bone pick that I like to use for older, more special pu

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Postby heavydoom » Oct 11th, '08, 22:19

i've used several implements of various widths but the best results have been from using something needlle like but yet strong enough without giving too much flex.

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Postby wyardley » Oct 11th, '08, 23:50

I have one of those knives, but the oyster knife thing a lot of people use works better, I think.

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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Oct 12th, '08, 00:32

wyardley wrote:I have one of those knives, but the oyster knife thing a lot of people use works better, I think.


One of the knives I provided a link to?

I dont think i've seen the oyster knife that you mention. Where can I find one?

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Postby tsusentei » Oct 12th, '08, 03:52

Oyster knife! I never thought of that, but it is a great idea.
Here is an example:

http://www.jmcutlery.com/clamandoysterknives.htm

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