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I'm seriously questioning suggestions to use common non-foodie objects like office scissors, business cards, keys(!), rulers and fingernails to cut tomatoes. Can you imagine the amount of dirt on those things? If your office does not have a knife, does it have the required facilities to properly clean the above tools to use them for cutting food? Don't get ...


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It's hard to imagine any workplace where you cannot find a plastic knife or the like but here goes: Scissors, business cards, keys, sharp fingernails, rulers, the pocket tab of pen caps, the pen itself can be used to stab a hole through which can then be widened with fingers.


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I'd just cut it at home that morning and bring it. If that didn't work out, I'd bring a pocketknife. I'm sure you can kludge things, but really, ripe tomatoes are one of the worst things to try to cut with a dull knife. It's so easy to make a mess of them, juice everywhere. And even if your tomatoes aren't that ripe, this still seems easier. (And if I ...


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Gossamer thread works great if you have any handy. Baring that almost any kind of thread will do the job with the right back and forth motion. The tricky part is you usually need three hands for this method. More likely to be present at most workplaces is paper. Card stock is best, but any weight paper will do if you pull it tight (much like the thread ...


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You will not be able to sharpen it with a steel as per Ching Chong's answer. You will be able to sharpen it with a couple of sharpening stones. If the blade is totally blunt you will need a reasonably coarse one to bring the edge back, and a finer one to refine the edge. Then you can strop it on the steel or the back of a leather belt to remove the burr. ...


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Do you mean by "sharpening steel" a honing steel? source: Wikipedia Commons; by Donovan Govan. A honing steel is not intended to sharpen a dull knife but only to straigten a skewed blade [1]. (Exception: a diamond honing "steel" but I think it it still not intended to be the only tool to sharpen a completely blunt knife, [2]) If you want so sharpen you ...


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You can always sharpen a knife. The point at which they are two far gone, is when there isn't any steel left. That would take an awful long time though. You (or whoever sharpens it for you) will just remove enough steel so that it is sharp again.


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Your very first set of knives should be steel knife. The reason is quite simple, whatever a ceramic knife can cut, a steel knife can cut. If I were you as you are moving for the first time, budget is probably your primary priority, I would buy a cheap set of knives with the promise of buying a real one when I have the budget for it later on in my life. Now, ...



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