When you have rheumatoid arthritis, the handle of your knife is as important as a well-sharpened blade. I don’t own the knives that Annette is describing on her blog. However, I do have a number of knives with handles that are of different thicknesses.
My favourite knives are made by OXO – under the Good Grips label. The soft, cushioned rubber handle fits comfortably in my hand, and because it’s made of rubber, it provides a better gripping surface than many other knives.
As we slice through time, these knives have had a good workout. So good, that I’ve had to replace two of them.
Unfortunately, there has been a change in the design. Compare the handles of the older and newer models in the picture, below. Apparently, the newer knife on the right has been on a diet.
Dependent upon your needs, and how your hands are, see if you can hold the knife—if it’s not mummified in packaging—and mime slicing and dicing to see how it fits and feels.
If you go to a yard sale and see the old style of knife, will you pick up one for me, please?