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Pumpkin knife

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Kitchen products manufacturer Nonoji will market a knife specially designed for cutting pumpkins, beginning Oct 1. The knife was specially designed to allow women and the elderly to cut through the hard vegetable with a minimum of effort.

The knife features an oval grip designed for ease of use and has a safety and a rounded point to prevent slipping and accidental injury. Retails for 3,360 yen.

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A pumpkin is a kabocha, but a kabocha is a squash.

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Very cute design, love the pumkin seeds on it and the colours used. Just a bit too expensive.

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The knife features an oval grip designed for ease of use and has a safety and a rounded point to prevent slipping

Who will be the first to use this in a crime?

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I want one of these! It's always such a mission to cut up a pumpkin in a low Japanese sink bench... ><

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Kabocha Knife!

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That's a cute knife! Still, while I agree that it is a mission, I'm a woman and cutting apart Japanese pumpkins never struck me as such a hardship that I'd go out and buy specialized equipment for it. That said, I'm sure there are lots of women who don't appreciate the extra elbow grease involved.

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My 100 yen kitchen knife cuts through pumpkins just fine. Still, I'd like to have this one!

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They should make a pumpkin carving kit.

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Does this tool not facilitate young men cutting pumpkins with a minimum of effort? and if so, how does it distinguish the user's gender? Exactly how, or with what does one hold the knife.

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I am Prince Peter, pumpkin eater. I need no knife.

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I love the design and will purchase one as they hit the market.

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Would be a fine Xmas present for the folks back home.

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sh4ek: exactly - this knife is too short for splitting whole pumpkins. Buttercup/squash maybe.

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Not necessary IMHO. A good-quality scallop-edge Breadknife (i.e., pretty much the standard Breadknife) will easily and precisely 'crack' a pumpkin - and do so with quite a minimal amount of downward pressure. There is then no need to use a cutting action and, hence, very much less danger of slippage. But, it is a great looking knife....

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specially for women and elderly..its both sexist and ageist...

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There is a shop in Akihabara that has a sign that reads in English "We cannot sell knives to foreigners"....I wonder if they include this cute pumpkin slasher.

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