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Knife Used for Onions and then Meat

I cut an onion with a pareve knife and immediately afterward I cut a cold piece of meat.(there were still traces of onion on the knife) Did the knife become fleishig?(Do we apply davar charif and duchka d’sakina here?)

Answer:

The knife remains parev, and does not become meaty.

The general principle of davar charif applies when a sharp item (such as an onion) is cut with a knife, thereby combining the pressure of the knife with the sharpness of the food. However, the presence of a sharp sauce will not cause the knife to absorb the taste of the meat.

Sources:

See Shulchan Aruch, Yoreh De’ah 96:1 and commentaries. Since there is no dochka against the sharp item, the prinicple will not apply to the case of the question.

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