Only thing better than a Carter Nakiri is a Carter Nakiri with a Martell handle. (Though at 165ish it could be a little larger)
My condolences. I'm thinking of you and your family and wishing you all the best during this time.
I am sorry for your loss. Nothing can prepare you for that.
Luke, sounds like a coke-bottle shape is winning the vote so far. I am a fan of them too but I especially like them when it's a more compound shape.
I use gorilla brand wood glue. Doesn't expand like regular gorilla glue, yet is plenty strong. I spread it on both areas with a toothpick, and let it