Welcome Evan! BTW, mostly approachable and usually civilized
Sounds like you're off to a fine start, but we'll need to help you find
Welcome to KKF!
You can use it however you want but, just so you know, the Deba is a design intended for breaking down fish.
Thanks for your kind words! That's a great idea that will help with thinness behind the edge. Sounds like a plan!
I tend to agree with you in this, but for this knife I'm going to grind it symmetrically so that it will work for a right or left handed user. The picture
So glad you're happy with your new blades! Use them, enjoy them and if you ever want to peak into the rabbit hole just don't stare at all the pretty colors