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    Quote Originally Posted by sachem allison View Post
    I like it, now we need a sheepsfoot.

    I'll work on one, just for you. I know you have brought this up a few times, so I guess it's time. I can be stubborn occasionally, but I'm feeling in a creative mood.
    I did a santuko a few weeks ago to a customers design. It is one of those I have tried to stay away from, but it may be time for that as well. That one turned out really well though and it's got me thinking.
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    I'm liking the thinner profile, the way the blade comes together at the tip. I think in doing this you open the knife up to more functionality, more versatility. which in turn will probably generate more work/sales for you, which could actually be a bad thing!
    But I'm digging it, and will most certainly use this as an excuse to buy another knife from you

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    Like it! When can I put in an order?

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    While I like this new design as a new knife - I am impressed with the paring knife I received a couple weeks ago. It is like the perfect small boning/caping knife as I found out on that duck last weekend. I could skin and clean rabbit, squirrel, woodchuck, some fish, etc. with this knife no problemo. Offer both but never let the old design go by the wayside - it's gold.

    As a side note my HHH wharncliffe paring knife is the perfect compliment - just sayin'.

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    Like the new design, but must admit, the old one does look a little problematic to me, with its large belly and high tip. The old one would need a very awkward grip, all over the blade, I'm afraid, and some kind of rocking motion I'm not used to.

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    I prefer it. Nice, Del!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benuser View Post
    Like the new design, but must admit, the old one does look a little problematic to me, with its large belly and high tip. The old one would need a very awkward grip, all over the blade, I'm afraid, and some kind of rocking motion I'm not used to.
    Nothing awkward about the old one - it's probably the best paring knife I've ever used - very surgical.

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    I am working on a sheet of AEBL right now, cutting blades out, getting them ready to heat treat. I'll post some pics later on. I think part of the popularity of these is that while quite a few makers will make the larger chefs knives, none of them think about the smaller knives. Fo me I like them and playing with the design is fun, but like I said earlier its not always easy. I told a fried yesterday that the difference between a knife that is right and one that is almost right is like the difference between a fire and a picture of a fire.
    My original paring knife design has proven its worth and I will continue to make them, but I will continue to add a design here and there.


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    Just got one of the original pairing knives the other day and used it to hull a bunch of strawberries. The wider/more bellied than usual blase seems like it would not so well with this task but it performed amazingly well. Better than any other paring knife I own (sab, and array of forschners). Still in the honeymoon phase of course but so far I am very pleased. New shape looks nice too though.

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    I like the new one too and agree with all the previous comments. Can't wait to see it with a handle.
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