my camp hunting knife is also an old bullnose. so tough. i agree, the big tip and my feeble butcher skills make for some awkward moved.
but it took apart an elk nicely. i think i am on the search for a vintage boning to have right next to it. the next elk, i cant wait.
This type of butcher knife created to be an all purpose tool. Like most all purpose knives they don't necessarily do much of any thing perfectly. Back when I grew up on the farm, the normal cutlery battery was 2 or 3 butcher knives and a couple of paring knives. That was all that was all that was needed for everyday cooking and canning garden produce, as well a butchering chickens, hogs and cattle start to finish. I certainly wouldn't willingly try that today.
It works especially well on half pigs and beef shoulder.
Cassoulet, like life itself, isn't as easy as it seems...