Is the paring knife a Rader as well?
That paring knife is a Scott McGhee--Guinea Hog Forge. He's located in Eastern NC. I do have a Rader parer that matches the Chef's knife.
Dave, I expected the difference between the end grain and the table top(which is side grain with no glue--steel rods hold the thing together). However, I don't know that I expected the great difference between the table and the bamboo. The bamboo is almost like it hasn't absorbed anything at all.
Congrats on giving new life to a wonderful piece with great history. Gorgeous.