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  1. #41
    I like em short and tall, but then its more of a guyto than a petty
    http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/at...achmentid=1508

    On this I like the heel of shigefusa far better .)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ******* View Post
    Is 2.5mm considered thick for a petty?
    My thickest petty is nearly 4 mm thick at the spine over the heel and it is an excellent performer in most respects. My thinnest one is just under 1.5 mm thick ove the heel and it feels a little wimpy for some things. My go-to petty is almost 2 mm over the heel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    My thickest petty is nearly 4 mm thick at the spine over the heel and it is an excellent performer in most respects. My thinnest one is just under 1.5 mm thick ove the heel and it feels a little wimpy for some things. My go-to petty is almost 2 mm over the heel.

    I have to agree.

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    I have to say that I find thin knives (or lasers as some call them) as a trend, and trends by definition won't last. If properly ground, a well made mid-thickness knife (3.5-2.5mm at the handle) will cut just as well as a thin knife, will flex less and feel less flimsy in a hand.

    This is a direction I am taking with my knives. Not for a lack of skill, mind you, but for the fact that I think a sturdy knife is a better knife.

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    totally agree with your statement Marko. it's more about how the knife grind behind the edge, geometry, and good profile.

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    I just finished up a Japanese style 155mm blade and it is around 2.3 mm above the heel. It was fully hardened to about 1/2 inch behind the shoulders and straight tapered from the heel forward and it is still fairly stiff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ******* View Post
    I just finished up a Japanese style 155mm blade and it is around 2.3 mm above the heel. It was fully hardened to about 1/2 inch behind the shoulders and straight tapered from the heel forward and it is still fairly stiff.
    Stiff is good.


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