I like em short and tall, but then its more of a guyto than a petty
On this I like the heel of shigefusa far better .)
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.
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.