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    Generally, the ladies prefer 18cm. Men 21cm. We tend to be smaller and shorter and we do have small hands. Most women are uncomfortable with the 24cm . Petrified at the sight of 27cm knives!

    I dont see 21cm being offered by custom makers Majority of knives bought in the stores here are 18 and 21 cm. Isnt that the case in UK also??

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    Certainly shop bought chef knives are about 200mm. Its quite hard to find a 240mm chef knife in the uk actually. Yep your right I need a 200mm chef knife to get people interested in hand made kitchen knives. The large knives just don't seem practical to those who have not tried them?

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    i think we need more pictures...

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    BTW, what are these made of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Pescador View Post
    BTW, what are these made of?
    Mystery steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    Mystery steel.
    funny

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    1080/15n20

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillC View Post
    Certainly shop bought chef knives are about 200mm. Its quite hard to find a 240mm chef knife in the uk actually. Yep your right I need a 200mm chef knife to get people interested in hand made kitchen knives. The large knives just don't seem practical to those who have not tried them?
    1. Looks like you are catering to them ladies.. They are terrified of pointy stuff in case they get poked.SO you have to consider your profile. Your survey is right. I think some german makers do not have 210mm but 200mm.

    Being shorter, you may also have to reconsider the handle for the balance.. not fat handles too.

    2.I am most ready to try a piece for my grandma...

    3. NOt being very familiar with knives.. the first thing they look at is the appeal and then the balance. Due to bad experience any too pointy stuff does does not turn them on..


    KIndly let me know

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    Hey Will

    Being a new store front, and to move you to seriously consider a 210mm, I would like to confirm 2 pieces.

    a) For grandma.. 210mm, handle lighter color with a stark contrast or something akin to your red amboyna, smaller and shorter handle.
    b) for me a 210mm, usual pointy profile; , darker color wood with contrast. This way, she will stay away from my knife and easier to differentiate.

    Once you confirm, I will let you know the Maximum length of the handle for the she-knife

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    David, you have a pm
    Many thanks
    Will
    Pesky, your wee parer is now on route.

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