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    I use a pairing knife for almost everything in-hand, unless I can get away with a tourne. My mom on the other hand will only use a sheepsfoot. She says the flat blade gives her more control. Maybe I gotta make a switch.
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    Interesting. I figure you're gonna have good control as long as the blade is relatively narrow. The design is all about getting more peel of per stroke, thus curve is worse than flat is worse than recurve.

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    Agreed Tinh, but that assumes the surface is uniformly concave. Elsewise the recurve may be gouging another area, or requiring very small cuts to avoid doing so.
    Hence the preference for the flat surface. I find it better all-around and I only allot 1 slot for a little fella.

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    I have a tojiro senkou birds beak and a hattori FH paring that I can send you to look at if it helps. Pm if you need to take a look at them. That being said Rodrigue has made some nice ones both standard and sheepsfoot.

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    I have two answers. If I used a knife I would use my Pierre sheep's foot parer, BUT I don't. For thin skinned things like peaches, tomatoes, and kiwi I use my Messermeister serrated peeler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr drinky View Post
    I have two answers. If I used a knife I would use my Pierre sheep's foot parer, BUT I don't. For thin skinned things like peaches, tomatoes, and kiwi I use my Messermeister serrated peeler.

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    Good call deckhand, I just looked up thread and saw your response. I'm amazed at how well that serrated peeler works. Much less fruit loss than using a knife and unless you peel a boat load of fruit and are well practiced, it will be much quicker.

    BUT...if one is looking for an excuse to buy a knife, the peeler solution is HORRIBLE. It will not satisfy any knife urges

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    Does the serrated peeler not leave a texture behind? I only really use peelers for carrots, squash and occasionally apples. I may also need to atleast try one, can always find someone who can use it.

    ** texture may not always matter in the final product. I just don't like it..
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr drinky View Post
    Good call deckhand, I just looked up thread and saw your response. I'm amazed at how well that serrated peeler works. Much less fruit loss than using a knife and unless you peel a boat load of fruit and are well practiced, it will be much quicker.

    BUT...if one is looking for an excuse to buy a knife, the peeler solution is HORRIBLE. It will not satisfy any knife urges

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    Quote Originally Posted by VoodooMajik View Post
    Does the serrated peeler not leave a texture behind? I only really use peelers for carrots, squash and occasionally apples. I may also need to atleast try one, can always find someone who can use it.

    ** texture may not always matter in the final product. I just don't like it..
    Yeah, a little bit. Most of the times it doesn't matter, but I can see if you want nice clean cuts that the peeler is not the best option.

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