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Knife and Tool Discussion => Custom Knives => Topic started by: Mannlicher on October 23, 2021, 06:29:27 AM

Title: New paring knives
Post by: Mannlicher on October 23, 2021, 06:29:27 AM
I had these made for my kitchen.  4 1/2 and 3 inch blades of S35VN steel.  Handles are made of  black, linen Micarta, and have an oval, tapered shape.    I designed them based on a traditional Japanese shape.
(https://i.imgur.com/cXAkhyn.jpg)
Title: Re: New paring knives
Post by: boomer on October 23, 2021, 06:37:05 AM
Interesting blades. Not familiar with that type if geometry but looks like slicers for sure. Handles look great. Looking forward to an evaluation with use. Thanks
Title: Re: New paring knives
Post by: Mannlicher on October 23, 2021, 02:48:42 PM
the design makes for a very strong tip that won't bend or flex when cutting.  The design is ancient and has been a feature on Japanese boning knives for ages.  Most work with a paring knife is done with the tip, and these are very sharp, don't flex, and cut what and where you want them to.
Title: Re: New paring knives
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on October 23, 2021, 05:13:14 PM
Very nice!  I like em!
Title: Re: New paring knives
Post by: wsdstan on October 23, 2021, 06:23:58 PM
Look somewhat related to a few Tanto blades I have.   Just upside down.  I bet they work well.
Title: Re: New paring knives
Post by: crashdive123 on October 24, 2021, 05:05:40 AM
I like them as well.  May have to make one and see if it gets the she who must be obeyed approval.
Title: Re: New paring knives
Post by: Mannlicher on October 24, 2021, 05:15:54 AM
the handle design is a mix of things I liked on other knives.   They are oval in shape, thicker at the top.  They are tapered so they fit my hand just right.  The stock is pretty thin.  3/32.