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Not being unnecessarily harsh here...

David Weaver
..but I've seen that test before and have guessed that this bladesmithing society is kind of a newer hobby thing (i'm sure some of the members are professionals, but different than a maker of surgical tools in sheffield, etc, would've been). I've never looked before, but just went and looked now and it's sometime after 1972.

I think what you're getting at is that this is sort of the culture that knifesmiths work to - to make a knife that is doing a lot more than slicing, whereas the average knife in private use is doing a whole lot of slicing (or dressing animals if it's a hunting knife).

In the background running (i'm not seeing videos, just hearing the audio), i let youtube roll on knife test videos and one of the testers has spent all of the time in all of the tests "processing firewood" (in his terms).

One of the reasons that I really liked cliff stamp's videos was that he spent a fair amount of time testing and considering knives in those types of tests vs. tests that would imitate normal use (cutting carpet, cutting rope, etc). It turned out that thinner beveled knives with fairly plain steel fared a lot better in the normal use tests, and I found a lot if parallels between his slicing tests and edge life for planing - but that's sometimes a little bit too realistic to be useful for someone just looking for a certain feel (like a hefty knife that you can really beat).

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practical vs. the big knife crowd
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My favorites are flat, plain Jane Marples
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