First true paring knife that is an everyday driver in the kitchen year after year.
After breaking in the 2" x 42" grinder on the package opener, I wanted a knife I'd use everyday, not just during hunting season. With my newfound grinder, I set about working on a number of knives in parallel with one even left over from a second hand-ground knife. One of those three eventually turned into my second paring knife.
In the meantime, I found some basic paring knife designs that were practical everyday drivers and went for it. Using some thinner O1 stock and ebony again for the handle I came up with what is still in 2022 my goto paring knife. I still didn't have my handle process down completely yet so I stuck with a rather boxy and angled front design here. Future iterations that show up in the blog will demonstrate the refinement process I've gone through over time with this design. Still, it's comfortable in hand and very durable with the ebony handle.