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Handle width

Handle configurations change over time. You can see two styles above. These change w/  my
preferences. If you really want a handle configuration that you like, I may be able to cater to your
artistic senses for free, just ask via an email.
For my newest version with new chop, see my Home Page. 

See diagram at the bottom for clarification.
This page is for people who know the handle profile of their favorite knife is key for them as far as comfort goes.
I do not work with a micrometer, just by eye, but I will try and match as close as I can to what you request. This usually goes for
extremes – you have massive hands and want a handle to match or the other extreme being your hands are on the smaller size and want a smaller profile knife handle.
One fellow in North Carolina with severe arthritis in his fingers, had a couple knives made whose handles were palm size. He velcro-ed them to his palm for a secure cross fit and he was then able to help prep dinner.

If you have a unique handle width not shown below, let me know. Here is how to tell. Sit down and measure a knife that fits your specific hand with a ruler, or trace the handle on a piece of paper and then measure in two places as shown below. This should be a knife you reach for most of the time.
Generally folks that have a smaller stature like the 23/28 cm profile. Generally if you do not ask, I will make the handle around 28/33 mm, depending on the size of the kitchen knife. Small knives mean smaller handles.
But I love to work with individuals, and can make the size you request. Please remember, there are always exceptions to the rule. People of smaller stature sometimes are used to 10″ blades and visa-versa.

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