My Beloved made me a new knife and I call it my garden knife. It is actually a utility knife but it got its name because I needed a knife that was a bit bigger for my apron pocket when I wandered around the garden. Something that could handle a broccoli head easier or an eggplant stem or maybe a small bit of pruning.
But it also has worked well on surfing and kayaking trips. We bring our own food and it cored our apples and cut our cantelope. I did have to be careful not to break the apple sections but I could peel a potato with this.
That is the litmus test in my life for knives. How do they core apples and peel potatoes. I know if they peel potatoes well I will have no problem skinning fish or my Beloved using it to butcher. Core apples well means that I do not break the apple quarter. The blade is not too wide or I have become better with the knife.
Is it not beautiful? The handle is bocote. It has a nice weight in my hand. My Beloved has made another that is lighter and just as beautiful. It is for sale at Serenity Knives if you wish to go look. Or you could as nicely to buy this one and he will make me another (evil grin).