crazywednesday wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:49 am
I can see how the leaf shape is a stronger blade, but not a better slicer unless the spine is where you place your finger or thumb for pressure while slicing.
From my own experiences I would agree to an extent that less blade = less friction while slicing and so is "better" so to speak, but only in that regard, there is also another aspect I've noticed though which is the ability to stay aligned while cutting which can provide a much more impactful difference IMO in cutting ability/ease than the much less tangible difference from having less friction.
A bit hard to elaborate on this through text if I didn't the point across clear enough by now but I guess you could imagine a parallel being drawn from how a car with a long wheelbase being much more stable at high speeds as opposed to a car with a short wheelbase. A taller bladestock will keep the blade from twitching around and changing directions mid-slice, and so a taller knife could be considered a better slicer, all else held equal and also assuming specifically for straight cuts. However though if a slicer that can carve out angles and curves and shapes is what you deem to be better, the opposite(having a short blade) would be indeed be preferred since it would make changing directions mid-slice much easier.