a little Temperance is good for the lad...

Gary W. Graley

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Well, long story short, had a Temperance, needed money, sold a Temperance
and today, I was able to get it back from the fellow that I sold it to, which
I'm a happy camper tonight :)

What a nice knife, big, flat ground blade, handle contours are nice, but a little
slippery but that can be fixed, just a great all around fixed blade here.

Thanks again Sal and gang for the good that you all do!

Anyone else still have their Temperance and use it??

G2
 
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Still have it, but my hand doesn't like it so it's on the 'bay. :( Fantastic knife, though. Easily one of the best I've ever owned.
 

Gary W. Graley

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My title may be misleading, as it is the Large Temperance, I had forgot there
was a smaller one made too, but your hand doesn't like it? Is it because it's
too slippery? just wondering,
G2
 

Gary W. Graley

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Anyone have a shot showing the two knives side by side for comparison?
I'll take some images of mine soon and post in this thread, but don't have the
Lil' temperance one to show the differences.

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Gary, yes I still have one, and as a matter of fact just used it to chop up some onions and peppers for breakfast. It's a black blade, plain edge version. Works very very well in the kitchen.
 
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Anyone have a shot showing the two knives side by side for comparison?
I'll take some images of mine soon and post in this thread, but don't have the
Lil' temperance one to show the differences.

G2
Here you go Gary. Not the most artistic photo I ever took, but it does provide an accurate size comparison.

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AFAIK, blade length of the leaf and trailing point blade versions of the Lil' Temp are the same.

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I've had a couple of the those in the past... interesting lock mechanism and very stout. I'd but one again if I ran across one. But, they are a little scarce these days. I had the lower LT with a leaf shaped blade. let's see if I have some photos in the archive........
 

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Sorry Gary, my mistake. The Lil T's handle just does not fit my hand well. A centimeter or two in the right places would make it perfect, but unfortunately it's not. I haven't had the opportunity to handle a fixed Temperance, but I'd really like to.
 

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Sorry Gary, my mistake. The Lil T's handle just does not fit my hand well. A centimeter or two in the right places would make it perfect, but unfortunately it's not. I haven't had the opportunity to handle a fixed Temperance, but I'd really like to.

That seems to be the risk of making too complex a grip on a knife, it fits less and less hands as complexity increases. Most of Eric's early stuff falls into that pitfall, IMO.
 

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The newest design for the Lil T softens the points and offers more grip variety for more hands.

Hi Zen, the Lil T was one of mine, from almost 10 years ago.

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The newest design for the Lil T softens the points and offers more grip variety for more hands.

Hi Zen, the Lil T was one of mine, from almost 10 years ago.

sal

I thought it was an excellent design and continues to serve me well.
 
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