I picked up one of your paring knives off the exchange. I like it, it's a great little utility knife. I wish you had been rounding the spine back whenever you made it. I have some Fiddleback Forge knives and they all have a rounded spine. I too can attest to the prolonged comfort factor of the rounded spine. If you're not already doing it to all your paring knives, do it! I think someday I'd be willing to give a folder a try too. It's just nicer to work with in the long run.