Rich I have both of Alan Lacers skews and are second to none IMHO. One is 1 3/8" and the other 5/8" M2 steel. I use his big one most times even on small stuff and after sharpening can be honed to scarey sharp. I have others that I have bought but they have been ground for different uses such as a couple are now negative rake scrapers.
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