Alisdair

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Hi guys...I'm in the market for a good French skiver. Any thoughts on Barry King versus Horseshoe brand tools? Any other good candidates in that price range?

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...so, I finally went for Palosanto Factory 12 mm edger. It's hands down the best French skiver I've ever had. Razor sharp from the get-go, and it can with a nice stropping board and some rouge to go with it.

I tried it on some frankly crap and fuzzy veg tan and it glided through everything beautifully. I quickly made a cover for the end to protect it, as I do for all my tools.

 

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How Dose it compare to Ron Montana French skiver 

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34 minutes ago, Joseph1836 said:

How Dose it compare to Ron Montana French skiver 

I've got a beautiful Ron's Montana Edger, which works like a charm, but I don't have one of his French Skivers.

In terms of quality and finish I'd put the Palosanto and Ron's tools in the same bracket...but I've only seen one tool from each manufacturer...others might want to chip in with their 2 cents' worth.

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Thanks, I also have Rons edgers,.    also it looks like its cat approved  

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