I am still not feeling great. Though I had my cough under control long enough to get a few signatures cut – and I used my new knife. The shape of the knife did seem to make it easier to have high control over it, w/o holding it super tightly. I was only able to cut for a brief period of time and my hand hurts a little bit, but it may just be I am out of shape. When I get to start creating a new piece I will run it through its paces. One thing though about the knife it rolls away easily.