I appreciate the replies.
I just broke out my Chinese knife. (Boy that thing needs sharpened.) Anyway, I prepped some carrots, potatoes, onions, garlic and cut a chuck roast into three pieces. Even though it was a little on the dull side I found myself not "worrying" as much about my left hand (I'm right handed). You simply have more bulk to work with and a much larger surface for your fingers to guide. The edge in a lot of instances is further away from your guide hand, at least it appears that way. I can see preferring one over another when using it as a knife and not with a "cleaver action".
I think I'm paying a lot more attention to knives and what they can do than I used to.....
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