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Best overall blade style ????

Discussion in 'Knives' started by clock, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. clock

    clock Loaded Pockets

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    Tanto blades are excellent for something, while drop points are better for something else.
    But in most cases we are liimited to one or two blades in our pockets.

    So, here is the question : What is the blade style with maximum benifit and utility ... the tanto, clip point, drop point, warncliff (sheepfoot ) , reverse tanto ... etc. ??????


    My vote goes for the drop point as an overall utility and useful kniife style.
     
  2. LUW

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    Drop point without a doubt.
     
  3. Krustofski

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    Well, not westernized tanto, obviously.

    Spear point, clip point ,drop point, bowie and alike.
     
  4. Valerian

    Valerian Tea-powered admin

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    Personally I like wharnies, but overall, I suppose spear and drop points are best general purpose styles.
     
  5. sonny

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    Looking at many bushcraft knives which have to do many duties,
    as well as Vics, I'd say a spear point.
     
  6. freedoom

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    Wharncliffe
     
  7. Rawls

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    I really like the Hinderer blade shape. Other than that I like the clip point shape. Leaf shape like the Dragonfly is good too.
     
  8. NaOH

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    Spear point for me.
     
  9. P35

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    spear and drop point, I carry one of each
     
  10. adimag

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    I have also been partial to the wharncliffe blade. It would be the style of blade I would choose if available on any style of folder.
     
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    Drop point. If I could only have/use one blade style, drop point's the one.

    That said, I've trained with tanto, karambit & kiridashi, and I love them all.

    I'm okay with spear point.

    Wharncliffe, I'm sort of picky about. Great cutters, but if the top is too rounded, like on the Sebenza Insingo, I'm not a fan. I know some like it, and that's fine. I just prefer more of a point. More options, imo.
     
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    I like BM modified Sheeps foot.

    Beyond that, I Like the Spay blade and a good 'ole drop-point.
     
  16. CDR_Glock

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    Drop point or Tanto for me.

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    But then again, I love double edged knives too.

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    Spyderco's style of clip point is one of my favorites. Enough belly to be versatile but a shallow enough curve to be easy to sharpen, and a nice sharp pointy tip for precision work. Excellent example of this style is the Military and Paramilitary models. For some reason I have found this shape to be one of the most efficient slicers in my lineup of knives. So that's my vote for best overall.

    I'd say besides that, I'm a fan of drop point and leaf-shaped blades. And wharncliffe is an excellent choice, especially on smaller blades because they feel like they have the cutting power of big blades.
     
  18. Flexxx

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    I like spear point...
     
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    Drop point is a good compromise for most things and excels at skinning.
     
  20. cutter17

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    I love a clip point blade, and a spear point to some degree. But I think the overall best blade for an edc is a full flat groung drop point. Funny thing is, I don't have one!