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Favorite wharncliffe blade

Discussion in 'Knives' started by captain howdy, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. heck333
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    The Spyderco Kiwi is an excellent little knife that works like a larger one. I use one for a work knife, and it cuts boxes, tape, sheathing on fiber optic cabling, pretty much anything I need. And the sharp point makes it more versatile than other wharncliffe blades. It's also safe, with the finger choil preventing unintended closing.

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    As a Wharnie/Sheepie guy, here are my recommendations.

    Cold Steel Tuff Lite. Or the Mini Tuff Lite if you prefer something smaller. Affordable, comfortable, AUS8, and grivory scales (<- read lightweight :) but ugly :nah_disagree: )
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    Spyderco Dodo. If you can find it, afford it, and find a guy not gouging, it is the benchmark for limited useability, freakish good looks, lady-catcher/conversation starter, and it has S30V steel.
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    Maybe a Boker Gnome? 440C on the olivewood version. Teeny tiny and super cool.
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    Put yourself on Alan Davis's list and wait for a "digger"-cliffe.
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    I also like the pruner and electrician sheepsfoot on the SAK.
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    Michael Morris
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    Darn it! I was drooling over these all morning. Then you go and show me that!?! I'm off to go sell my kidney.
     
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    I'm going to "kind of" agree with this. I agree there are some limited use for wharnies. I kind of disagree on the belly love. Food prep is lost on me for an EDC requirement. Maybe I need to eat more fruit. :D

    The precision tip and generally short controllable blade of a wharnie is great for my EDC.

    At this stage in my knife obsession, I think the Boker Gnome (slight belly wharie) is the perfect EDC blade style.
     
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    Michael's prices are very reasonable. Two or three trips to the blood bank, and you're good to go. [​IMG]
     
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    What? I don't understand... I'm light headed but the nurse gave me graham crackers and apple juice.
     
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    I pretty much agree with this. I LOVE the sheepsfoot on a multiblade knife, and I EDC a stockman pattern slipjoint solely for the utility of the sheepsfoot (they're outstanding package openers). But it's got limited utility as the only blade on a knife.

    Wharncliffe's, in my opinion are even worse. They've got all the limitations of a straight edge, combined with overly delicate tips. I could see them having some limited utility for whittling on a multiblade knife, but I don't like them at all on large folders or fixed blades.
     
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    Did you have a chance to look at Spyderco Yo2?
     
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    Wow there are some beautiful knives I've never seen before and probably won't see again because of price. I just can't bring myself to spend more that $100 on a edc. So I think I'm down to the kiwi, the mini tough lite, or maybe fish around for a centofante 4.
     
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    crkt swindle is sweet looking.
     
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    Check out the Boker Magnum Slicer. It just came out about a month ago. I've had mine about 3 weeks and love it. Its about the size of a Tenacious.
     
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    Sigh.... wish it (Boker Magnum Slicer) wasn't so reminiscent of a ZT 0777.

    ATB,
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    I agree on the blade shape. I find that the BM MiniGrip with the hole has pretty much the ideal blade shape for a EDC blade. They call it a "modified sheepsfoot", or something like that.
     
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    Boker magnum slicer is nice. Blade looks coated, not a fan.
     
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    Nice! A bit off-topic, but I really like his blunt end friction folder. Sexinesss.
     
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