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what are the ridges for?

Discussion in 'Knives' started by jehan60188, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. jehan60188

    jehan60188 Loaded Pockets

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    you know, on the back of some fixed blades?
     
  2. attorneyadrian

    attorneyadrian Loaded Pockets

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    They are usually called "jimping" they add texture and friction to improve the quality of your grip or the ease of opening and controlling the knife.
     
  3. P35

    P35 Loaded Pockets

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    :iagree: look cool too :laugh:
     
  4. Krustofski

    Krustofski Loaded Pockets

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    They exist so nutnfancy can brag about them on youtube :lolhammer:


    (I'm sorry, I like the guy, it was just the first thing that came to my mind)
     
  5. souptree

    souptree Loaded Pockets

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    They're for indexing, so your hand knows where it is on the knife without the help of your eyes.
     
  6. Crux

    Crux Loaded Pockets

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    I thought of his reviews too. "How about that jimping? It's reaaally nicceee."
     
  7. rueingeni

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    Hahaha
     
  8. artaxerxes

    artaxerxes Loaded Pockets

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    I always thought those ridges are for cutting very thick rope easier by friction. :lolhammer:
     
  9. tower
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    :laugh: A gold star for Krusty!