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5th Annual: Help Us Build a Buck: 104 Compadre - Blade Grind

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by skblades, Mar 21, 2019.

Blade Grind

Poll closed Mar 26, 2019.
  1. Hollow Grind

    4 vote(s)
  2. Flat Grind

    48 vote(s)
  3. Sabre Grind

    27 vote(s)
  1. skblades

    skblades Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Dec 1, 2015
    The build thus far has yielded a Buck 104 Compadre with D2 steel! We need to know the grind.

    This one is pretty straight forward so we'll most likely get the materials poll going as well!

    Here is the grind poll!

    The image below is accurate to the different grind types. Please use this in consideration of your vote.
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2019
  2. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
    I chose Sabre.
  3. PirateSeulb


    Jun 6, 2017
    And so the battle begins...
    jbmonkey and skblades like this.
  4. pinnah


    Jul 28, 2011
    Can you clarify the terms?

    The term flat grind can refer to a saber flat grind (as often used by Buck, like the flat grind 110s) or full flat (like some of the Ron Hood designs).

    By "flat" do you mean "full flat" and by "saber", do you mean "saber flat"?
  5. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    I assume flat grind is a full flat grind?

    I voted saber grind.

    This is going to be an awesome knife.
  6. Tecate

    Tecate Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 28, 2017
    Would the chart below represent the grinds we are voting on?

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Mar 21, 2019
  7. jmh33

    jmh33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    Flat.. That's where its at!!! :thumbsup::p:D
    Xr6x and K-Lastima like this.
  8. sassafrassdogs3

    sassafrassdogs3 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2016
  9. afishhunter


    Oct 21, 2014
    Xr6x and jmh33 like this.
  10. pinnah


    Jul 28, 2011
    Typically, when Buck refers to a "flat grind", they are referring to a grind similar to what is labeled "sabre" in that diagram.

    Also, I don't think Buck produces any full height hollow grinds, which that diagram depicts on the right. Buck's hollow grind (like most hollow grinds) might be called a saber-hollow grind due to the fact that the surface of the hollow doesn't go all the way to the spine.

    I think the choices here might be between grinds 1, 2 and 3 of this diagram.
  11. Canvsbk

    Canvsbk Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 18, 2016
    skblades likes this.
  12. Brent F

    Brent F

    Aug 26, 2017
  13. pinnah


    Jul 28, 2011
    @skblades : I can't see the picture you uploaded.
  14. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    Edit: I see that SKBlades already clarified the grinds.
  15. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016

    Can you see it now?

    Edit: uploaded to imgur as well so I think you should be able to see one of the hosting methods.

    skblades likes this.
  16. pinnah


    Jul 28, 2011
    Thanks for the repost of the pictures.

    I'm surprised that Buck can do a full height hollow grind. That's not too common.
  17. MT_Pokt

    MT_Pokt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2014
    No convex.... might have lost me... I'll save my vote for the tie breaker.
  18. K-Lastima


    Jul 2, 2009
    Flat is where it's at.
  19. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    I picked flat but like all three. i assume its flat like the full flat 119 buck made recently.
  20. skylercstevens

    skylercstevens Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 7, 2013
    I would think the Sabre would pack more of a punch on a hatchet. Where’s good ol DM to explain?

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