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Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Cowboyfromhell666, May 26, 2019.
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Go full serrations.
Yep , just ordered the full serrated TENACIOUS.
STOP! You are both right!
full serrated & half n half
Imaging if you will a new concept in knife blade design. Why not have both?
Preserve the plain edge on both sides at the tip for maybe ½" and from there serrations on the rest of the one edge of the blade and the plain edge on the other. One knife with the capability to serve two types of cutting tasks! Which maker will do it first? I can remember someone made a folder with two blades, a serrated blade on one end and a plain blade on the other a few years back.
Sog did that 20 years ago with the seki Pentagon. The trouble with a double edge is that in a lot of places daggers are illegal.
I'm with the flock on this subject all or nothing - having said that if you use your knife very little in your edc life,then 50/50 Will work especially if you find a knife where the design is something you really like
I just did a quick search and the knife you mentioned is still being manufactured and sold. Looks like I am a more than a day late and a dollar short. Yes, I think I will have to save up some pennies and order one. Thanks for passing that along!
Something like this??
That blade certainly looks like what I envisioned. I am starting to think I do not spend enough time looking through on line catalogs.
Sincere answer to a sincere question : no serrations at all. The serration thing is a true abomination. It may work for special professional applications, like port workers (sawing propylene cables, eh ?) but out of this realm it just seems silly. Why would you want to tear instead of cut ? Especially with the high performing (and stainless !) steels of today. It seems to be a thing of the past where "aggressive cut looking" equalled "aggressive cutting performance"... In my world there is no room, or place, or application for such edges. But, as I said, it's just my world.
Good quality , properly sharp serrations can cut , slice and slash very cleanly . Even thin paper . Maybe you are confusing saw teeth that are on some knives to saw wood ?
The saw teeth on the spine of some knives have nothing in common with serrations.
The Spyderco Endela came out. After reading this thread, I decided to get it fully serrated because I don’t have any fully-serrated pocket knives. It came in today. My ten-year-old daughter saw it and said, “Serrated? Why don’t you just use a steak knife?”
Do you consider cold steel serrations good as you describe, you being a cold steel fan and all. And I'm not talking about a one off sd use. Spyderco h1 does the best serrations for actual use in my experience.
I agree ! For a real user SE , Spyderco is much easier to sharpen . Love that H1 :
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Another vote for full SE!
CE doesn't work for me. A couple years ago I bought a Spyderco Native 5 with a combo edge because I couldn't decide between PE and SE. Big mistake. It was frustrating to use only certain parts of the small blade for certain tasks, trying not to use the other part. The knife got in the way of itself. I gave it to my wife and she seems happy enough with it -- though, she's not into knives like everyone on this forum.
Now when I carry serrations, they are full SE. Whether it's the Byrd Rescue 2 modified wharncliffe above, or the SE blade on my Leatherman, full SE is the way to go.
Also, Cold Steel serrations come very sharp from the factory, in my experience. However, they require a special sharpening stone from Lansky to keep them sharp. Spyderco's triangle rods won't fit the tiny serrations.