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full serrated or half n half?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Cowboyfromhell666, May 26, 2019.

  1. Kreyzhorse

    Kreyzhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 15, 2013
    Go full serrations.
     
  2. Cowboyfromhell666

    Cowboyfromhell666

    24
    May 13, 2019
    Yep , just ordered the full serrated TENACIOUS.
     
  3. Hairy Clipper

    Hairy Clipper Basic Member Basic Member

    105
    Feb 28, 2009
    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?
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    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.
     
  4. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    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.
     
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  5. BITEME

    BITEME Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 14, 2007
    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
     
  6. Hairy Clipper

    Hairy Clipper Basic Member Basic Member

    105
    Feb 28, 2009
    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!
     
  7. NorthernSouthpaw

    NorthernSouthpaw

    Feb 27, 2014
    Something like this??
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  8. Hairy Clipper

    Hairy Clipper Basic Member Basic Member

    105
    Feb 28, 2009
    That blade certainly looks like what I envisioned. I am starting to think I do not spend enough time looking through on line catalogs.
     
  9. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
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  10. herisson

    herisson Knuckle dragging and mean minded Neanderthal Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    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.
     
  11. DocJD

    DocJD

    Jan 29, 2016
    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 ? :confused:
     
  12. herisson

    herisson Knuckle dragging and mean minded Neanderthal Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    The saw teeth on the spine of some knives have nothing in common with serrations.
     
  13. orangejoe35

    orangejoe35 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 23, 2016
    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?” [​IMG]
     
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  14. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    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.
     
  15. DocJD

    DocJD

    Jan 29, 2016
    I agree ! For a real user SE , Spyderco is much easier to sharpen . Love that H1 :

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  16. PeaceInOurTime

    PeaceInOurTime

    167
    Mar 20, 2019
    Another vote for full SE!
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
     
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