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Overused and/or trite words of the Knife World

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Mecha, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. Mecha

    Mecha Titanium Bladesmith Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Many of these words and descriptions were good, but became trite through poor use, and/or hyperbolic use. This is why we must continue to come up with new ways to describe knife aspects, and then overuse them wrongly until they, too, become eye-rollers! :D
     
  2. timberweasel

    timberweasel

    Jan 5, 2011
    "Add to cart"...
     
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  3. Ruzster

    Ruzster

    852
    May 7, 2001
    So, can one have a “proud point” on a fixed blade? I’ve seen some poor grind profiles but . . . you might know better than me.
     
  4. Mecha

    Mecha Titanium Bladesmith Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Hell if I know.
     
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  5. shanerbass

    shanerbass

    15
    May 21, 2013
    "EDC Tasks"
     
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  6. Weiss

    Weiss

    144
    Jan 3, 2007
    Yep. I agree. The AD-10 is an exception. So are Cold Steel's other triad knives.
     
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  7. USMCPOP

    USMCPOP Basic Member Basic Member

    585
    Jan 6, 2016
    Hey! This is a knife forum. Don't be talking about my wife that way or I'll cut you, sucker!
     
  8. sailfish

    sailfish

    307
    Jan 1, 2019
    Definitely "food prep" Or "food slicer". I cringe inside every time. I cut food with carry knives sometimes just for fun but it's definitely not something I take into consideration when choosing a knife. I have kitchen knives. I also don't understand the fascination with peeling or slicing apples. I've always just bitten from them whole.
     
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  9. herisson

    herisson Apple slicing rocking chair dweller Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    You're probably young, full of appetite and energy (and sound teeth). The "apple peeling and slicing" stuff is a zen like activity, similar to sitting on the porch and watching the night setting in. Slow, satisfying and quiet. I like to do it for breakfast, before coffee. It supports my sluggish awakening. More suited to older people, maybe.
     
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  10. herisson

    herisson Apple slicing rocking chair dweller Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    Hey, this is an old one (can't even remember where I catched it) but I used it quite a lot. Never read it anywhere for years so I suppose it can be brought back, to be overused, hyperboled and get trite again.
    That blade is "sharper than the devil's sister". Always awakens bright images in my mind.
     
  11. mndart

    mndart Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 16, 2004
    So true. Some of the blades I have a so damned hard it takes forever to sharpen them.
     
  12. James Y

    James Y

    Feb 18, 1999
    I prefer to slice my apples, even though I have all my teeth and they are all healthy and strong. I used to bite out of them as a kid, until one day I saw another kid at school eating his that way, and I noticed some of his slobber/spittle running down the apple after he took a bite, which grossed me out and left a lifelong impression on me.

    I slice my apples, but I don’t peel them. I eat the skin, too. I scrub my apples with a produce brush as I wash them, so as far as I’m concerned, the outside of the apple is as clean as the inside.



    Jim
     
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  13. sailfish

    sailfish

    307
    Jan 1, 2019
    I tried it a few times but needlessly ended up with sticky juice all over my hands. That was the end of that.
     
  14. herisson

    herisson Apple slicing rocking chair dweller Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    Just wait till you cut up an apple with a blade that's "sharper than the devil's sister". There's some enlightment ahead, young grasshopper...
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    And then, the apple will enlighten you...
     
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  15. FishVolt

    FishVolt

    16
    Feb 24, 2016
    Yes, "fondle" is odd.
    Also "Blood Groove".
     
  16. Smiling

    Smiling

    374
    Nov 21, 2019
    I agree, fondling sounds... sexual LOL

    Blood groove sounds violent and gives us bad name.
     
  17. herisson

    herisson Apple slicing rocking chair dweller Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    The sexual in "fondle" is intentional and well, quite accurate when you think of it, like someone compulsively flipping his flipper...
    I love the "blood groove" !:rolleyes: Also totally intentional because it sounds so much more tactibadass than "fuller" (the correct term. Please use it preferably to the stupid "blood groove").
     
  18. Mecha

    Mecha Titanium Bladesmith Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    I chortled, and find that funny and amusing.
     
  19. James Y

    James Y

    Feb 18, 1999
    :D

    Jim
     
  20. Mecha

    Mecha Titanium Bladesmith Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    "...it was there, at the class pizza party, when I saw the tomato sauce smeared on one glutton's nose. At that moment I vowed to always eat my pizza with a fork." :D
     
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