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Sheep's foot is technically reverse drop point

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Houlahound, Jul 19, 2019.

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  1. Houlahound

    Houlahound

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    Aug 2, 2017
    The deviation of any part of the blade from parallel is 99.9999999999% the edge/belly not the spine.
     
  2. Houlahound

    Houlahound

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    Aug 2, 2017
    Someone asked for examples.
     
  3. Lapedog

    Lapedog

    Dec 7, 2016
    Wtf are you talking about man? 99.999999% of what?
     
  4. Houlahound

    Houlahound

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    Aug 2, 2017
    The blade metal removed from a theoretically rectangular blade. Or if you like the deviation from parralel.
     
  5. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Still have no idea what you're getting at. A sheepsfoot has a parallel spine and edge for most of the blade length, except where the spine curves down to meet the edge. A drop point may also have parallel spine and edge for a bit, but at some point the spine curves down to meet the upsweep of the edge. A textbook drop point would have the point aligned with the centerline of the blade/handle, but many have the point a bit higher.
     
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  6. Lapedog

    Lapedog

    Dec 7, 2016
    Are you asking why a sheeps foot flipped upside down isn’t a drop point?

    A drop point is called that because the spine lowers to meet the edge thereby “dropping” the point lower.

    Here is a Bob Loveless style DROP POINT knife. Notice how the spine is not completely straight?

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    Better yet why not type “drop point knife” in google images and see what you get.
     
  7. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    Do not feed the trolls.
     
  8. Airborne 1

    Airborne 1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 23, 2014
    Just pass the joint !!! Bogart
     
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  9. Houlahound

    Houlahound

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    Aug 2, 2017
    Pretty much my point.
     
  10. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    That totally contradicts your other posts. I give up
     
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  11. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Pun intended? o_O
    A sheepfoot is a straight edged blade. A drop point does not have a straight spine; it drops. It's more like a spear shape.
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    I don't understand the confusion.
     
  12. Houlahound

    Houlahound

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    Aug 2, 2017
    Wait, I think I am getting it.
     
  13. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    Somebody woke up the hamster?
     
  14. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp I support the 3rd amendment! Platinum Member

    Jun 30, 2016
    To me "birds" are carpets in the shape of Willy Wonka's left shoe...

    "Hi, I haven't looked up the definition of any if these terms or the history of the knives to which they're attributed, but I'm still going to argue with the establishment about their use and meaning! I R SMRT!"

    Go find a bridge, troll.
     
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  15. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Er, what's the point of this thread?
     
  16. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    .
     
  17. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    This is a sheepsfoot.

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    Doesn't look at all like a drop point to me.
     
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  18. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    No. If you reverse a reverse tanto, then you're back with just a tanto, not drop point.
     
  19. Lapedog

    Lapedog

    Dec 7, 2016
    To square the circle.

    To straighten the spine of a drop point.
     
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  20. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Oh my mistake, carry on...
     
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