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Sheepsfoot or Wharncliffe with curvature

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by miso2, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    Hi all,

    For my modern folders, I really like the edge line with a constant curvature, like that on Spyderco PM2, for example.
    I would like to know traditional slip joint knives with this kind of edge profile.

    Benchmade Proper comes to my mind, but I prefer something more traditional.
    Lionsteel Otnat is very close.

    Please let me know if you know other options.
     
  2. SVTFreak

    SVTFreak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    Check out any zulu spear pattern such as case tribal lockback.
     
  3. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    Good suggestion!

    I do like the pattern and am chasing them.
    But many of them seem to have a large straight portion rather than a constant curvature.

    In some pictures, Case Tribal lock looks like having a constant curve, but in some others, it looks more like the drop/clip point edge line.
    I would prefer the original Tribal Spear but may try the available back lock version at some point.
    Thanks.
     
  4. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Some kind of Half Hawkbill Pruner? I have a GEC 56 single blade like this but can't access my pix at the moment.
     
  5. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Except if otnat is close, OP wants a convex edge curve.
     
  6. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    Yep. It's reverse!
     
  7. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    You mean an edge like this, or are you thinking of something pointier? There are traditional leaf-shaped blades, but I'm still on my first coffee of the day and can't think of the name. :oops:
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  8. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    Like these?

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  9. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    That's the one I was thinking of!
     
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  10. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    I know. I can read minds. ;)
     
  11. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Leaf blade is a wonderful thing, as seen on a few European Traditionals and Moderns too, offers a lot and I'm a big fan of that Castor too, a well made durable and pleasing knife.
     
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  12. Lansky1

    Lansky1

    238
    Apr 12, 2016
    Try a Case teardrop jack ... might be up your alley
     
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  13. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    Yes. Something like these.
    That Ohta knife would be perfect with little more acute curve.

    This one looks great.
    Only if it is with a more traditional look.
    Is it called a "traditional leaf blade"?
     
  14. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    Probably not what you're looking for but how about a straight edge Wharncliffe and a curved edge Sheepsoot on the same knife?
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  15. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    The shape of the small secondary blade is perfect!
    I would like a single blade slip joint with a blade like that.
     
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  16. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    I'm not sure what the Boker's blade is called, maybe a modified sheepfoot? I'd say the Aitor Castor is more of a traditional leaf blade.
     
  17. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    Thanks for the clarification, @r8shell.

    I am not sure about the Boker either.
    They would just call it a Wharncliffe or sheepsfoot in a modern knife community.
     
  18. StuntDouble

    StuntDouble

    Apr 26, 2004
    Disregard, it's the Boker Cox.
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2019
  19. lambertiana

    lambertiana Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    This would qualify
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  20. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Oh yes, the knife is a Boker Cox Slim Slipjoint designed by Jens Anso. I meant that I don't know if there's a traditional name for that blade shape.
     

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