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Jay Edward (deceased) 03-25-2006 10:46 AM

Knives - Straight? Or Drop Point?
 
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I don't know about the rest of you but I prefer the straight blades almost exclusively. Drop point blades just don't look good to me and I do not care for clipped point either. Where I do have one or two LARGE clip point knives... the 'clip' is as razor sharp as the blade.

RatherBHuntin 03-25-2006 02:12 PM

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Whatever type of blade this one is, I like it. Is it a clipped drop point?


Jay Edward (deceased) 03-25-2006 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by RatherBHuntin
Whatever type of blade this one is, I like it. Is it a clipped drop point?

In some circles that is called a 'roach belly', some times it is called a 'skinning knife' due to the curve which allows a rocking motion. It is a good looking knife.

Here is an image of a Damascus Bowie with a 'clipped' blade. Most folks do not sharpen the 'clipped' portion but I prefer to do so
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gitano 03-25-2006 04:03 PM

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I'm not too particular about drop-point vs straight, but if push came to shove, I'd probably pick the straight.

The older I have gotten, the smaller the knife I prefer. I can make quick work of things with a small knife, whereas I find myself having to be more cautious with a longer blade. Nowadays, either my Leatherman does what's necessary, or a two-bladed Case takes care of everything from fox to moose. Scalping is done in the field with the Case, and I use a small paring knife to flesh the scalp and turn the ears, lips and toes, back in camp or at home.

Paul

quigleysharps4570 03-25-2006 04:55 PM

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Looks like I'm the odd duck...I like a drop point.

bowhunter 51 03-30-2006 09:37 AM

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Drop-point..........better for hog-stick'n.......Seems like it's got less resistance..
Doesn't interfere with sharpening.........I like the look.................

Skip 04-01-2006 12:23 AM

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I like the drop points myself especially when reaching up into the chest cavity of a deer or elk to sever the windpipe. I can put my index finger on the top edge of the blade and "know" exactly where the blade is at all times. I favor the shorter length blades in my knives.

buckshot roberts 04-01-2006 07:59 PM

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:Dstraight Point.

Alboy 04-02-2006 08:34 AM

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Do not have one now but I have also used and liked a "Tanto". For skinning I liked the short working tip, easily resharpened with out dealing with whole knife.

Steel on mine was not good at holding an edge so it went down the road with a little buddy in need of a camp knife in the pasture out back.

Noyb72 04-10-2006 12:16 PM

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Not to sound esoteric, but I prefer a knife rith a "flat" ot slighttly dropped clip point. The advantage of a clip piont is the long cutting plane and the fine point. A sheepsfoot provides the longest cutting plane but has a serious issue with piercing anything. To get a drop point to have the fine point of a clip basically turns the knife into a dagger and removes any depth or "belly" to the blade. However, I find little use for the concave arc of the top of the clip, I prefer to fill that arc with meatal to increase rigidity and surface area. If the area actually bulges to convex slightly, so much the better. This allows me to follow Skips example and roll my index finger over the spine, which is what all that file work on knike spines is fore, preventing your finger from slipping. This is for a "general" field knife. For specific aplications, each knife design has it's advantages and disadvantages.

Ron


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