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cpttango30 03-18-2009 03:39 AM

What kind of point do you like?
 
Ok what kind of point to you all like on your everyday use pocket knives.

I prefer a clip or drop point. I have never been into the tanto or some of the other goofy looking points. I like the drop and clip point because they are easy to sharpen and look the best to me.

So lets hear it what do you like and why?

Franciscomv 03-18-2009 04:42 PM

Drop points and spear points are probably the most versatile designs out there, but my favourites for almost everything are the sheepfoot and wharncliffe blades. I just love how they look, they are the easiest blade shapes to sharpen (just a straigh edge!) and they are quite handy for my daily tasks (both at the farm and in urban settings).

The only thing I don't use them for is dressing game, I prefer something with more belly (like a nice drop point).

I switch my EDC knives almost daily, so I use a variety of blade shapes and so far clips, drop points, spear points, wharnnies and sheepfoots (sheepfeet?) have all worked well for me. I'm not a fan of tantos (especially the americanised tantos like Cold Steel makes).

Dillinger 03-18-2009 04:55 PM

2 Attachment(s)
It bears pointing out that the "modern" Tanto design that is angled off is an American take on the traditional Japanese Tanto, which was a sweeping curve much like the blades of the Katana and Wakisashi.

The first picture is the American Version

The second picture is the more Traditional Version

I like a spear point, but I also have several with an American Tanto point and find that design to be quite effective for stabbing/thrusting into objects.

JD

cpttango30 03-18-2009 07:34 PM

I can see your point about the stabbing and thrusting with the tanto blade. But I am not stabbing nor am I thrusting when I pull out my knife during the day. most of the time I am opening a package or something along that line.

Dillinger 03-18-2009 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by cpttango30 (Post 83774)
I can see your point about the stabbing and thrusting with the tanto blade. But I am not stabbing nor am I thrusting when I pull out my knife during the day. most of the time I am opening a package or something along that line.

Yeah. Me too. Although the pointed end of the American Tanto is good for getting into junk mail quickly. :D

SGT-MILLER 03-18-2009 10:54 PM

http://www.impactguns.com/store/media/kab_1281.jpg

I would have to stick with what I know and love. The K-BAR knife.

canebrake 03-18-2009 11:06 PM

Tanto and what ever that other one is???

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...ke/carry50.jpg

sgtdeath66 03-18-2009 11:43 PM

i like tanto style blades. thats a nice kershaw there cane. i find the tanto point to be exsquisite at opning packages. just poke a small hole insert the point and slide right through the material.

canebrake 03-18-2009 11:51 PM

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Originally Posted by sgtdeath66 (Post 83909)
i like tanto style blades. thats a nice kershaw there cane. i find the tanto point to be exsquisite at opning packages. just poke a small hole insert the point and slide right through the material.

Thanks death, IMHO Kershaw's are the best sub-100$ mass-produced knives in the market. Each knife has a born-on date.

And, MADE IN THE USA!

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...0star2_000.gif

sgtdeath66 03-19-2009 12:01 AM

i had one but i think my brain farted one day and i sold it... dumba$$


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