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Old 03-18-2009, 02:39 AM   #1
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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?

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Old 03-18-2009, 03:42 PM   #2
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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).

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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.

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american-tanto.jpg   tanto.png  
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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.

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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.
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I would have to stick with what I know and love. The K-BAR knife.
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Tanto and what ever that other one is???

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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.

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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!

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

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