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Old 04-18-2010, 08:17 AM   #11
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They are simply gimmicks. And the gimmick obviously works. 90% of knife buyers have no clue what a good knife should be, so they buy what looks good or is currently popular.

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Old 04-19-2010, 03:24 AM   #12
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They are simply gimmicks. And the gimmick obviously works. 90% of knife buyers have no clue what a good knife should be, so they buy what looks good or is currently popular.
I agree with this statement above!

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One of my favorite carry knives-Kershaw Tanto Flipper

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That's an interesting knife. I've never seen a striated blade like that before.

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That's an interesting knife. I've never seen a striated blade like that before.
Q. Ever stop to think of why? . . .

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A. Creates friction in the cut and can sometimes cause your knife to jam up an get stuck in the cut.
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To my experience they hold up better, but maybe a baby them because they are so bad ass. I have noticed all the big name knife manufacturers are offering all their blades with tanto points now so maybe it's the way we're headed.

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Carry one of these every day. Great utility knife and I haven't found much that it can not accomplish, and I'll be ready if I ever have to use it defensively.

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I love my Cold Steel Recon-Tanto ! Fixed blade, sharp as hell. Thick spine.I know that if needed, I can use a rock to hammer that blade through a 4" log for firewood. Pierce thick objects if needed. The Carbon-V steel is a pain to sharpen but the edge lasts a long time.
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Q. Ever stop to think of why? . . .

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A. Creates friction in the cut and can sometimes cause your knife to jam up an get stuck in the cut.
That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard.
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Has anyone tried/own the Ka-Bar tanto fixed blade?

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