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Old 04-22-2010, 03:53 AM   #21
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That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard.
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It's not going to jam up during a cut at all.

I like tanto blades, but I don't have any. Outside of fighting with them they are not as well suited for what I'll use them for. Just cutting stuff.

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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.
I love the drop point version of the Blur. If you like the tanto blade shape and it works for you, then there's no need to argue, just keep using it.

Something I've learned through my years of knife addiction is that if a person likes a knife enough, he'll make it work no matter how many theoretical objections any expert might have against it.
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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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I had a Cold steel San Mai Magnum Tanto I really liked it (very durable & excellent edge holding) and the Carbon 5 is a walk in the park to sharpen in comparison.

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That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard.
Depends on what type of materiel your cutting there chief, and any one can disagree W another's opinion, which of coarse may be based upon personal life experience you have no knowledge of . . . but non the less personal insults are childish and also very unnecessary.

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It's not going to jam up during a cut at all.

I like tanto blades, but I don't have any. Outside of fighting with them they are not as well suited for what I'll use them for. Just cutting stuff.

Goju:
It depends on what material you are cutting, and how you cut, but Striations are fine for most cutting chores but make no mistake there are things that the additional friction created by any knives less than smooth surface finish IE: Striations, and even Parkerizing, rough Epoxy coating, ETC will increase the resistance during the cut and can cause a jam (binding) during the cut, (I have seen this happen!) that also would be 1 of the reasons why The Daisho set is not left semi rough as forged but instead is very highly polished. IE; reduce friction between the blade and the material you're cutting and you reduce the amount of force required to complete a clean cut and reduce the odds of an incomplete cut. (simple Physics)

I even asked my Japanese blades about this and they explained the whole thing to me. JK

But it also doesn't bother me 1 bit if some 1 owns caries and cuts W what ever they like, I do . . I also think very highly of Kershaw the JYD II Composite / SanMai CMP D2 is my EDC.

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I also forgot to mention that as a Teen I was trained, in custom cutlery, and Martial arts and that I made Custom Knives, and practiced Tamishigiri. but YMMV


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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.

I too carry it, and abuse it daily. this is an excellent knife! The Tanto portion of the blade is OK, however it's actually a drop point Tanto. I have stabbed, jabbed, and sliced all kinds of stuff with this knife. Right now I am re-tiling my game room and I have used this knife to extract old tile. Talk about dulling a blade!
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One of my favorite carry knives-Kershaw Tanto Flipper
Great minds!

I love my Kershaw Groove.

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I've been carrying a Spyderco Bob Lum Tanto for over 10 years as my duty knife and consider it one of the best. Please understand that for over 34 years I have carried many different types and manufactures of knives and to me the above knife is the best for me and my use. This does not mean that it may be right for you or for your purpose I mean it is right for mine. As a Law Enforcement Officer I find the Tanto style blade to be a better design for our uses than a drop point, clip point or straight blade. Here is my duty Spyderco and as you can see it is well used.

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And there you go flashing one of those lovely vintage Spydies... I hate you!

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