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  1. Ming Loyalist is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArrogantBastard View Post
    I was cutting cardboard boxes.

    Its a small chip on the very edge of the serration. Doesn't seem to affect the functionality so far. Some reviews on Amazon mention the same problem.
    "cardboard boxes"... sure. cutting up a dead hooker in your basement is way more plausible than a cardboard box chipping the blade, but if you claim you were field dressing a deer we'll pretend to believe that one as well.
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    The knife in question has some really weird serrations. If they chip opening boxes, I wouldn't recommend the knife. This is assuming that these were actual boxes and not dead transients or whatever. I don't like comboedge or serrated knives because they're hard to sharpen and the serrations close to the handle screw up some finer tasks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Permalost View Post
    I don't like comboedge or serrated knives because they're hard to sharpen and the serrations close to the handle screw up some finer tasks.
    In the coming weeks, I will discover how true this is when using Spyderco's Triangle Sharpmaker™ with a SpyderEdge™ blade. Sharpening the serrations should be easy if I use the corners of the sticks as instructed. The H1 steel used in the knife I ordered work hardens, so it will require more frequent sharpening early on—as it develops its edge retention capabilities.

    Word is that this isn't nearly so pronounced with the serrated blades because the process of adding serrations significantly jump starts the work hardening process. Nevertheless, I expect to do a lot of sharpening in the first six weeks of ownership.
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    I've used a triangular stone to sharpen serrations before. It works, but its still more work than sharpening a regular edge. Also I like to finish my sharpening on a strop, which isn't really an option for serrations.
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    serrations are such a pain in the arse. i wouldn't get an entirely serrated knife unless there was a real need for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ming Loyalist View Post
    "cardboard boxes"... sure. cutting up a dead hooker in your basement is way more plausible than a cardboard box chipping the blade, but if you claim you were field dressing a deer we'll pretend to believe that one as well.
    Well the "boxes" kept trying to get away so I had to.
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    I don't actually carry a pocket knife at the moment, however I DO have some of those really useful retractable folding pliers.



    These are incredibly useful all around the house, bushwalking, torturing ninjers, the lot.
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    I usually have my Spyderco "Police" or my SOG Flash II...
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    Quote Originally Posted by danno View Post
    serrations are such a pain in the arse. i wouldn't get an entirely serrated knife unless there was a real need for it.
    I agree. I use a Spyderco Sharpmaker for sharpening which can be used for serrations, but the serrations really haven't proven themselves useful on any of my knives.

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin View Post
    I don't actually carry a pocket knife at the moment, however I DO have some of those really useful retractable folding pliers.



    These are incredibly useful all around the house, bushwalking, torturing ninjers, the lot.
    My primary blade is on my Skeletool CX by Leatherman and I love it. 154CM blade locks in place well, it has a pocket clip, plus it has all the tools I need in a tool for EDC. I recommend multitools far more often than regular knives, particularly ones from Leatherman. They're a great choice.
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    the smoothed serrations on my kabar have been useful for cutting rope. that's about it. otherwise, they're just the part of the blade i avoid when using a stone.

    pointy serrations would have been much worse for the same job.
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