Thread: What's your pocket knife?
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4/08/2011 10:29am, #312
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.
4/08/2011 2:00pm, #313
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.
4/08/2011 2:24pm, #314
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.
4/08/2011 7:58pm, #315
serrations are such a pain in the arse. i wouldn't get an entirely serrated knife unless there was a real need for it.
4/09/2011 6:55am, #316
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4/09/2011 6:59am, #317
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.
4/20/2011 4:12pm, #318
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I usually have my Spyderco "Police" or my SOG Flash II...
4/20/2011 11:41pm, #319
4/21/2011 4:37am, #320
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.