'Classic Drop Point' blade shape

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'Classic Drop Point' blade shape

Postby Ted » Wed Aug 21, 2002 12:00 am

I'm still looking for my medium sized folder, and sort of discovered that Spyderco doesn't really have a folder with the classic drop point blade shape.

(like for example this one from www.hillknives.com)

<IMG SRC="http://www.hillknives.com/Images/hill45.jpg">



(please correct me if I'm wrong)



I also read some polls on bladeforms and knifeart and most people find the drop point their prefered blade shape.



Wouldn't it be nice to have a medium size 2.75" <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> drop point folder?



Ted



edited for typo's.... <img src="sad.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>





Edited by - Ted on 8/21/2002 6:39:55 AM

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Postby CalypsoKid » Wed Aug 21, 2002 6:54 am

Ain't no holes in the blades of those knives, how ya gonna pull 'me out quick?

Tim Wegner Jr. would satisfy your need for a Spyderco dropped-point blade about 2.75 but they are discontinued. I've got the Sr. model and it is wonderful but too big for my purposes. Nice to have though.

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Postby Ted » Wed Aug 21, 2002 7:19 am

CalypsoKid,
I know there are no holes in the Hill-Knives blade, but I was just using the picture as an example of the shape.

I'm thinking about the Wegner Jr. It's the closes to a droppoint shape indeed, but I read some 'bad' things about it (the lock wore out)...

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Postby sc_rebel1957 » Wed Aug 21, 2002 7:53 am

Ted check out the Wegner drop point, hard to beat. Also the Lil Tempreance comes with a per say drop point. (leaf) blade

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Postby sam the man.. » Wed Aug 21, 2002 8:31 am

well, there's the Moran Drop Point.. But it ain't a folder.. <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby dialex » Wed Aug 21, 2002 2:21 pm

I think that the Wayne Goddard jr. (C18) - discontinued <img src="sad.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> could be close to what you have in mind.

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Postby Clay Kesting » Wed Aug 21, 2002 2:37 pm

Ted,

As I think I mentioned in another post, the Vesuvius has a drop pojnt blade although it is a little larger than your needs and is hollow ground. However I must go against the trend here and disagree on the usefulness of the drop point style for EDC. I carried a drop point knife for some time (Wegner Jr.) but have since found that I much prefer a modified Wharncliffe blade like the Centofante Jr. or Calypso Jr. (both now discontinued <img src="sad.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>). A. G. Russell has developed a similar blade shape that he calls a <a href="http://www.agrussell.com/agrussell/feat ... l">General Purpose</a> blade. The finer point and straighter edge of these blades (particularly the Centofante) is much for useful for the tasks I use my knife for on a regular basis, such as peeling fruit, opening mail, cutting out clippings, removing splinters and cleaning up woodwork joints. I particularly like the Centofante because its blade is quite thin as well as flat ground so it cuts like a laser.

Just my AUS$0.02 which is actually only worth US$0.0108, so it probably wasn't worth reading anyway <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>.

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Postby Sword and Shield » Wed Aug 21, 2002 3:15 pm

I like the clip point for most things. Most traditional patterns have at least one clip blade, which is good for removing splinters and other backyard surgery.

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Postby The Cool » Wed Aug 21, 2002 4:13 pm

The Wayne Goodard is still available at knifecentre.com

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Postby Big-Target » Wed Aug 21, 2002 4:57 pm

The <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>Salsa would be good for skinning. And especially as a trout & bird knife!!!<img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby cmassicotte » Wed Aug 21, 2002 5:57 pm

Dang it Clay! Why did you put that warning about the cost of reading at the end of your post? Heck! I had already spent more than .02 USD worth of time by the time I got to your caution. <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

Ted - I tend to agree with clay on choice of blade style for EDC, (and speaking theoretically here), unless you are going to use the blade for skinning.

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Postby mnblade » Thu Aug 22, 2002 2:05 pm

I like the shape of the Goddard but found mine too darn big ... I traded it for an Endura and never regretted it. I don't own one, but I really like the utilitarian looks of the Pro Grip Lightweight.

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Postby Clay Kesting » Thu Aug 22, 2002 2:45 pm

Of course, I'd forgotten about the Pro-Grip, it has a very nice drop-point blade and is a lock back as well. Pity about the hollow grind. Then there's also the Trakkr and Impala on the way but they are a bit larger.

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Postby glasshartt » Thu Aug 22, 2002 6:32 pm

My other half absolutely loves his pro-grip. It is the only knife that stays in his pocket while horse-back riding. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby Knife Knut » Thu Aug 22, 2002 9:02 pm

I learned from Ed Fowler that you lose a lot of tip and belly in a drop point, compared to a straght spine.



Edited by - Knife Knut on 8/22/2002 9:04:36 PM

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Postby Knife Knut » Thu Aug 22, 2002 9:02 pm

D'OH!

Edited by - Knife Knut on 8/22/2002 9:03:24 PM

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Postby chinook » Thu Aug 22, 2002 11:10 pm

Not quite "classic"

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Postby Clay Kesting » Fri Aug 23, 2002 1:07 am

Very nice Chinook. One day I'd love to pick up a plain edge Almite version.

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Edited by - Clay Kesting on 8/23/2002 1:08:35 AM

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Postby Joe Talmadge » Fri Aug 23, 2002 12:26 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size=1 face=arial>quote:<hr height=1 noshade>I learned from Ed Fowler that you lose a lot of tip and belly in a drop point, compared to a straght spine. <hr height=1 noshade></BLOCKQUOTE></font><font face='Verdana, Arial, Helvetica' size=2>

But with a straight spine, you lose a lot of control over the tip versus a drop point. Hence the drop-point's popularity for jobs where controlling the tip is important, like dressing out game.

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