"Pull cutting" has some distinct advantages for sure whether or not you use SE or PE>> but again I find that the Spyderedge for pull cutting has many more advantages. But hey I'm all ears today and if any of you can enlighten me on the virtues of a Plain edged Hawkbill and what advantages you've discovered I'll sure listen to what you all have to say.Evil D wrote:I'd say cleaner cuts and ease of sharpening are my biggest reasons but hawkbills do shine brightest with serrations. I'd still like to have a PE hawkbill Ladybug.
I do almost nothing but pull cuts and occasionally push cuts...very rarely do i have a need to do the sawing motion that serrations seem to really excel at. Also i generally cut corrugated more than anything, and i just prefer a smooth slices over a jagged rip that i tend to get with serrations. I bought a H1/SE/HB Ladybug a while back because i wanted to try out H1, and i figured serrations is the way to go with H1, and i've always believed that a hawkbill is just one large serration itself, so having a serration full of smaller serrations seems like a logical winner. In the end, that Ladybug compared to the slicing ability of my ZDP Ladybug is just no contest (as far as what I cut the most that is). You might attribute that to the thinner grind of the ZDP version..i dunno. My interest in a PE/HB Ladybug is just that i really like the Ladybug, and the HB blade is very useful for pull cutting corrugated, and i think i'd be happier with the best feature of both knives...the hook action of the HB combined with a thinner slicing profile. I think it would give a smoother, less resistant cut.JD Spydo wrote:"Pull cutting" has some distinct advantages for sure whether or not you use SE or PE>> but again I find that the Spyderedge for pull cutting has many more advantages. But hey I'm all ears today and if any of you can enlighten me on the virtues of a Plain edged Hawkbill and what advantages you've discovered I'll sure listen to what you all have to say.
Now EVIL D you most certainly have my curiosity going>> because to tell you the truth I've never used a Hawkbill smaller than a Harpy or Tasman. Because small blades just don't cut it ( no pun intended) compared to mid sized and full sized Hawkbills. But I really don't even like extra small standard blades either. So tell me some advantages you have with a small Hawkbill like the one you've mentioned?
Also boys and girls you don't have to limit this thread to Spyderco's great Hawkbills which I undoubtedly believe to be the best. I would also like to hear what other brands you all have had luck with particularly in the plain edged variant.
"Sharpguitarist" if I wasn't a completely saturated Spyder-head and didn't devote 90% to 95% of the cutlery I buy/use/collect and admire being Spyderco then Microtech would probably be one of the competitor's brands of blades I would be going after.sharpguitarist wrote:Hey guys,
Here's one of my non Spyderco hawk bills in pe
I don't edc it anymore because of it's collectability.
It worked great for pull cuts on packaging, but I bought it because it looked so bad a**ed.
Just wanted to share.
Hey Blerv I like your parody of SE Hawkbills being equivalent to a "diesel">> "running steady and pulling hard" I never actually thought of it that way but it's truly apropos for their ideal cutting chore purposesBlerv wrote:They seem to be better shirt tag and box tape openers. Also better for envelopes.
It's not exactly the diesel that a serrated knife is. That said, little more civil for a relaxing commute
I have 2 black FRN Ladybug hawkbills. When the knife first came out I jumped at it & got 2 because I could see how much LBK was in that package.JD Spydo wrote: So tell me some advantages you have with a small Hawkbill like the one you've mentioned?
Wharncliffe? Although the Dodo's hook has come in handy quite a few times for grabbing a zip tie or something similar.Donut wrote:JD, I don't have any PE hawkbills, but I think the advantage to them is purely in "purchasing" power. What other blade shape can you penetrate a flat object as well as a Hawkbill with? This makes it apply well to self defense and general use.
Now, it can be used for other purposes, too. I've seen threads of PE hawkbills slicing tomatoes and such, when I asked how it performed, they said it worked well.
Yes, absolutely!Rutgrr wrote:Manbug Hawk anyone?