Ditto!Evil D wrote:Sorry I was totally side tracked by micarta Cruwear Military hotness.
That's true in some situations, not true in others. Consider a door stop for a moment. There's a few inches of door stop behind a door that never wedges underneath the door. If you cut a couple of those inches off, would it stop the door stop from wedging underneath the door? Nope, because the shape of the wedge is unchanged and still wedges under the door. In the same way, if the primary grind of the blade is unchanged, it's still going to have a given amount of drag cutting through material, but of course the longer your "door stop" gets, the wider it gets so shortening the wedge will give you some kind of improvement, though like you said maybe half a mil which it's pretty insignificant. If you could combine that with a distal taper, then you'd see some noticeable improvement when slicing at the tip. Another thing to consider is how thin the blade is ground behind the edge. If it's ground really thin, then the transition from spine to edge is a lot more abrupt so you'd see a more significant slicing improvement from something like this. Unfortunately from what I've heard this knife isn't very thin behind the edge.gph wrote:There would be less blade width passing through the material it's cutting. Nothing major though, maybe a half a mil.
Yeah, I just don't think even the most avid knife user is going to notice a 12.5% decrease in cutting resistance. There's a clear difference between how a Caly 3 slices and how a Manix 2 slices, and they have the same blade thickness. The difference is in the primary grind, which is much thinner behind the edge on the Caly 3. What I'm saying is, spine thickness is only part of the issue here and thinning it out will only get you part of a solution. You're going to see better slicing performance by thinning the blade behind the edge than you will by thinning the spine by .5mm.gph wrote:The OP was asking about limitations in slicing dense material. The Techno's primary limitation there is the width of the blade. While ½ mil won't turn it into a box cutter it is roughly ⅛ of the total width of that portion of the blade. I wouldn't call 12.5% of most things insignificant. But this is the English language. Maybe we ascribe a different meaning to insignificant .