Dare I say it.....wharncliffe Police????

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Would you buy a wharncliffe Police Lightweight?

Yes
10
29%
No, I'd rather have a regular Police blade
21
60%
No, the Police doesn't interest me regardless of blade shape
4
11%
 
Total votes: 35

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Dare I say it.....wharncliffe Police????

Postby AccountDeletedUserRequest » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:38 pm

With the Delica and Endura getting the same treatment, it makes me wonder how a wharncliffe Polce LW would look. Anyone else interested?

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Re: Dare I say it.....wharncliffe Police????

Postby abbazaba » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:49 pm

As much as i like options, I truly love the shape of the Police blade and don't see myself picking up a wharnie version.

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Re: Dare I say it.....wharncliffe Police????

Postby Larry_Mott » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:58 pm

I'd rather buy a random CRKT than a wharnie Police.. :)
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Re: Dare I say it.....wharncliffe Police????

Postby Evil D » Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:03 pm

I'd buy it. It's my kind of crazy. I'd buy it over the Endura wharnie for sure. Really though I think I'd buy wharnie versions of every non wharnie I have.
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Re: Dare I say it.....wharncliffe Police????

Postby ladybug93 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:16 pm

i don't want to vote no, because i'm not against the idea, but i find wharncliffe blades to be incredibly useful when small and that the utility seems to diminish the longer the blade gets. even the yojimbo is already pushing that limit for me when it comes to edc utility. that's not to knock the yojimbo. it's a great design for it's intended purpose and for edc. the upcoming yojumbo is of interest to me as well, but primarily as a defensive tool and all around cool knife. for edc tasks though, i typically find small wharncliffe blades or longer blades with at least a little bit of belly to be the most useful.

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Re: Dare I say it.....wharncliffe Police????

Postby blues » Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:32 pm

If you get Sinkevich to design the blade profile. Not an elongated wharncliffe...but one similar to some other designs by him.
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Re: Dare I say it.....wharncliffe Police????

Postby Cambertree » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:23 pm

ladybug93 wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:16 pm
i don't want to vote no, because i'm not against the idea, but i find wharncliffe blades to be incredibly useful when small and that the utility seems to diminish the longer the blade gets. even the yojimbo is already pushing that limit for me when it comes to edc utility. that's not to knock the yojimbo. it's a great design for it's intended purpose and for edc. the upcoming yojumbo is of interest to me as well, but primarily as a defensive tool and all around cool knife. for edc tasks though, i typically find small wharncliffe blades or longer blades with at least a little bit of belly to be the most useful.
Yes, I agree with ‘Bug’s points. I love a straight edged blade for utility use and carry one most every day (usually a trad Lambsfoot slipjoint), but I find the sweet spot is around a forefinger length blade. More than that and I experience diminishing usefulness.

Much larger again, and the cane knife pattern is a very useful chopper and brush clearer, and the old Anglo-Saxon Seax also has some interesting history, but personally I like the Po’leece blade shape as it is.

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Re: Dare I say it.....wharncliffe Police????

Postby Surfingringo » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:33 pm

ladybug93 wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:16 pm
i don't want to vote no, because i'm not against the idea, but i find wharncliffe blades to be incredibly useful when small and that the utility seems to diminish the longer the blade gets. even the yojimbo is already pushing that limit for me when it comes to edc utility. that's not to knock the yojimbo. it's a great design for it's intended purpose and for edc. the upcoming yojumbo is of interest to me as well, but primarily as a defensive tool and all around cool knife. for edc tasks though, i typically find small wharncliffe blades or longer blades with at least a little bit of belly to be the most useful.
Yes, this. I feel the same about hawkbills. My ideal hawkbill (for pure functionality) would be a dragonfly HB sized blade in an endura sized handle. It would be an ugly beast but would function well. When I use those type of blades I’m typically using the last inch towards the tip and I find that (for me) long HB and wharncliffe blades start to lose their functionality.

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Re: Dare I say it.....wharncliffe Police????

Postby Albatross » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:34 pm

I would love a wharncliffe P4. It's one of my favorite blade shapes and the handle is the best I've held. If it came in K390 and the same blade thickness as the original, that would be a dream. If it came in VG10, I would be slightly less excited, but not by much.
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Re: Dare I say it.....wharncliffe Police????

Postby Tims » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:36 pm

It’s a no for me, how about full serrated first.

And ffg se for the Endura!

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Re: Dare I say it.....wharncliffe Police????

Postby TomAiello » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:39 pm

I'd buy it in K390, but not in VG-10.

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Re: Dare I say it.....wharncliffe Police????

Postby spyderwolf » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:07 am

The Police is just too big for me.I would love a wharnie Endela,on the other hand.
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Re: Dare I say it.....wharncliffe Police????

Postby Stuart Ackerman » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:24 am

If Mr Jannich designed the blade profile, methinks that folk would grab one? :)

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Re: Dare I say it.....wharncliffe Police????

Postby Pelagic » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:49 am

This is weird, because aesthetics are usually secondary/tertiary in my thought process when determining whether or not I like a design, but the #1 thing I don't like about the wharnie Endura is the shape of the curve of the spine. I'd much rather have a spine that ran nearly parallel to the cutting edge up until 3/4" away from the tip, where it had a reverse tanto angle to it (depending on how acute this angle was made, the last part could be curved somewhat to have a stronger tip). I really like reverse tanto's and for some reason the curved spine looks weird to me. It's also got to be somewhat bulky in the pocket.
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Re: Dare I say it.....wharncliffe Police????

Postby Tims » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:58 am

Pelagic wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:49 am
This is weird, because aesthetics are usually secondary/tertiary in my thought process when determining whether or not I like a design, but the #1 thing I don't like about the wharnie Endura is the shape of the curve of the spine. I'd much rather have a spine that ran nearly parallel to the cutting edge up until 3/4" away from the tip, where it had a reverse tanto angle to it (depending on how acute this angle was made, the last part could be curved somewhat to have a stronger tip). I really like reverse tanto's and for some reason the curved spine looks weird to me. It's also got to be somewhat bulky in the pocket.
I agree

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Re: Dare I say it.....wharncliffe Police????

Postby kells45 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:17 am

Make mine full serrated

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Re: Dare I say it.....wharncliffe Police????

Postby Wartstein » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:15 am

I have to repeat what has been said already in this thread (and I said before in others):

For some reasons I like wharnie blades only in smaller knives (Delica, maybe even Endela-size, but sure not larger).
I have to admit: I never had a larger wharncliff knife, so all I say is just guessing somehow. But if I think of in which particular tasks I´d predomimantely would like to use that blade shape, I feel that a rather short blade is sufficient or even better suited than a longer one.

I even did not get the Endura ("smaller" than the Police) Wharnie, despite the Endura is perhaps my favorite folder of all times, plus the Wharnie Endura would offer an SE FFG version - a configuration I would REALLY like to see (the current SE Endura in "regular" blade shape only comes in sabre grind),but not as a wharnie.

And even the Endura Wharnie, let alone a Police Wharnie, is obviously quite a "pocket space consumer" when it comes to width
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Re: Dare I say it.....wharncliffe Police????

Postby p_atrick » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:52 pm

I'm interested to see what the mockups look like. The Delica has finally grown on me, but the Endura still looks a bit "off" to me. I'm really digging my P4 LW, that I don't I'd find the need for a wharnie version, but I'd still like to see some pics just to be sure.

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Re: Dare I say it.....wharncliffe Police????

Postby T-1000 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:57 am

All I want is some serrations on mine.

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Re: Dare I say it.....wharncliffe Police????

Postby knivesandbooks » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:24 am

Ffg SE Wharncliffe Police would be a beast.
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