Fixed Blade Knife Testing

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Fixed Blade Knife Testing

Postby Capt'n Boatsalot » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:52 pm

This evening my wife asked me to get my knives out for a Girl Scout project. Color me interested!

Turns out the project is cutting Cinnamon sticks for a project they are doing tomorrow.

Here's the knives I grabbed for this effort:

And the debris at the end:

Results: Cinnamon sticks, as it turns out, are very brittle. The best knives for this task was one of the Mules or the Bow River. A thin bevel behind the edge was ideal. The Junction, South Fork, and Endura all just blew up the Cinnamon sticks. A Mule (with a comfy 3D handle) and a rolling motion near the tip yielded success the most often. And technique played a big part: keeping the seam of the Cinnamon stick down was helpful in avoiding splintering and shattering.


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Re: Fixed Blade Knife Testing

Postby JuPaul » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:07 pm

Love it! Great opportunity for some fun testing. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Fixed Blade Knife Testing

Postby fkmtb07 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:31 am

And now your knives smell fantastic!

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Re: Fixed Blade Knife Testing

Postby prndltech » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:47 am

Not what I was expecting... but I dig it. Love me some cinnamon.
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Re: Fixed Blade Knife Testing

Postby VashHash » Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:36 pm

I'm thinking one of the serrated z cuts would have done well with this task. Fun experiment though.

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