What is Wharncliffe

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What is Wharncliffe

Postby HoB » Thu Apr 08, 2004 12:00 am

Can anybody tell me what the exact definition of a Wharncliffe blade is? What are the typical characteristics?

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Postby DAYWALKER » Thu Apr 08, 2004 9:03 pm

Aloha HoB!

Just look at the Spyderco Kiwi for general blade shape and characteristics...Case Knives also has some good examples...BTW, it's one of my fave's! (Blade style that is!)

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Postby The Deacon » Fri Apr 09, 2004 12:06 am

Basic definition is a straight edged blade with a sharp point. Fairly popular shape in whittlers. Generally have a curved spine, although most would consider the Ronin and Yojimbo to be wharnciffles and I've heard some refer to the Xacto #11 blade as a wharncliffe. Great shape for pull cutting and for slicing, works ok as a "mini cleaver" for chopping and mincing, but is just about useless for push cutting. I find plain edged wharncliffes with a Spanish notch, like the Kiwi, or a raised tang, like some of the CRKT wharncliffe KISSes, to be the easiest knives to sharpen.

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Postby zeus » Fri Apr 09, 2004 11:24 am

Well, a photo is worth a thousand words:

http://www.customknives.com/pix129.htm

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Postby mystillwater » Fri Apr 09, 2004 12:36 pm

a gift from the good Lord. my favorite blade style. i use a knife maybe 120 times a day, mostly to open ups and cut boxes and i have found this general blade shape to be the best for the job.

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Postby HoB » Fri Apr 09, 2004 1:07 pm

Thanks so much for the answers!

Hey Deacon, seems you are waiting as impatiently for the Yojimbo as me :-), which is were the question really originated.

Thanks again, guys!


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