That's interesting because I got the pleasure of actually meeting Laci Szabo at a knife show in Texas some time back and he had quite a wide selection of his stuff there at the show where him and his wife were running their own booth. I really liked a lot of the stuff he had and I don't really recall any recurv models that he had displayed at that show.The Deacon wrote:I'd agree that he's wrong, JD, at least where the Ayoob and Chinook are concerned. There's no recurve at all in either. OTOH, while I don't own a Szabo folder, the pictures I've seen of it seem to indicate a very slight recurve. While it's certainly nothing like the recurve of the Spyderco recurves you mentioned, it does appear to be one, at least technically.
I understand what you're saying and technically after splitting hairs that might be true>> but with the 4 Spyderco Recurves I previously mentioned i.e. The Zulu, The Adventura, The Spyker and the ULIZE all have something in common that the Szabo doesn't they are true recurves. The very slight inverted curve toward the heel of that Szabo model really can't be utilized for much of anything that you would get from those other 4 models from the way I'm looking at it. Which is why I just can't label that one in the same genre as the 4 that I mentioned.Evil D wrote:Seems to me any blade that has an S shape to it is a recurve, however little it may be. If the blade has an inward curve near the tang and the edge makes an S, what else would you call it??
That's an interesting question you pose Because you know I personally would want more curve than those on any working/user Hawkbill that I would put to work. Probably the Crossbill and Superhawk is about as small of a curve as I would want to work with.Evil D wrote:Hey JD, hawkbill or poorly sharpened wharnie?
RerecurvecurveRadioactiveSpyder wrote:Here’s a good one for you guys to discuss!
The KRIS model is not only a "Recurve" but it's really kind of different from most classic recurves. The KRIS is one of the very few old school models that I unfortunately never got to own or use. I'm hoping that someday I might find a used one in a Pawn Shop or maybe nail on in a trade.RadioactiveSpyder wrote:Here’s a good one for you guys to discuss!
That's a very subjective but yet also a very interesting question as well>> because I guess it just boils down to what type of material are you cutting?