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Hawkeye The Noo
30-03-2006, 12:10
I am a newby when it comes to understanding the different advantages and disadvantages to the different types of knifes. For example what are the reasons for a drop point, spear point, clip point, tanto point knives??

Are some better for skining, carving etc or is it down to asthetics and personal taste??

I was hoping to find answers to this in FAQ

Thanks

Jamie :confused:

ggfh666
30-03-2006, 13:28
Are some better for skining, carving etc Jamie :confused:
Yes that's where the differences lie.
If you would use an americanized tanto to skin you would notice that the shape will tend to make the knive go deeper and deeper and damage the meat, entrails etc. But maybe it could still work with a droppoint tanto :confused: myself now

C_Claycomb
30-03-2006, 13:33
I don't suppose you had a look at this link from FAQ?
http://knifeart.com/bladgeomfaqb.html

That gives a bit of info.

How about
http://www.bushcraftuk.com/community/showthread.php?t=3398&highlight=Point

or

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/community/showthread.php?t=2184&highlight=Point

or
http://www.bushcraftuk.com/community/showthread.php?t=11029&highlight=blade

risby
30-03-2006, 14:01
what are the reasons for a drop point, spear point, clip point, tanto point knives?? Are some better for skining, carving etc or is it down to asthetics and personal taste??


This wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knife) article has some useful diagrams and definitions of blade shapes and uses.

Marts
30-03-2006, 14:17
Try asking this question on BB. Then duck..quickly ;)

sam_acw
30-03-2006, 17:57
I asked this about a month ago and we didn't really get many definite answers. Try searching for a "blade shapes" thread or something similar