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Just taken delivery of my new Leather Wave, thank you Jamie and Tony :lol:
But, could some one tell me what difference a serrated blades makes!
Yours sincerely thickness
A serrated blade makes cutting fiberous material like rope and cardboard easier ... also meat (if you use it for that).
it reduces the amount of contact so applies moree pressure to the object your cutting (i think) the makers say it allows the blade to attack at more angles to ease cutting through stuff stuff. IMHO they are good for three things
tomatoes (i use plain edge knives for this quite often)
the naughty boy
i read that because a serrated blade has more cutting area per inch is sopposed to be more effective.especially on seatbelt materiel and as adi says ,,fibrous materiel.
frankly i find them a pain and have no hesitation in grinding them off and forming a far more usefull " hollow"
notice the middle knife .its a crkt kit carson design which i could only get in a half serrated blade at the time of purchase.also the small buck knife also has the serrated bit ground out.this hollow is great for sharpening sticks with out the blade slipping off and i find it gives more control too.i havent seen this on any other knives yet so...patent pending ..ok guys lol
someones bound to have seen one somewhere though.
You're right - the hollow curved blade works well for sharpening sticks. It's one of the reasons why I like my khukri (although mine is "modern" unlike your traditional ones that seem to have a much nicer handle).
the naughty boy
cheers . theyre the traditional buffalo horn type i believe. but truth be told...theyre a pain in the palm if you dont hold them up the handle enough as the spiky bit can dig in a bit.
im considering a granfors mini instead. theyre probably better for chopping if your also carrying a decent knife. my kuk bubble burst when my sfa arrived last week :cry: and yet :lol: at the same time...weird!
and not a serrated edge in sight...........GOOD!!!