how does it make a difference? just wondering because the edge looks exactly the same
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It's an aesthetics thing mainly, but I really like the new profile of the Miki. I started on a triflex, but it was too much for a file! I need to gain access to a belt sanding type machine!
I did mine on a sheet of 180 grit wet-and-dry sat on a phone book, which takes a little while! I then removed the sharp edges on a sheet of 1200.
Aesthetics are a big part of it, but I do find that the lower point makes penetrating things a little more effective and, without the mod, the Moras "point" a little high for me. Does that make sense?
Last edited by steven andrews; 29-03-2010 at 19:30.
Trying to work this out, dropped clipper missed foot by an inch.
Have you just made the back look a little more like the blade?
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Pretty much. It is just a matter of sanding the spine down to a new profile.
I won't see much difference in performance, but there must be a reason that knife makers and manufacturers vary the degree of "drop" in a blade, from Bowie-style clip point to Wharncliffe. Is a spearpoint drop point the compromise between all shapes?
I'm not sure, but I think the spear point is designed to utilise the tip as a boring/digging tool using a twisting motion.
Aesthetically I like the mod, looks good.
OIL THE JOINTS
I've modified quite a few moras. I like the tip to be a bit lower in the relation to the spine as it helps when making the opening cuts when skinning an animal. A lower tip won't dig in and potentially ruin any meat when the knife is held upside down making the cuts.