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Blade Style: Wharncliffe | One Folding Knife One Blade: Your Choice?

Blade Style: Wharncliffe | One Folding Knife One Blade: Your Choice? If You Could Only Have One Folding Knife With One Blade, What Would That Blade Be? Blade style: Wharncliffe blades are an overlooked style which deserves a better place in knifedom! No matter how much we like something, most of us are still looking for ways to improve it. Little things, to just make something that tiny little bit more usable, more beautiful, more practical, it is just human nature to do so. It is also human nature to seek things that will work better, faster or easier. That is one of the ways we make progress as human beings. Tool Specialization Sometimes we want a tool that will make a specific task or type of task easier. Often we invent things that will only do one job, and sometimes that is the very best thing, like human specialization. I don’t want my brain surgeon to also be a part-time plumber. There is, however, a rational for having a very “generalist” approach to many things, often in

Hollow Ground Blades Versus Flat Or Convex Blades

Hollow Ground Blades Versus Flat Or Convex Blades The truth about hollow grinding I am going to jump right out in the beginning and offer this opinion, which is actually the fact: There is no advantage to flat ground knives or convex ground knives unless one is using the knife as a froe for riving planks or shakes from a block of a tree round. Why do I bring such a thing up? I must have read 15 different forums with a hundred different people guessing, and they all got it completely wrong! How can so many people be so wrong for so long? These forums are internet age, and none of the discussions seem to have people who date back to the time when the purpose for hollow grinding was clear and EVERYONE understood the purpose! It is almost bizarre! Why does hollow grinding exist? It is simple. Hollow grinding has almost always been used in very high-quality knives and razors because it is easier to sharpen! As one sharpens the blade and gets past the initial wider part of the blade,