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Old 12-03-2012, 20:00   #26
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I prefer serrated
That's how I like my Syderco CoPilot and Emerson CQC7 EDCs
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Old 12-03-2012, 21:10   #27
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Officer's Match, The Surefire Echo has been discontinued. I would of like to had one of those.
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Old 12-03-2012, 23:07   #28
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I prefer half serrated knives, but also carry plain knives, and a fully serrated Spyderco.

When I lived in a rural area, it seemed like I was often cutting twine or rope. I even used my fully serrated Endura for cutting small PVC pipe in a pinch. I use a Spyderco Sharpmaker to sharpen serrated blades.

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Old 12-04-2012, 12:16   #29
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Plain and polished. The only serrated knives I like are fully serrated. I have no use for partial serrations.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:11   #30
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NOT! I dont but cardboard or 3inch thick rope.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:43   #31
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My response is nuanced.

I don't use a pocket knife on a regular basis. Therefore, my preference is not based upon a concept of daily usage. This is why there are knives (tools) designed for specific purposes like cleaning horse hooves, working with electrical wire and so forth.

To me, a knife is a tool.

If I am going to be in a potentially dangerous situation, I might take a fully serrated Spyderco Endura 4.

If I want a reliable, heavy folder, it might be the old Emerson CQC6 or old CQC7.

If I want a good camp knife it would end up being the Buck 110 that is not serrated.

If I want a serviceable knife in the car that can be stolen (and I have had my car burglarized more than once), it might be an uncatalogued, partially serrated Ontario 2823 that costs about $16 with tax.

Or, I just went in the office drawer and admired my unserrated Al Mar folder.
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Old 12-06-2012, 18:27   #32
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Plain and polished. The only serrated knives I like are fully serrated. I have no use for partial serrations.
Nice edges TC.
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Old 12-06-2012, 18:37   #33
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Nice edges TC.
No doubt, wish I had the equipment and skil, to do that!
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Old 12-07-2012, 19:21   #34
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No doubt, wish I had the equipment and skil, to do that!
Thanks guys, but I am a no skill hack compared to some. I cheat with the Edge Pro. I just like the way these 10k grit edges cut. I have recently discovered .5micron diamond spray on a kangaroo leather strop and it makes them cut like nothing I have ever seen.

I had my knives at deer camp a few weeks ago and it was funny to see people's reactions when they used one of my knives. It makes game processing almost effortless. A lot of people out there have never used a truly sharp knife. luckily I didn't have my sharpening equipment with me or I would've been sharpening everyone's knives all week.

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Old 12-07-2012, 19:33   #35
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A sharp plain edge will do anything you need to do. The benefit of serrations are not as much edge maintenance is needed. My sharp plains will cut straps and rope just as well as my fully serrated Spyderco.
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Old 12-07-2012, 19:36   #36
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Serrated. Straight looks better and sharpens easier, but serrated give me a good extra cutting option that works and knives are for cutting. If I was collecting knives to put on my wall, they'd have non-serrated edges.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:36   #37
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Thanks for the replies. I use a folding knife continuously through the day. I've had expensive as well as cheap knives and all were smooth bladed. I bought a really cheap serrated blade and I can't believe how much easier it is to cut with. I've just ordered a new SOG Twist XL partial serrated. I'll see how that stands up to all the torture I'll put it through. Lots of good info and remarks, thanks.
I prefer a straight blade as well, just because I can always put a fresh edge on it, easily, just about anywhere. But, I also carry a gerber multi-tool that has a straight, serrated, and a saw blade. If my folding knife can't do it, my gerber can. Ulitmately though, it's what's in your pocket. It's a personal preference kinda thing, and it looks like you've made up your mind First rule of a knife fight, have a gun. A knife is still handy, though.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:33   #38
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i like a partially serrated blade. why?

i work in tunnel construction project. during excavations we had these huge canvas bulkheads up to divert airflow. they were sometimes crisscross with thick rope to reinforce them..so they didnt balloon into a walkway or something. i had to help a contractor cut a piece. his knife while sharp..had a difficult time. my benchmade zippered the canvas and light sabered the rope.

if there was a fire and we needed to escape..my knife would have lead the way. that miner gave me money to buy him a benchmade with serrations. he worked to much to go shopping. he just handed me cash.

sharpening it? when i bought my benchmade..there was some man there..i remember him being some benchmade guy. cant be sure. it has been years and years. i asked about sharpening the thing. he said..use the spyderco sharpmaker. the corners of the ceramic sticks ride in and out of the serrations of benchmade style serrations perfectly. i have had my knife for years...and sharpening it this way has worked. my serrations are super sharp.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:34   #39
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Here's my Liontribe custom with my edge on it.
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Old 12-08-2012, 15:29   #40
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For utility I prefer a plain edged SAK. For cutting someone off of my gun I prefer a full Spyder-edge Endura. A plus for serrated edges, they go longer between sharpenings than a plain edge. YMMV. tom.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:37   #41
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Do you prefer partial serrated blades or a smooth blade on a quality folding knife? And why??? Thanks
As far as I'm concerned, serrated blades are a joke.
I have three that are serrated, don't use any. One's
a Kershaw, and 2 Spydercos. All 3 gifts from the
daughter so I can't get rid of them.
Give me a straight edge! Easier to sharpen even if all
you have is a rock.
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Old 12-14-2012, 16:08   #42
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non-serrated blade all the way. I have never found a real use for serrations. They just seem to get in the way for me. Keep your blade sharp and you wont miss having serrations.
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Old 12-15-2012, 15:00   #43
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Try cutting a zip tie with a plain edge and then a serrated edge and get back to us

Each edge has distinct advantages.
Insert tip of straight edge, apply forward pressure while gently twisting cutting edge away and up from contents of said zip tie.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:55   #44
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Insert tip of straight edge, apply forward pressure while gently twisting cutting edge away and up from contents of said zip tie.
That's a perfect way to roll or chip an edge. A better method is to use the right edge for the job.

Side cutters.



Barring that serrations are much more efficient.
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I agree that side cutters are the best, but I have never had an issue with a plain edge flying through a ziptie.
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Old 12-16-2012, 14:59   #46
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Serrated due to being edc and for all types of utility uses. You never know what you might have to cut.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:50   #47
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Plain edge. I have several serrated and partially serrated blades, but they're just not useful to me.
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