I agree with you here, a rounded spine does look more finished and finer lines in my opinion. BUT....it is useless in the survival situation. In this case looks means really nothing. A small scallop then a nice squared flat spine to spark fire steel with is perfect. The scallop can also be used for scraping and removing bark or any other situation where you might not want to ruin the sharpness of the blade. I like your thinking here Chris. Once you get towards the tip you can put some rounding in or even a swedge to aid in penetration. Just my thoughts on it.
Originally Posted by Big Chris
You smell that? Do you smell that?... grinder dust, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of grinder dust in the morning. ...the smell, you know that dusty smell, the whole shop. Smelled like... victory.