It's all about personal preference. My own personal bias toward clip blades is slowly being changed, due in no small part to these recent purchases:
I think I'm gonna go with the spear point for now and if I really like the White Owl I can always get a clip point version some other time. I do think that the spear point looks a bit classier in my opinion.
Both. I like two production slipjoints head and shoulders better than any others I own. One of them is a spear, the other a clip. It really depends on the knife.
A spear point is artistic symmetry, whereas a clip is an asymmetrical expression of the mundane.
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Never had any problem with tip work with that blade.
One reason why I like the asymmetrical Ulster spear compared to the more symmetrical spear of the SAK is that is easier to make a piercing cut so long as you push down slightly with the tip. It's easier to get the tip to "catch" and cut.
For me, it depends on the rest of the knife. Some I prefer with a spear, and some I prefer with a clip. Don't think I could choose one over the other, across the board.
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Rather depends on the aesthetics of a pattern.
But...smaller knives for me work better with Clip, larger with Spear.
Boker canoe has a beautiful spear.
As for me, I've always gravitated to a clip, probably because of aesthetics. I figure I have roughly the same number of each, and slightly more Wharncliffe's.
Yep. The first one that folded on me was my Cub Scout knife back in the 60's, and the second was a Victorinox SwissChamp in the 80's.
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I've cut bulls with plenty of clip, & drop points. Oddly enough, never used a spey blade for it's actual purpose. The spey was sort of saved for still born cattle. I won't get into the use, as it's pretty morbid, but if you've ever had to save a heffer, & the calf is too big to pull, you know exactly what I'm talkin' about. Havin' said that, I'm no longer a farm boy & most of my blade play is menial tasks & putting food in my mouth, so nowadays I prefer the spear point for most of my daily use.
I like both blade shapes for different reasons..hence why i like the MOOSE so much....best of both worlds. FES
I also love both. It is like asking which I think are prettier, red heads, brunettes, raven haired, or blonds.
The answer is all of them!
Clip points, drop points, warncliffs, spey, spear, sheeps foot, I like them all!
I have to say, the spear on my S&M is great. It is pretty close to a zulu style spear. That beauty also has a needle pointy clip point secondary (instead of a spear/pen). The spear just makes it so pinch-able!
Those swedged spears on the white owls look great! Are they pinch-able?
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