- Jul 1, 2014
When I did shipping/receiving work I had a fixed blade hawkbill that I kept stuck into a wooden pole in the warehouse much like Will's in his picture. For cutting open or breaking down large quantities of large boxes quickly there is nothing better in my experience. They are also great for cutting carpet. Unless you perform one of the tasks mentioned in this thread regularly, the extra work it takes to sharpen them makes them not worth it in my opinion. It's a type of blade I'd have in the shop, but I wouldn't really consider carrying one. They're not versatile enough and too much of a hassle, especially seeing how high they ride on a folded knife. That doesn't look comfortable to me at all, in the hand or in the pocket. It's cool that they're being made, but not my cup of tea.