Ken Onion Spade!

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Check this new beast of knife by Ken...... I want one by Kershaw!

With onlays like the groove but with Carbon Fiber and some crazy laminate steel...yum.......:D

At the very least does Kershaw have plans for any sort of Spear Point folder?
 
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If you consider the Spade to be a spear-point, then I have to tell you, I already own a Kershaw spear-point folder. The JYD. :p

Actually, a true spear-point has the spine of the knife running symmetrically through the middle of the blade. The Spade (and the JYD) are drop-points.

Spear-point blade:
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ya know, the spade looks ALOT like the cyclone. thinner up the middle than the cy, but the blade shape is basically dead on.
 
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awesome looking blade!!

I'm down for any kind of KO/Kershaw collaboration(sp?), they've all been great thus far!
 
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Wrinkle, eh? Hmmm...like the handle a lot! The blade shape just hasn't spoken to me yet...
 
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I like the overall shape of the Spade.

I think it would probably be fairly popular as a production knife. It would certainly be great for the people that just don't like recurves.

Ken or Imp, is that a newer or older design?
 
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The Spade (and the JYD) are drop-points.

I would definitely call the Spade a drop point, but I would probably be more inclined to call the JYD a modified wharncliffe rather than a drop point. Not too much separating those two profiles for sure, though, either way you look at it.

I do think a Kershaw Spade would have been really cool, it has always been one of my favorite designs by Ken.
 
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I designed the Cyclone around the Spade blade. I did change it slightly just because I liked a little more width at the base of the blade. I call it a modified spear point but then again I can never seem to do anything without re designing . That blade shape is a real multi purpose performer. I like the way it works so well I have designed several knives utilizing different aspects of this blade shape. Glad you like it !!
 
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