Pivot knife: Are both sides supposed to be sharp?

Discussion in 'Delta-Z Knives' started by Mark_E_Wallace, Feb 20, 2003.

  1. Mark_E_Wallace


    Jan 13, 2003
    I received a nice pivot knife from Delta-Z last week, and one side isn't sharpened.

    Is this the way it's supposed to be? Pardon if this is a dumb question, but I'm not used to seeing a blade where both sides aren't ground.


  2. Clydetz


    Dec 1, 2001

    Nothing wrong with your 360 Pivot knife. I have 2 ground on one side only, with 3 more on the way. I'm sure that's the way they're supposed to be - a chisel grind. On a knife like this, it serves its purpose and also keeps the cost down. Barnaby @ Delta Z is great in fielding any questions so you'll probably hear from him soon.
  3. Mark_E_Wallace


    Jan 13, 2003
    I just don't know knives very well. What's the intent in having just one side ground?
  4. BarnZ


    Aug 2, 1999
    There are several reasons for choosing a chisel grind... which I'm not going to give a lesson here. In terms of the Pivot, it was NOT for cost, irrelevant on a knife of this value. It was for safety primarily (how it nests in the handle), and how that effects the look as well when the knife is in the closed position.

    Good question :)
  5. Mark_E_Wallace


    Jan 13, 2003
    Well, thanks for the responses so far. I do appreciate it.

    Certainly don't expect a tutorial from anyone on the point of a chisel grind. Can someone at least point to a FAQ or webpage that discusses such stuff?

    Thanks again,

  6. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod

    Apr 6, 2000
    Mark, if you look up at the very top line of any Bladeforums.com page, you will see TUTORIALS/FAQ. I recommend you check out these Frequently Asked Questions, especially this information on blades by Joe Talmadge. It will answer your question about the chisel grind, and other questions you haven't thought of yet.

    Always read anything by Joe Talmadge! :)
  7. z17813


    May 21, 2002

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