Recurves; like them? hate them?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by danbot, Jul 9, 2019.

What is your opinion on recurved blades?

  1. I love 'em!

  2. I hate' em!

  3. I don't really care.

  1. theJman


    Sep 2, 2015
    Bushcraft/woodcraft/campcraft, depending upon what word you associate with outdoor activities (I've dubbed the knife WoodCrafter XL). I processed some small game with it too. For me a recurve seems to work well for a lot of what I use a knife for.


  2. FullMetalJackass

    FullMetalJackass Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 10, 2016
    I love them.
    Here are my 3 fave so far.



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  3. TheEdge01


    Apr 3, 2015
    I’m not really crazy about recurves mostly because I don’t like the way they look, plus it just feels awkward sharpening recurved blades.
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  4. Sharp & Fiery

    Sharp & Fiery Always Embellish Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 14, 2012
    I pretty much lose interest if the blade has a recurve...not sure why, ive always not been a fan. I think they look nice, especially on fixed blades...but just cant get myself to buy one.
    *shoulder shrug* :(
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  5. toal299

    toal299 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 17, 2017
    I don't mind a slight recurve but when it is very deep it makes it difficult for me to strop and sharpen the knife. The below knife is about as deep as I like my recurve to be and this one is very subtle.

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  6. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    I like recurve's :D
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    At least these 3 ;)
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  7. JupiterPaladin

    JupiterPaladin Gold Member Gold Member

    May 4, 2016
    My first "modern" folder had a mild recurve. I thought it looked awesome and using it a few times made it apparent that it served a purpose. The engineer in me approves! :thumbsup:
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  8. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Today's recurve;)

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  9. Pilot1

    Pilot1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2005
    Recurve doesn't bother me, but I don't seek it out. I have bought knives that just happen to have a recurve like the Benchmade 710 and ZT0301. They perform well, but most of my knives do not have recurve.
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