serations suck

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  1. flashcan556

    flashcan556

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    Aug 31, 2019
    i dont wanna eat my pocket lint. rarely ever wash my edc blade. ymmv
     
  2. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    A knife is only sanitary if its owner makes it so.
     
  3. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    Do you really envision your pocket knife as a self defense tool? There are probably 20 or 30 better choices for that.
     
  4. flashcan556

    flashcan556

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    Aug 31, 2019
    i certainly see my wave folder carried leftside as a viable self defense option should an assailant , injury or other obstruction have my aiwb ccw pistol pinned or otherwise unusable in a fray.
     
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  5. Cogam87

    Cogam87

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    May 5, 2019
    While the majority of my knives are plain Edge, seeing how many people like serrated makes me think perhaps I should pick up a fully serrated knife.

    Have a partial and am not a huge fan of it.

    Keep up the great thread everyone!
     
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  6. Applecider3

    Applecider3 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 4, 2019
    So what is the knife with serrations that one should get if only having one serrated knife?

    Say three months of the year are spent near salt water, and a common use is hacking at small trail brush for the remainder of the year. I think I’d want a full serrated blade if going serrated and just carry a second plain edge. So one serrated blade for edc.
     
  7. Pr3inar

    Pr3inar

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    Oct 17, 2015
    I have 2, Tasman Salt and Native Salt. I prefer the Native: FFG, lightweight, sexy, (relatively) thin leaf shaped blade.
     
  8. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Something from the spyderco Salt series in H1. I prefer a larger folder so the Pacific Salt is often my choice but I do use others on occasion. Do a search and read up on why H1 steel and serrations are a perfect match.
     
  9. Backroad Joe

    Backroad Joe

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    Aug 26, 2019
    I don't have any firm convictions on serrated blades. I do find it interesting how things change. For several hundred years sailors would lay a line (rope) on a firm surface, place their blade over it and smack it with a mallet or other available item. Repeatedly pounding until severed. The most experienced could lay it on the wooden deck and cut all but the last fibers, not marring the deck because the 1st mate would be pounding on their head if they did.
     
  10. ScooterG

    ScooterG You mean Ireland? Yeah, it’s mine. Platinum Member

    Mar 15, 2016
    Picture time with Scooter!

    My most carried knife of 2019 is 1.24oz and fits great in my coin/watch pocket:
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    It’s a great companion to my main carry knives:
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  11. Korean Hog

    Korean Hog Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2017
    Same one has a dedicated spot in my tool pouch and is super handy for working with wires. Serrations shred insulation and plastic easier than a plain edge.
    Plain edge required for some things but serrations cut much easier for lots of things too.
     
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  12. DocJD

    DocJD

    Jan 29, 2016
    :) Could you list them , please ? All 30 .

    And please don't include anything that you won't always carry . o_O
     
  13. Planterz

    Planterz Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    I've earnesly been considering getting one of these. My secondary EDC for years has been a plain edge Tasman Salt. For a time I carried serrated one, but found that it tended to tear rather than cut, probably due to the smaller serrations being closest to the tip rather than the larger scallop. I've also carried a serrated Atlantic Salt, but I prefer the hawkbill for my uses. How does the Dragonfly do when cutting open plastic bags, box tape, cardboard, etc when cutting towards the tip? Does it slice or simply tear? For me overall lenght/cutting edge is less important than control with cutting towards the tip. I'm considering changing because the plain edge Tasman Salt simply doesn't hold an edge very well, while (like many of us) have had great results with serrated H-1.
     
  14. ScooterG

    ScooterG You mean Ireland? Yeah, it’s mine. Platinum Member

    Mar 15, 2016
    It still tears some...you need to be precise with it if using the tip like that, but that’s what my other knives are for. I had the Tasman before this too (lives in the glovebox now). The DF is just so much lighter/smaller and convenient to carry.
     
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  15. Planterz

    Planterz Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    Thanks.
     
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  16. JJHollowman

    JJHollowman Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 16, 2016
    Lemme guess: you're a plastic silverware and paper plate man.
     
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  17. DocJD

    DocJD

    Jan 29, 2016
    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    Spyderco H1 Serrations are the damned best. They will straight up, eat up and go through anything. They really make quick and nasty work out of flesh too, they are freaking sharp. I will never go on any type of boat without my serrated Salt.
     
  19. flashcan556

    flashcan556

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    Aug 31, 2019
    occasionally but mostly a peel my boiled eggs with me fingers and use real fork and plate for my evening meatloaf kinda man.
     
  20. crom

    crom

    Mar 29, 2007
    I baton my bread actually.
     
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