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Sheep's foot is technically reverse drop point

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Houlahound, Jul 19, 2019.

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  1. Houlahound

    Houlahound

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    Aug 2, 2017
    Sorry if this is too nerdy but a pure drop point is design wise the opposite of a sheep's foot with the sharp edge on the same side in both.

    By pure I mean no swedges, no tapering, parallel edge and spine etc.

    Agree or not?

    I am disagreeing with folks about what a drop point is, the word is being abused. Pretty much various people call anything a drop point.
     
  2. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Absolutely not.
    If you flipped a sheep's foot over you'd have a straight spine with no dropped point, a sheep's foot has to have a straight edge to be a sheep's foot blade.
    As far as I'm concerned there's no such thing as a " modified sheep's foot ", curved edge equals not a sheep's foot.
     
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  3. Houlahound

    Houlahound

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    Aug 2, 2017
    To me the drop point is how the belly changes direction to meet the spine.

    You seem to be implying the spine changes direction to meet the edge...Not valid.
     
  4. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    So what is your idea of a drop point? Examples? You say you disagree with people on what a drop point is, but so far it looks like you're on the wrong side of that disagreement.
     
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  5. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016

    The reason a drop point is called a drop point is because the spine drops down towards the tip to meet the edge.

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    A true sheeps foot has a straight edge so flipped over it would not “drop” to the point.
     
  6. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Flip this over and it would be like a sheepsfoot, so you think this is a drop point? Makes no sense.

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  7. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    if one flipped a sheepsfoot over as op is saying what would we call that? sodbuster?:)
     
  8. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    Straight spined knife. I have also heard it called a “normal” or “regular” point.
     
  9. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    In the past, when someone is looking for a Wharncliffe bladed folding knife, I have noticed people suggest Benchmades and ZT which in every case, were not wharncliffe blades.
     
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  10. Houlahound

    Houlahound

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    Aug 2, 2017
    So WTF is a scalpel blade then?
     
  11. Houlahound

    Houlahound

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    Aug 2, 2017
    Yes.
     
  12. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    There is no tip I have heard of called a scalpel tip.

    As far as I know a scalpel blade is just a blade that goes on the end of a scalpel.

    These are all scalpel tips.
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  13. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    No way, that would be a sheepscliff. Or Wharnfoot if you prefer...
     
  14. Blues Bender

    Blues Bender Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    That’s fine, but you’re still wrong.
     
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  15. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    No, so no
     
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  16. Planterz

    Planterz Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2004
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  17. Houlahound

    Houlahound

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    Aug 2, 2017
    Every Esse hunting knife ever, the spine barely deviates.
     
  18. GIRLYmann

    GIRLYmann

    Nov 7, 2005
    A pure sheeps foot is highly unlikely to
    have an efficient, or no stabbing point all.
    Traditionally, its point and edge is leveled
    In a stright line.
    That means no raised tip.
    It slices flatly from end to end.
    The moden interpretations for a sheeps foot
    probably arises (and its designation
    blurred) due to certain less than traditional
    modifications, centering around the tip area.
    Also when drop points are mentioned,
    I think a hunting knife with a curved belly
    and a piercing point.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drop_point
    Just my 2 cents.
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2019
  19. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    What about them? What question is this an answer to?
     
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  20. Houlahound

    Houlahound

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    Aug 2, 2017
    This reverse tanto is basically a sheep's foot. Swap the edge and spine and basically have a drop point. How can you not see that.
     
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