Spear Point & Wharncliffe.... Your thoughts.

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by 338375, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    I like the Eureka pattern a lot, have two both Tidioute as I almost always prefer Barehead knives. The pattern is very comfortable in the hand and I find the blade combination useful, on one of them I've altered the Coping into a small Wharncliffe.

    I like 'The Big Three' blades: Clip, Spear, Wharncliffe/Sheepfoot about equally. A lot depends on frame shape I don't much care for some GEC 73's with wide Spear as this can make them clumsy and fat looking when closed. As a European, I tend to favour single-blade knives and Leaf Drop-Point style of blade earn my liking. But as I said, I do like all 'The Big Three' on the right frame. Speys I find redundant, I was frankly rather surprised by the enthusiasm shown for the Spey TC Barlow. Fortunately, we are not all the same:D

    Thanks, Will


    Jan 29, 2007
    For your consideration gentlemen, the lowly leaf shape, preferred by discriminating users since the Stone Age.
    But like Knarfeng plastic clamshells not real ones or God Forbid, Walrus pelts are my daily challenge.

    So, this is the one I carry most.
    The Wharncliffe is peerless for piercing!
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2014
  3. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Nice Leaf blade meets leaves!


    Jan 29, 2007
    Thanks Will, they're dandy little knives, rock solid and ridiculously cheap. Like the Opie, everyone ought to have one.
  5. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Yeah, I like both. I'm not that discerning I guess.
  6. 338375


    Nov 4, 2006
    I like those Spear Points, and could see myself buying a knife I liked with that style of blade.
    The one in particular I am really having a hard time getting past is the Spear Point on the GEC 72 lockbacks. In my eye, they are a little extreme, and look really out of proportion. I don't really care for the way they look when closed either. If the blades on the 72's were shaped similar to your Queen, I would be buying another new one.

    Feel free to keep adding pictures of other knives with Spear Point blades everyone , so we can see more differences in design. Besides, pictures are good...
  7. rinos


    Feb 17, 2008

    It's my favorite pattern too :thumbup:
    spear point looked little strange(for me ),but once i started using it i started to loving it,having Wharncliffe and spear i'mwaiting for one with clip point to complete trio ;)
  8. neeman


    Apr 5, 2007
    Sheepsfoot is a very popular blade in English penknives
    The British Army Clasp knife has a sheepsfoot

    And as an electician in NYC we carried a skinning (cables) knife that was a sheepsfoot
  9. Coonskinner


    Mar 28, 2001
    The Wharncliffe is an incredibly beautiful blade shape.

    The spearpoint isn't near as pretty but is probably more versatile.
  10. akadave2

    akadave2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Both blade styles have been around as long as the Clip and Sheepsfoot and are as traditional as you get. I was cold about the Wharncliffe but when I got one and used it, Im a convert. Way better than the clip for everyday home/office chores of cutting open packages, bags, twine, mail etc.

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