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Your opinion: Which is more useful as a locking blade: Plain or serrated? 288

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Your opinion: Which is more useful as a locking blade: Plain or serrated?
« on: June 01, 2018, 06:20:01 PM »
So, I want to make a multi-blade knife. It's going to have a plain and a fully serrated blade in it. My question is, which is more useful as a locking blade? The plain or the serrated? Since this is an opinion thread, please post your reasoning. Thanks!

Charles
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Re: Your opinion: Which is more useful as a locking blade: Plain or serrated?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2018, 06:27:03 PM »
Serrated, because you might be using it to cut tougher stuff?  :think:
I dunno really, since I’ve never had a serrated Blade.  :D

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Re: Your opinion: Which is more useful as a locking blade: Plain or serrated?
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2018, 06:31:53 PM »
I like having both blades on a knife. Typically, they are both liner locked, or both slipjoint. If you have a choice, I´d say that it depends on the intended use of the blades. For most practical purposes, the lock should be on the plain edged blade because that´s the one you´ll be using for stabbing piercing.
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Re: Your opinion: Which is more useful as a locking blade: Plain or serrated?
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2018, 06:45:15 PM »
It depends what you want to do with the knife, whichever blade is most likely to be used under duress should probably have the lock.

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Re: Your opinion: Which is more useful as a locking blade: Plain or serrated?
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2018, 07:15:42 PM »
General camping and garage duties. Opening packages. Some fish filleting and possibly dressing a rabbit or two. Cutting thick nylon rope. Whittling down a walking stick or marshmallow skewer. Cooking. Eating a steak or pork chop.

Basically, I'm building a custom SAK with two blades, and I get to choose which blade I make the locking blade. I get two choices, and any of these can be made locking (though the clip point requires welding). My options are:

Clip point (Swissbuck and evo soft touch)
Fully serrated
Partially serrated
Plain spear point

If I use the clip point, then I can have clip point and one serrated blade next to each other, giving me a third backspring tool in a Wenger knife.

If I use two spear points, I'll have to keep them both on the outer layers. And I'll sacrifice a bottle opener and can opener, and have to use a combo tool... which is fine, but not as robust a pry tool or as good a can opener as the regular tools.

Charles.

 

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