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His Royal Hiney
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I used to like serrated edge because they can cut a lot longer without being sharpened. Then I learned how to sharpen and now prefer straight edged knives. If I still have a serrated knife and I needed to sharpen it, I would simply sharpen it towards a straight edge.



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I actually only bought this knife to experience the action of the switch / actuator vs a Microtech.
I didn’t want yet another black handled knife and this partial serrated blade was the only double edge blade in non-black they had in stock.
My time is not spent cutting rope, line or seatbelts so I have no practical use for this type of edge. But as it goes it’s a decent hollow ground serration.
If you’re a “right tool for the right job” type of person, serrated blades aren’t for everyone. YMMV







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The serrations on a knife blade act like stressrisers, if you get the knife in a bind and put any lateral stress on the blade the fracture will start from one of the serrations. As they are usually in the back area of a blade they make the part that needs to be toughest actually the weakest.
 
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Hey, Ed. Good to see you. Merry Christmas.

You guys should listen to Ed. He's forgotten more about knives than the rest of us will ever know.
 
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That is an interesting tidbit I had never heard. But makes sense.



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Hello Para and thanks for the welcome. Hope to see you at Blade next summer. Merry Christmas to you my friend.
 
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Thanks, Ed. Here's hoping things are more back to normal by then. Smile
 
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