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Old 05-12-2011, 10:42 AM   #11
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:44 AM   #12
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We don't know anyone here who gets really crazy
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Old 05-12-2011, 11:05 AM   #13
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Haha! Okay, we might get crazy- but we limit it to stuff we can fix.

Luckily for me I can fix almost anything.
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Old 05-12-2011, 02:09 PM   #14
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One of the benefits of it being such a crappy knife is that I am not scared to try stuff on it to make it better. I seriously doubt I could make it much worse.
well, making it worse it is not hard....

here's the issue:
a "double bevel" at 15 degrees gives you a cutting edge with an included angle of 30 degrees.

going to a single/one sided bevel gives you an included angle of 15 degrees.
a slight back bevel of 1-2 degrees will increase the included angle, but . . .

the question is whether the blade material / metallurgy will 'support' a 15 degree included angle edge.

absolutely no question that a single side bevel of 15' is "sharper" than a double/both side bevel of included angle 30'. question is, for how long? or under what circumstances... if you're on the trail and only slicing ripe tomatoes, not likely to be an issue. how many pounds of ripe tomatoes do you pack? vs. how often do you shave down (dry) wood for kindling?

glitch is, when you're on the trail and don't have your sharpening equipment in the backpack.... will the 15' edge stand up or go to mush?
I'll take a double sided 30' included sharp knife on any mountain top vs. a rolled over dull single sided 15' bevel . . .

not familiar with that specific knife, some real life experimenting is required . . .
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Old 05-12-2011, 02:16 PM   #15
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This is not a knife I will be using on the trail. This knife will be used for slicing through packing tape to open boxes and cutting tags off new clothes and stuff like that.
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This is not a knife I will be using on the trail. This knife will be used for slicing through packing tape to open boxes and cutting tags off new clothes and stuff like that.
I use scissors and a utility knife for those tasks.
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I like having something in my pocket for those or similar tasks. I am not always somewhere that I have scissors or a utility knife handy.
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I know what you mean. I carry a little Swiss Army Knife for those times. It's crappy steel but very versatile with the combination of tools it provides.
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I know what you mean. I carry a little Swiss Army Knife for those times. It's crappy steel but very versatile with the combination of tools it provides.
You never know when you are going to need micro scissors and a toothpick

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You never know when you are going to need micro scissors and a toothpick

Don't forget the tweezers, bottle opener, screwdriver, fingernail file.
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