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    For me, getting into a knife fight is the very last, of the last thing I want to do. Anyway, I have/had three Microtech knifes. The larger Tanto SOCOM blades were razor sharp, but my smaller VECTOR combo blade is my favorite. Since I use it for general cutting and not killing, it seems to be more useful. See post No. 10 in the thread below. BTW: I just sold and shipped out the two Tanto's this week.

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    For cutting thru plastic cord ties, fully serrated.

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    Like them both depending on the application.
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    I like both. Combo blades seem very good choice. My spydie Police is spyder edge (serrated). My Edura 4 is plain.

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    As I understand it, serrated cuts through flesh better.

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    this again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rmac58 View Post
    As I understand it, serrated cuts through flesh better.
    Hannibal Lektor prefers the non-serrated Harpy.

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    all around i like the combo edge, but for sd i prefer the plain edge less reason to snag in clothes all though i have been carrying my pentagon elite for sometime

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dupek View Post
    Hannibal Lektor prefers the non-serrated Harpy.
    Ha! Hollywood.
    I understand scalpels are smooth too, yet far sharper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbum View Post
    Both of mine are smooth and hair shaving sharp and are never used for anything but SD. Full size TDI and Kershaw Leek.
    I have both those blades...love em both
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    Quote Originally Posted by usmcjones View Post
    I really depends on what you are going to use your knife for. Serrated blades get caught up on things like cloth, and rope. If you have the money Grayman Knives can't be beat.
    I dont own a Grayman but the look like really nice blades
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    I have both. Depends on what I feel like bringing along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rmac58 View Post
    As I understand it, serrated cuts through flesh better.
    Don't know if it "cuts" better but serrated will leave a more devastating wound.
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    For years, I've stuck with smooth blades simply because that's what I grew up with. I became very proficient in sharpening them very well. It was never an issue. I was given a relatively inexpensive Benchmade Monochrome with a partially serrated blade as a gift several years ago, and became a fan of the pure utility. I carry both smooth and serrated, but only keep serrated blade knives in my cars in case I need to cut seatbelts, hoses, etc. If I'm in the woods, I have a multitool, a fixed blade Loveless Drop Point hunter (smooth), and the Benchmade Monochrome (partially serrated) for camp chores (cutting ropes/lines, etc.).
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    To echo what others have said:

    Straight blades are easier to sharpen on your own. Serrated are better for utility purposes- cutting rope, zip-ties, seat-belts, etc. For my fixed blade combat knife (Ka-bar American Legend), I went with the plain edge. My EDCs all have serrated. Even though they're all technically designed for military "combat" use, I primarily use them as utility tools. I find Tanto points can come in handy for a lot of utility use as well, though I'm not currently carrying one.

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