Poll: preferred knife edge treatment

Poll: preferred knife edge treatment

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View Poll Results: What type of SD knife blade edge do you prefer?

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  • Smooth blade

    91 54.17%
  • Fully serrated blade

    2 1.19%
  • Partially serrated, partial smooth blade

    75 44.64%
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    Poll: preferred knife edge treatment

    Ok, I'll try to post a poll for the 1st time, what type of blade edge do you prefer?


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    I use my blades for daily task as well as tactical purposes so I prefer smooth... unlike serrated, I can at least resharpen a smooth blade.
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    I chose the half and half. I have a couple knifes like that and find them to be very versatile.
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    Plain edges only for me. A serrated edge won't do anything a good, sharp plain edge won't, and serrated edges are a pain to sharpen.

    I really hate combo edges. They're the worst of both worlds, IMO.

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    Disenfranchised again; you forgot a poll choice for those us us who carry a knife of each type. I prefer my conventional edges conventional, and my serrated edges serrated. My toolbox includes both standard and Phillips screwdrivers, and both pliers and wrenches. Why try to carry one knife to do everything?

    That being said, sometimes I favor a knife that is not available fully serrated, and must settle for a partial/combo edge.

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    Plain edge please.

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    I vote smooth, easier for me to sharpen
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    Carry knives:
    For SD only - Smooth only,
    For SD and Utility - Smooth and Serrated,
    Don't have a use for Serrated only.

    Kitchen knives are another story...

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    I prefer smooth edged blades myself. Serrated blades have limited use and are more difficult to sharpen. I love my carry knives (both manual and automatic).

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    I checked serrated, but like both smooth and serrated...depends upon need. My Kershaws are all smooth, but my Ka Bar is half and half.
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    Sorry Rexter, can't please everyone. however I did say self defense knife.
    Last edited by surefire7; October 30th, 2009 at 10:46 PM. Reason: typo

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    Always chose smooth and keep them sharp!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
    I use my blades for daily task as well as tactical purposes so I prefer smooth... unlike serrated, I can at least resharpen a smooth blade.
    I stock a sharpener for serrated blades, it looks like a round file and had diamonds impregnated in it. You just use it like a file, easy.

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    Smooth...Spyderco Endura...
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    i carry both, a smooth folder and a half and half fixed blade.

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