What are these for?

What are these for?

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    What are these for?

    Ive seen this type of knife many many times and as it isn't what I would use for any real world situations, however I've always wondered if those silly reversed spikes actually serve a purpose or are they just for show? I would probably more than likely stick my hand with one.
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    Holy pointed things Batman.....its a grapple.
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    Protect your knuckles when fighting. If I'm not mistaken, they can be reversed to add to the wound channel if you plunge the knife to the hilt.
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    Hmmmm that would also work but seriously it's a grapple. Hole at the end at the pommel is for your line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit212 View Post
    Hmmmm that would also work but seriously it's a grapple. Hole at the end at the pommel is for your line.
    I thought about that but wasn't sure. Is that a guess?

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    Nope Honest Injun that is what they are for, will it work?? I sure wouldn't want to try and find out.
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    They are for fantasy fighters who never were trained in knife fighting. They are to make you think you have an edge, but in a knife fight the only edge that matters is the one on the blade.

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    I'm not kidding it's a grapple!!!
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    Lol maybe for fantasy grappling but it was designed as a grapple.
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    Yes, it is indeed a grapple and it was marketed as a survival knife, not a fighter. The hollow handle is a bit of a tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit212 View Post
    Lol maybe for fantasy grappling but it was designed as a grapple.
    Are you sure sure, pinky swear sure, or just kind of sure?

    (Had to like the repeated string of “guys, seriously, it’s a grapple; a crappy grapple, but still a grapple.” - paraphrased)

    Actually saw a dude at a gun show once telling a prospective shopper how the hooks store in the handle, and with some 550 cord he could grapple a limb and climb a tree to hunt out of. I ended up stifling a laugh, poorly.
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    Sooo next question: who knows the purpose of the large serrations?

    (AF guys, don’t give it away quickly, someone else probably knows the reason too)
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    Quote Originally Posted by graydude View Post
    Sooo next question: who knows the purpose of the large serrations?

    (AF guys, don’t give it away quickly, someone else probably knows the reason too)
    They're part of the grapple.

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    Saw just a stab at it ; )
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    I know ! I know !
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