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Name That Blade: Will Woods Final Blade Show Photo Dump

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We’ve come to the end of Will’s Blade Show photobomb. He snapped pics of some pretty neat blades for us, including this vaguely zombie-themed offering from DPX Gear. Kudos to DPX for incorporating a modified Emerson opening hook which also opens beer bottles. Not that we recommend drinking and cutting . . .

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These Microtechs look like props from the next Mass Effect videogame, and if they’re not automatics I really hope that thumb-stippling works as good as it looks. But what’s up with these multiple grind profiles, side-by-side on a single blade?

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And continuing my science-fiction theme, this knife looks positively Klingon. Lieutenant Worf might use it to open his poscards from Mom.

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I find this design absolutely stunning. It manages to combine Asian, futuristic and Steampunk motifs in one concept. I’m sure I can’t afford it, but, wow.

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Yet more proof that 2013 is The Year Of The Flipper.

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Yet more multi-grind knives. Maybe somebody can explain why I’d want a blade like this, and how the hell I’d sharpen it.

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Mmm…Wilson Combat. ‘Nuff said.

Discussion

2 responses to ‘Name That Blade: Will Woods Final Blade Show Photo Dump

  1. Those grinds are designed to increase tip strength, while leaving the bulk of the grind thinner behind the edge for better slicing. As long as the edge itself was ground with a consistent angle, you should be able to sharpen normally, depending on your sharpening system/method, I suppose. Although, it seems to me that the portion with less steel behind the edge may wear faster with sharpening, leading to some aesthetic issues down the road.

    • The entire edge should be no smaller that the widest metal edge angle on the knife. If the blade honing angle at the widest part is 30 degrees, then the entire blade honing angle would be 30 degrees. I’m not sure that a 30 degree angle would benefit the thinner part of the blade. It would be madness to have to tend to two different hone angles on one knife.

      Maybe the proper response is, ‘Who cares, it’s totally bad-ass!”
      It looks suspiciously like an automatic, with that free-form button?
      If it is, you’ll probably have to part with 200+ samolians, to buy it.

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