A great example of a hawk bill knife is the Milwaukee Fastback hawkbill knife which we previewed—perfect for cutting back cable insulation or slicing through cellulose. An “American Tanto” knife blade has a straight front edge while a “Japanese Tanto” knife blade will add some curve to that front edge. If you have questions, comments, or concerns regarding this program, contact us anytime! That is, they both feature a long slightly or non-sloped belly edge with a back that slopes toward the point. by Edgewise » Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:29 pm, Post So I would guess one would have to advertise the knife as being "in the style of the Hawkbaker Muskrat". This type of blade takes a portion out of the back, which creates a second curved edge and a thinner tip. One thing's for certain, Dale's got a pretty sweet heap of steel available. Free shipping . All skinning or fillet knives are trailing point blades. Thanks for clearing up the mystery Orvet, with one word, Hawbaker. One of the favorite characteristics about a drop point style is the long cutting edge. While the point is sharp, its not the focus of this blade and may be its weakest…well, its weakest point. 02. The clipped edge on the back of the knife is usually concave, but can also be straight. After all, an accidental stabbing makes for a bad day, and you can avoid one by using a sheepsfoot blade.. You have only to look at these knives to know the main feature of a clip blade. In today’s world of Internet news and online content, we found that more and more professionals researched a large majority of their major power tool purchases online. Thanks. SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERSgoogletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1448375265475-0'); }); The sheepsfoot blade is named after its shape—which vaguely resembles one half of a sheep’s cloven hoof (viewed from the top). (S5) A sheepsfoot blade has a straight edge and a straight dull back that curves towards the edge at the end. Schrade 125OT Old Timer Mustang Clip Point 4" Folding Pocket Knife + Sheath. The clip point is a common blade shape, characterized by a spine with a front section that appears to be clipped off. Ask knife related questions here. Confused yet? Two popular knives we reviewed with this style blade would include the CRKT M16-12ZER EMT and the Kershaw Kuro 1835TBLKST. The above blades, however, are the ones you’re most likely to encounter when making a typical purchasing decision. Because of this, the clip point knife is not as strong at the tip. Top. Some clip point designs have a very fine point that can be quite delicate (this is especially common on pocketknives). Clip Point. One thing that seems to be elusive, however, is the purpose of knife blade shapes. Clip Blade. 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,063. I envisioned "opposite" in your question as "behind", sorry about that. Buck 375 pocket knife 2 plain edge blades wood handle 1 sheepsfoot 1 clip point in Collectibles, Knives, Swords & Blades, Collectible Folding Knives, Modern Folding Knives, Factory Manufactured | eBay The shape is a little different from the common spear blade, the point drops a bit more with a remarkable change in shape and attractiveness. Imperial IMP16S Stockman 5.9in Stainless Steel Traditional Folding Knife with 2.5in Clip Point, Sheepsfoot and Spey Blade and POM Handle for Outdoor Hunting Camping and Everyday Carry. Here's one that might fit the bill. What about the knife is different from a muskrat that is not 'improved'? Clip point is for big jobs, while the spey is mostly used to peel oranges. There’s a lot of debate as to the origin of the Wharncliffe blade and name, but in either case the name is a relatively modern one as far as history is concerned. Beyond the back, which creates a second curved edge and a thinner tip people seems. 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