Blade options

Saw teeth

The saw teeth I offer are used for scoring wood and bone or for sawing small limbs. Don't expect to saw through a cord's worth of wood with them, they aren't made for that sort of thing.

Saw teeth face forward for a push cut on most models. They work best in combination with a full height grind and thinner steel. They may be angled or straight (or even a combination of both), I'm constantly experimenting with saw teeth and improving them.

saw teeth

 

Come standard on the M14 Thunderbolt at no extra charge

Saw teeth  on knives with blade length of 5" or less = $10.00

Saw teeth on knives with blade length of more than 5" = $25.00

No extra charge on full tang knives with pommel plates

Not available on certain models. Just ask if you have a specific model in mind for the saw teeth option. 

 

Serrations 

If you've never used serrations to make wood shavings then you're missing out.  I can make twice as many shavings (in about half the time) with serrations as without. If you don't like them on your main edge you can always get a Commando grind and have the serrations put on the spine. Just flip the knife over and make your shavings. 

Commando grind with Serrations.

Commando grind with Serrations.

On main edge $15.00

On blade spine (when available) $20.00

No extra charge on full tang knives with pommel plates

Fullers

Fullers (sometimes called blood grooves) are surrounded by inaccurate information. Some people will tell you that when you stab someone, fullers break the suction so you can pull the knife out. Pure fantasy, it's just not true and has no basis in actual fact. Others will tell you that fullers strengthen the blade, pointing to the the similar shape of an I-beam. Everyone knows I-beams are made to strengthen a single piece of steel, so therefore the I-beam shape increases the knife's strength. Sounds good, but I-beams make flat steel stronger by ADDING metal to the top and bottom of a single piece. Fullers are made by REMOVING metal (either by milling or forging). I'm no engineer but I'm fairly certain you can't strengthen steel by removing material from it.

Fullers are for looks, and that's enough of a reason to get them. They look great. They may lighten the knife slightly but that's hardly a benefit when you're talking about something that weighs so little already. I love fullers personally, I think they give a great traditional look to a knife without adding benefit or much detraction in strength. 

The type of fuller you get depends on the grind you choose. 

Half height grind with fullers

Half height grind with fullers

Varied grind with fullers

Varied grind with fullers

On blades 5" or less $20.00

On blades over 5" $25.00

No extra charge on full tang knives with pommel plates

 

 

 

 

 

 

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