Dumb question

Discussion in 'Knives & Edged Items' started by dou2a, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. dou2a

    dou2a New Member

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    So here's one coming from a less than amateur guy.

    Knives with two edges, one that is sharpened, the other that is saw-like. What's the other side used for exactly?
  2. jack404

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    1st up , no such thing as a dumb question..

    a cutting edge on one side and a saw on the other is very usefull

    say you shoot a rabbit you skin it and go to cut up the peices but the tendons are bloody and slipery and the blade dont cut well the saw section will cut the tendons easier at the joint

    in survival you can use the saw to cut wood to make things , traps etc , its also good for cutting heavy synthetic ropes better than the blade will

    lot's of uses

    This is one i won here ( they have some great giveaways here !!!)

    and as you can see i've use it a lot since, leg joints on deer and goats are real easy with the saw blade

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  3. Alpo

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    That one Jack's got might actually have a use.

    The one on this
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    was designed for aircrewmen to saw themselves out of an aluminum airplane, after it crashed.

    These
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    are just to look bad-ass. Theoretically you could cut a branch with it, if you were trying to survive in the woods, but usually those teeth don't work very good.

    Back in the olden days, this knife would be useful to a swordfighter. He'd have a sword in one hand and the knife in the other, and he could use the knife to catch the other guy's blade. If he knew what he was doing, he could break the other guy's blade.
  4. jack404

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    yeah the rambo knives, been given two of them and the teeth are a hassle

    teeth a tad bigger than hacksaw blades i've found the best

    cut though the flesh with the blade and saw the joint through and put aside and do the other leg .. roo and deer tendons and joints are tough , those big teeth just catch more than they cut

    and thank you again to TFF and the contributors for the knife

    i'm giving it a real work out now
  5. stede

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    Like Jack sez, the sawback can be very useful.
    But if you're considering such a knife, keep in mind that some sawbacks are mostly ornamental- they look wicked but don't function well as saws.
    Before you buy it, check that the teeth are sharp and have a 'set'- that they're slightly wider at the tip than the base.
  6. stede

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    Hah! Alpo beat me to it...
  7. dou2a

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    Well thanks guys, that helped.
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    no worries! now i'll wash the wall ..
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