Serated or straight edged?

Discussion in 'Knives & Edged Items' started by wpage, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. wpage

    wpage Active Member

    Aug 25, 2009
    Whats your choice in blades. Straight or serrated?
     
  2. SARG

    SARG Member

    321
    Mar 25, 2007
    Northeast
    Serrated for rope and cardboard...... Plain for everything else. Some of the combo blades are useful as well.

    I recently learned how to determine if your edge needs work. Just take the cutting edge and push lightly on your fingernail. If it digs in the edge is good. If it slides it needs work.

    I probably have over a hundred edge tools and never knew the trick.
     

  3. Terry_P

    Terry_P New Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    NH
    Straight edge for me.
     
  4. Oneida Steve

    Oneida Steve Well-Known Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Upstate NY
    Straight edge only. I don't like serated blades at all. Won't buy one, won't use one.
     
  5. Insulation Tim

    Insulation Tim Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Ohio
    Unless you are cutting bread....straight edge only for me.
     
  6. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Indiana
  7. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    For most applications, straight edge here too.
     
  8. tim peterson

    tim peterson Member

    340
    Oct 2, 2008
    COLORADO
    All my life its been straight blade had no need of a serrated. Then I was given a Cutco serrated hunting knife. Cutco calls it the Double D this is there Disgin on serrated. I have been hunting, fishing , and trapping for a long time and own 20-30 diffrent knives. But the Cutco is the best I have ever used!!!
     
  9. Nalgi

    Nalgi New Member

    24
    Jan 4, 2010
    West Coast
    Straight, Dude Im Straight
     
  10. The_Rifleman

    The_Rifleman Active Member

    955
    Feb 10, 2010
    Ohio
    Straight. Simply because I can sharpen it with a stone from the ground.
     
  11. Ditto, the only time a serrated edge could be handy is cutting rope in a hurry but I have never had a problem cutting it with my straight edge blades as long as I have a good working edge on it.
     
  12. flintlock

    flintlock Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2007
    Upstate NY
    A straight edge works best for me. And a lot less time needed to sharpen it.
     
  13. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    That "sharp change in angle" is called a Tanto, and is very useful for a lot of things, but was designed for rapid penetration.

    I'm another that likes straight edges blades, much easier to sharpen.
     
  14. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    I prefer a sharp straight edge. I have never liked a serrated in any form, except for a bread knife, which is better on freshly made bread.
     
  15. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Indiana
    I thought that, and even had it typed in at first, but then I doubted myself and tried to look it up, and I couldn't find that name attached to any of them, so I took it out. Thanks for the confirmation.

    I never have any trouble with sharp blades. My wife loves to sharpen blades, and she even has the patience with an angled file to to do the serrations properly. :)