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by Edgewise » Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:06 pm, Post 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). Join our newsletter and get the latest tool reviews every week! Maximize Profits in Factory Manufactured Knife Collecting, Interview With Knife World Magazine Editor, Mark Zalesky, Traditional Pocketknives Come Full Circle. I vaguely remember seeing a picture of a knife with a clip point blade opposite a sheepsfoot blade, like a stockman without a spey blade. by gsmith7158 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:37 pm, Post What defines this blade is the hard break from the bottom blade to the front section. Is it that the improved pattern has a single backspring? Clip point is for big jobs, while the spey is mostly used to peel oranges. Wharncliffe Knife Vs Sheepsfoot Knife. There’s no shortage of fascination with the hawk bill blade design. That piqued our interest. Actually schrade made the improved Muskrat long before Mr. Hawbaker came along. Some knife blade shapes are designed for a specific purpose, such as skinning an animal, while others aim to be more utilitarian and useful for many purposes. It’s also about as close as you can get to a razor blade, making it great for opening up boxes and slicing through stiff cellulose material. FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon. Buck Sirius assisted open knife USA Made 0297PLS-B gun metal gray color . Pro Tool Reviews is a successful online publication that has been providing tool reviews and industry news since 2008. On the hunt for the best cordless impact wrench this [...]. Out of these, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. Get it as soon as Thu, Dec 10. If your grandfather or father gifted you a pocket knife, chances are it was a stockman. 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. A drop point knife also has much more belly to the edge which makes it superior at slicing tasks. When choosing a clip point vs drop point knife, you need to consider the pros and cons of each type. Clip Point. The comment form collects your name, email and content to allow us keep track of the comments placed on the website. This blade style excels at detail work towards the tip. by Old Hunter » Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:57 pm, Post Bottom left is Old Reliable, bottom right is what it looked like back in 1973. Copyright ©2008-2020 CD Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Ask knife related questions here. The Bowie knife has a clip point blade and clip-points are common on pocket knives and other folding knives. Benchmade 319 Proper Folding Knife 2.86" Sheepsfoot CPM-S30V Stainless Steel Blade Micarta Handle Brown Benchmade 318-2 Proper Folding Knife 2.82" Clip Point CPM-S90V Stainless Steel Blade Carbon Fiber Handle Black Benchmade 318 Proper Folding Knife 2.82" Clip Point CPM-S30V Stainless Steel Blade Micarta Handle Brown; Weight: 2.32 Ounce: 2.32 Ounce You probably don’t want to skin anything with these, however, as you only have that small front part of the blade to slide across material. The drop point uses thumb studs. This knife was made in the USA and has been discontinued for over a decade. It gives the most control because the dull back edge is made to be held by fingers. The "improved muskrat" branding doesn't seem to be related to the presence or absence of a Wharnie/different kind of blade on a muskrat. 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We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. One thing that seems to be elusive, however, is the purpose of knife blade shapes. I've always wondered what made a muskrat 'improved'. Because of this, the clip point knife is not as strong at the tip. The Byrd Rescue 2 and Spyderco Atlantic Salt knives we reviewed have a sheepsfoot design but with serrated edges. Old Hunter Silver Tier Posts: 7961 Joined: Mon Sep 19, … Buck Knives Cadet 2-1/2" Blade, Clip Point, Sheepsfoot, Spey, Rosewood Dymondwood Handle, Clam Average Rating: ( 4.4 ) stars out of 5 stars 10 ratings , based on 10 reviews Write a review I envisioned "opposite" in your question as "behind", sorry about that. There’s one key thing to note about Pro Tool Reviews: We’re all about the professional tool user and tradesman! Rough Rider also makes an Improved Muskrat: I just found this Queen KD66S in a long line of twin clip points. The clipped edge on the back of the knife is usually concave, but can also be straight. If you have questions, comments, or concerns regarding this program, contact us anytime! Because it has more of a flat front, it’s very difficult to pierce anything with this blade—making it great for rescue use or situations where you need to slice something without penetrating material. While the point is sharp, its not the focus of this blade and may be its weakest…well, its weakest point. Supposedly developed for cowboys and other herdsmen, the stockman is an American classic and includes three blades: clip point, sheepsfoot, and spey. The modified sheepsfoot of the C44 sees a lot more use than the plain edge as well, but that's due in part to the serrations. I would like to know if these knives are in current production or just vintage. The main purpose of a sheepsfoot blade is for cutting and slicing while minimizing the chances of anything accidentally being pierced by the point. Tweet; Contact Us. I recall a thread some years ago where there was speculation about the use of the term “improved muskrat” by Schrade on their 770T & 787 Open Stock muskrats. There’s blade material, handle material, size, weight, and of course features. In fact, manufacturers will often mislabel the blade style. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. You’ll see a lot of Japanese kitchen knives use this style of blade. Some clip point designs have a very fine point that can be quite delicate (this is especially common on pocketknives). 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,063. Blade Abbreviations Used by W.R. Case & Sons on Their Pocketknives, W.R. Case Knife Factory Pattern Number Reference Guide, W.R. Case & Sons Pocket Knife Age Identification, Remington Pocket Knife Pattern Number Reference Guide, European And Other Foreign Manufactured Knives. (Art In Stone), Colin Paterson adds scrimshaw to an ivory handled Case Russlock knife, All About Pocket Knives is a knife related resource center for buying, selling, researching, and discussing all things knives, Post These cookies do not store any personal information. What about the knife is different from a muskrat that is not 'improved'? by Paladin » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:09 am, Post In some cases, you want a knife that is perfect for slicing or cutting without worrying about controlling the point. There are certainly other types of blades, including the spear point, dagger, and all manner of interesting blade styles from China, Nepal, Japan, and other cultures. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. The clip point knife blade shape features a curved edge on both sides and a thin tip. It requires very little downward pressure to work, allowing you to simply pull along in a direction with one hand. They are particularly popular for survival-style knives (in addition to the tango blade). The clip point is a common blade shape, characterized by a spine with a front section that appears to be clipped off. The sheepsfoot also has a thumb hole like you'd find on Spydercos and similar to a few other brands (leatherman, Victorinox, someothers that don't currently come to mind). Want more? Like the straight back knife, a drop point blade is great for slicing and is typically easy to sharpen (as far as the shape influences that). Drop point- better for penetrating cuts, stabbing through thick materials etc. 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 by Tsar Bomba » Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:24 am, Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited. One of the favorite characteristics about a drop point style is the long cutting edge. Stainless clip, spey and sheepsfoot blades. The straight edge made it the easiest blade to resharpen. The sheepsfoot shape does not lend itself to being the greatest at cutting food. And...we'll even send you our "Best Tools for Your Hard-earned Dollars" white paper! by Edgewise » Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:52 pm, Post The trailing point knife is basically a fillet knife. This cut-out area can either be straight or concave and results in a fine point that’s ideal for precision tasks. Old Timer folding knives features classic styling making them an excellent gentleman's everyday pocket knife. 02. Schrade 125OT Old Timer Mustang Clip Point 4" Folding Pocket Knife + Sheath. This is the style of the Kershaw Blur knife, the Benchmade 580 Barrage knife, and also the CRKT Shenanigan knife. It’s also not good at stabbing since the point faces downward. That's why I love the lambsfoot, sheepsfoot, and Wharncliffe blades as well--and I have many knives with one blade that is of those patterns. Here's a rundown of two different styles. Visit The AAPK Image Gallery To See All Of Our Member's Pictures >, Colin Paterson Reworks An Elephant Toenail (re-handle / scrimshaw / filework), Mike Hoover puts stone slabs on a knife! This is the second best choice after drop point knife for most people. 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. Clip Point, Drop Point, Trailing Point? This type of blade takes a portion out of the back, which creates a second curved edge and a thinner tip. OH. The spay point is similar to the clip point, except that the curve of the blade and the clip are both so far out near the tip that penetrating anything is difficult at best. The drop point has a good flat grind that is overall a better cutter, but the higher position of the tip is a little less controllable. Confused yet? Tanto VS Drop Point. Free 2-day shipping. Uses a thumb stud for one handed opening. $22.72. 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As an Amazon Associate, we may earn income when you click on an Amazon link. by Edgewise » Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:21 am, Post After all, an accidental stabbing makes for a bad day, and you can avoid one by using a sheepsfoot blade.. In 2008, Clint founded Pro Tool Reviews followed by the landscape and outdoor power equipment-focused OPE Reviews in 2017. Similar in family to the carpet knife, the hawk bill blade does its cutting by pulling along the material. A very similar knife is currently made in the Orient under the same name and model number - haven't owned one so I cannot speak to the quality as compared to the original. The biggest defining characteristic is the tip, which actually pitches back upward beyond the back of the blade. A clip point knife is stemming from the days of the Jim Bowie, Alamo, who made the blade design popular. The Clip Point is similar to the Drop Point with one distinction. 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; Price: $11.02; Price as of 12/06/2020 19:20 PST Whereas the Wharncliffe has a spine that gradually tapers to a point, the sheepsfoot blade has a spine and edge that remains parallel until the spine more dramatically curves to the edge. The Wharncliffe also maintains the lack of “belly” on the blade, so it’s not the best type of knife if you want to slice in a “fillet” style (the tip will drag and do most of the work). Get it as soon as Thu, Dec 10. Genuine deer stag handles with nickel silver bolsters and inlay shield. It seems an unusual blade combination, but I agree with OH that the pattern variation has everything you need. Because of this, the clip point knife is not as strong at the tip. The Wharncliffe is widely mixed up with the sheepsfoot blade and lesser known lambsfoot blade. A clip point knife is similar to a straight back knife except that the unsharpened back edge of the knife stops about half way down the blade before dipping to the point in a curve or direct line. SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERSgoogletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1389975325257-0'); }); You’ll see a lot of straight back knives because they are extremely strong. The Wharncliffe blade is in the family of the sheepsfoot blade but with a more gradual decline towards the tip. $11.02 $ 11. It has … 2. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. Made in Germany. These knives are very popular for use as tactical weapons because of their strong tip and excellent ability to drive straight through tough material. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. by Edgewise » Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:29 pm, Post The earliest examples of Wharncliffe style blades date back to before there was actually a name for them. I vaguely remember seeing a picture of a knife with a clip point blade opposite a sheepsfoot blade, like a stockman without a spey blade. There are some Wharncliffe knives and sheepsfoot blades that do have belly like drop point blades or clip point knives, but they are normally customized. You have only to look at these knives to know the main feature of a clip blade. Pros of a Clip Knife. An “American Tanto” knife blade has a straight front edge while a “Japanese Tanto” knife blade will add some curve to that front edge. 02. Top. FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon. One that I can think of is the Schrade Old Timer, 93OT Wrangler. That is, they both feature a long slightly or non-sloped belly edge with a back that slopes toward the point. The main obvious difference between the tanto blade and a drop point blade is the difference in tip shape. Need an affordable and effective way to buy and sell knives online? $11.02 $ 11. It was even listed with two clip points, as if the sheepsfoot is a mistake. Improved Muskrat. by jerryd6818 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:07 pm, Post All knives feature Sawcut handle scales, brass pins, and nickel silver bolsters deliver a pleasing aesthetic that feels great in the hand. But opting out of some of these cookies may affect your browsing experience. OH, Deep in the guts of most men is buried the involuntary response to the hunter's horn, a prickle of the nape hairs, an acceleration of the pulse, an atavistic memory of his fathers, who killed first with stone, and then with club...Robert Ruark. 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,063. You have a lot of cutting control with these knives, and they’re simple to control without cutting too deep when slicing. A sheepsfoot blade also has a nice amount of surface area across the top and front, so you can grip it while using it and operate it with a good degree of control. Please answer some if you are an experienced collector! Sheepfoot- better as a safety blade to avoid stabbing things/people in rescue scenarios. Here's one that might fit the bill. The Clip Point gained massive popularity in America during the … We reviewed the Kershaw Needs Work knife which has a distinctive Wharncliffe blade. Drop point is on the left, clip point is on the right. Because of the smooth curves which are most likely to transit into knife’s suggestion, the standard knives don’t have sharp pointers. All skinning or fillet knives are trailing point blades. This makes it a perfect shape for your tactical or survival knife. 1. by orvet » Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:32 am, Post The pictures of the improved muskrats posted so far appeared to me to be Hawbaker muskrats, with the clip blade on one end and a long Wharncliffe blade on the opposite end. A clip point knife is similar to a straight back knife except that the unsharpened back edge of the knife stops about half way down the blade before dipping to the point in a curve or direct line. Most guys love the look of the tanto knife blade. Would love your thoughts, please comment. $30.45. Free shipping . Let Knife Depot help by providing an overview of the main blade shapes and the advantages and disadvantages of each. 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. Two popular knives we reviewed with this style blade would include the CRKT M16-12ZER EMT and the Kershaw Kuro 1835TBLKST. by Old Hunter » Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:43 am, Post Drop point model also has a saber grind, which is a flat V grind that goes half way up the blade's breadth. Clip Blade. How strange - normally the spey profile is alternately known as a budding blade -- just check that Vic and mentally remove the "hump" -- but, as the thread title suggests, that knife has a clip and a sheepsfoot. Thanks for helping us do what we love. There is an extensive history of the knives and Mr. Hawbaker in Sargent's 7th edition. Buy Buck Knives 0371BRS Stockman 2.875" Plain Blade, Clip Point, Spey, Sheepsfoot, Wood Grain Handle at Walmart.com More specifically, there was a style of fixed blade fighting knife used by Vikings and Saxons dating back to before the 11th century called the Seax. This style is very similar to that of the clip-point, however, this one has a stronger tip, and is actually less suitable for stabbing. The above blades, however, are the ones you’re most likely to encounter when making a typical purchasing decision. When he's not remodeling part of his house or playing with the latest power tool, Clint enjoys life as a husband, father, and avid reader. Please read and accept our website Terms and Privacy Policy to post a comment. Tanto. Since most blades curve up to a tip, you can have your knife at a slight angle and rock the knife from tip to handle as you are cutting food.This is difficult with a sheepsfoot or wharncliffe because you have to have the blade relatively flat against a material in order to slice it. It’s also excellent for slicing since the majority of the blade is simple to maintain along a cut line. Information I saw indicated that you must get permission from the Hawbaker family to use the Hawbaker Special name. Clip blades have for Centuries been the main blade in more knives than not. Instead of a convex curve, the Clip Point features a concave curve to the tip. ↳   Suggestions, Questions, Comments, Concerns, Alerts, Etc... ↳   Member Store Tips, Tricks & Instructions, http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rough-Rider-RR1 ... Swal5YJ~K8, http://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/con ... de-shapes/, https://books.google.com/books?id=LL_7w ... er&f=false. by Tsar Bomba » Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:55 pm, Post by gsmith7158 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:16 am, Post (S5) A sheepsfoot blade has a straight edge and a straight dull back that curves towards the edge at the end. Because of the way the tip of the knife is along the strong back of the knife, a straight back knife is good for driving forward into material. Originally developed for spay and neutering farm animals, these knives are a great choice for skinning animals where keeping the hide intact is a real concern. The sheepsfoot on my old 8OT has seen more use than the other two blades combined. $59.98 0 bids. 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. Here is a Northwoods I bought in the past year, so they may still be available - looks like a Hawbaker Muskrat to me, but Northwoods markets this knife as a "Square Back Muskrat". SHAPE A drop point is the perfect shape for a knife blade that needs to handle various butchering tasks like cutting, skinning, and carving. It can be used for small or hard-to-reach places. He has a degree in recording engineering and has been involved in multimedia and/or online publishing in one form or another for the past 21 years. The SOG contractor knives also include a nice folding hawk bill knife for slicing through construction material. Thanks. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. We love to review knives, particular EDC folding knives, but everyone has their preference. To be honest, unless you’re cutting linoleum or doing some pruning, this knife is really a brutal combat style knife that’s reminiscent of an animal’s talon or claw (hence the nickname of talon blade). There are a lot of available knife blade shapes, and we wanted to pen an article to go over a few of the most popular. Where it differs is that the unsharpened back of the blade drops down to the point instead of remaining flat across the top. by Dinadan » Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:06 am, Post Familiarizing yourself with these will give you  leg up in understanding the very things that make each blade unique and effective for whatever tasks you may wish to use them. It has a very smooth, gradual belly that makes short work of slicing along surfaces or separating thin materials. This gives it a slightly more penetrating point, but it’s still a good knife if you want to do cutting without much chance of forward penetration. I’ve owned a drop point blade knife more than any other knife. My Schrade 77OT has the etching on the master and yet still has a California clip for a secondary, just like most "traditional" muskrats. Having already covered knife blade grinds, this seemed like the next thing to tackle to help explain the various options available to consumers. So I would guess one would have to advertise the knife as being "in the style of the Hawkbaker Muskrat". I think this pattern variation is the perfect pocketknife - everything I need and nothing that I don't! Clint also heads up the Pro Tool Innovation Awards, an annual awards program honoring innovative tools and accessories across the trades. Thanks for clearing up the mystery Orvet, with one word, Hawbaker. One thing's for certain, Dale's got a pretty sweet heap of steel available. The blades are also typically easy to sharpen since they only have a single curve along the front. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. by orvet » Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:39 am, Post Sheepsfoot handles most of it. The advantages of one over the other is … The AAPK image gallery contains 7398 pictures for your viewing pleasure. These knives have varying degrees of “belly”, and you will see lots of variations on this—often referred to as a “modified drop point”. 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. Clip Point: The clip point offers some belly like a drop point or spearpoint blade, but in most cases, the clipped tip offers increased penetration over those blade styles. A Muskrat that is not as strong at the end avoid one using. An experienced collector choice after drop point style is the Schrade old Timer folding knives features styling... 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