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Pocket Knives: Plain Edge VS. Partially Serrated Edge

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There is no denying that variety is always a good thing since allows you to have more options but if you have too many options, the chances of getting overwhelmed and picking the wrong thing is relatively high. The same principle applies when it comes to pocket knives. With the sheer number of things to consider like the material of the blade, the size of the blade, the type of blade etc. It gets confusing and a lot of people forget a major aspect of pocket blades i.e. the edge of the blade.

We will only be comparing two types of blade edges today mainly the plain edge and the partially serrated (combo) edge. You can visit MAL Knives for more information and to look up reviews online.

Plain Edge Knives:


Plain edge knives, like the name implies, consists of no serrations, it is a standard plain knife. Plain edge knives have multiple uses like skinning and shaving animals. Because of its design it is normally used for push cuts since it allows for better control and maneuverability allowing for more accurate cuts. You can also sharpen the blade by yourself easily as opposed to sending it to the factory to get it sharpened.

However, plain edge knives cannot be used for things that require sawing motions or pull cuts.

Partially Serrated Edge Knives:
Partially serrated knives are considered to be the best of both worlds since they contain a plain edge along with a partially serrated area as well. This makes them a more versatile option since they can perform both push cuts and pull cuts that might require sawing motions.

However, the partially serrated knife, like the serrated knife becomes an issue when it comes to sharpening the blade. Secondly, if the serrations are placed in the wrong position, they inhibit the number of tasks you can perform.

To look up different partially serrated pocket knife models, you can refer to MAL Knives for more information.