Knives Illustrated

AN EDGY SUBJECT

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The subject of a single edge versus double edge has gone on for ages. A double edge knife does not have a lot of practical purposes as a tool. It is considered more of a weapon for selfdefens­e than something you would use on a regular basis. In most states, it is legal to own a double edge knife but not always allowed to be carried on your person because of their weapon-like characteri­stics. Another disadvanta­ge of the double edge knife is there is nowhere to rest your thumb to apply pressure like you would on a single edge knife. There are a few double edge knives that have such a place for your thumb, but it would be too easy for your thumb to slip over the blade and cut yourself.

The single edge knife, on the other hand, is better suited for everyday activities, whether is it at home, work, hunting, fishing, camping, or anywhere else a knife is needed. They come in a variety of sizes and styles to fit any need. They are also much safer to use and the laws regarding them are much more relaxed. So the choice is yours— choose wisely and enjoy your blade for years to come.

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