January 21, 2012, 01:35 PM
I am ordering a Grohmann knife and the model i am interested in comes in a "flat grind" as well as a "regular" grind?? I read everyhting on their website and i dont think i really know what the difference is or what is preferable..I love knives...and have a few but in reality you couldnt fill a thimble with my knowledge of them..also if anyone has experience or comments on this particular brand id love to see that too...thanks fellas!!.............jim
January 21, 2012, 03:16 PM
There isn't really a regular grind. They probably mean Saber grind. Flat grind typically creates the least resistance while cutting, regardless of "sharpness," because overall the knife is thinner, especially at the spine.
Most people, if they dislike flat grind, dislike is because of the aesthetics (more plain and less stylized), or they see it as compromising strength at the spine and tip.
Spec ops Grunt
January 21, 2012, 04:29 PM
Grinds are to the knife community as "stopping power" is to the gun community.
Lots of opinions.
January 21, 2012, 04:42 PM
Take a look at this: http://www.spyderco.com/edge-u-cation/knifeanatomy.php
Scroll way down the page and you'll see a set of drawings of lots of different blade grind styles with a brief description for each.
Full-flat is a great slicing blade. Saber grinds are stronger, in theory. Convex grinds are very common as they sort of combine the sliciness of a thin blade with the spine strength of a saber type blade. "Appleseed" or tear-drop grinds are quite strong and great for a blade that might do some chopping. Etc...
January 21, 2012, 07:27 PM
Flat grinds start at the spine and are flat to the cutting edge while saber grinds start part of the way down from the spine towards the edge and then to the edge.
January 21, 2012, 07:40 PM
Thanks guys!!! between your comments and the link i think i have a better understanding of grinds.. now only thing left is comments on this brand
January 21, 2012, 08:36 PM
Great company making great knives.
January 23, 2012, 05:16 PM
Flat grind is just what it sounds like. As for 'regular' are sure you don't mean 'hollow ground'? That is when the blade is slightly concave.
January 23, 2012, 05:36 PM
coondogger.....i see know that initially they say: Outdoor Blade Grinds (Regular Classic Grind VS New Flat Grind).........farther down it explains that "regular" is sabre ground....sorry. my fault for not looking completely..thank you
Spec ops Grunt
January 23, 2012, 06:01 PM
I'd also point out that grind terminology isn't universal. I know some companies vary grind names a bit.