Knives from G10, carbon fiber, kydex etc.


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Sox
May 22, 2014, 10:23 PM
Gang, just how sharp are these non metallic knives/weapons one see like the G10 La Griffe etc? Can they in fact be sharpened to any measurable degree? Which is the most easily sharpened?

Thanks,

Dave

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hso
May 23, 2014, 10:42 AM
There's a good reason that many composite material knives use a metal layer and that's because there are limits to just how "sharp" you can make any purely composite edge that are far below that of the steel/titanium/cobalt alloy edge.

They're good lightweight stealth carry defensive knives with the express limitation of not being good slashers if all they have is an edge of carbon fiber/G-10/micarta. Add a thin metal edge supported by the composite body and they become better defensive tools. Are they a substitute in a utility role? They're pretty limited and not their intended purpose.

Valkman
May 23, 2014, 04:33 PM
My understanding is that those knives are a "last ditch" type of weapon, designed to be used once.

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