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Knives from G10, carbon fiber, kydex etc.

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Sox, May 22, 2014.

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  1. Sox

    Sox Member

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    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
     
  2. hso

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    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.
     
  3. Valkman

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    My understanding is that those knives are a "last ditch" type of weapon, designed to be used once.
     
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