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Wide fullers on knives

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Kookla, Dec 30, 2018.

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  1. Kookla

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    I like a nice fuller on a knife, especially a fixed blade hunting knife; they do an important job and look good.

    That’s a big fuller on that Russell knife!
     
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    Do bayonets count as well? The fuller on this cut-down M1905 bayonet made by AHF (American Fork and Hoe), isn't very wide or deep but it sure is long!

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    Wikipedia is telling me that a fuller is for weight savings and isn’t a blood groove, but I know that the fuller on a hunting knife will help keep blood away from the handle while gutting and cleaning. ???
     
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    They never served any "blood" purpose. That's just a silly myth that guys came up with that didn't understand the forging process or value in saving weight.

    If you found a fuller helped keep the grip cleaner it was coincidental. I suspect other design elements played a role as well.
     
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    Bayonets surely count.
     
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