Extra features on a knife

extra features on a knife

Extra features on a knife you should consider.

Extra features on a knife,There are plenty of small extra features that in theory should be on more knives out there. things that aren’t difficult to implement and generally add a bit more utility to the tool without sacrificing any of the tool’s efficiency in doing it’s primary function in this case its chopping and or cutting things  but these small extra features simply aren’t added to the vast majority of folding and or fixed blade knives. why? I’m not sure at all it could be a matter of law or perhaps no one wants these extra features and i’m the odd man out in this particular situation. Whatever the case may be i’m still genuinely confused as to why these features don’t appear on more knives. Here is a small list of the Extra features on a knife i’m talking about.

Glass breaker: This feature applies mostly to folding knives you could add it to fixed blades but i don’t see much of a point to that. You’ll probably never use this thing. But then again you just might use it, who knows. All i know is it’s nice to have just incase you may need it, and it’s not like it’s difficult to implement. It’s a small cone shaped piece of hardened steel. it takes up virtually no extra space in your pocket. It rarely, if ever gets snagged on the way out of your pocket. Seems like a perfect feature doesn’t it? it adds extra functionality to the tool without compromising its usability, and can be used for plenty of other things. granted most of those tasks are crushing something but still a versatile tool to crush things with. why it isn’t implemented in more knives is beyond me, i suppose that it could be because this feature does raise some red flags when it comes to law enforcement they see it as a potential tool for breaking and entering. I don’t see much logic in that if i wanted into a place and needed to break some glass i’d use a rock but that’s their point of view i guess.

Flipper: Flipper May be used on either manual or assisted opening knives. The flipper is a protrusion on the back of the blade that you can pull back on, or flip, in order to move the blade easily out of the handle. You can find this feature on more knives than the glass breaker. It’s still a feature that is fairly scarce once you examine its usability and ease of implementation seems like this would be a very popular item. it’s a popular item for people with large hands. It’s most likely not implemented because of aesthetic reasons the blade designer didn’t want that incorporated in his design.

Gut hook/strap cutter: this feature is mostly for fixed blade knives but it can be done on folding knives with a slot in the handle rather than the blade meaning it can only be used once the blade is folded for fixed blades it consists of a slot in the back of the blade with the base of the slot sharpened to a razors edge this is a mighty useful feature for anyone who has to cut ropes or plastic bundle straps in this case it’s not adding anything to the blade but removing material from it to make the slot and sharpen it accordingly this feature is scarce. In a way that makes sense but in another it really doesn’t. On one hand it’s very useful in a variety of situations, but on the other it can interfere with regular use of the knife, getting caught on things and being a slight annoyance it’s also a very aggressive looking feature so if you’re looking for a more docile looking knife avoid this feature.

Lanyard hole: this feature is common on almost every folding and fixed blade knife out there and with good reason. It adds a whole new method of carrying and storing your blades and it’s extremely simple to implement on any knife  just add a hole during the manufacturing process. A lanyard holes uses are way too many for me to list here. My problem with them is that it’s rare to find a lanyard hole that can easily fit standard paracord through. paracord is the gold standard for lanyards so why is it so difficult to find a knife with the proper sized lanyard hole for it.

Hammering pommel: a hammering pommel is a plate or chunk of steel at the base of the handle that can be used to smash or hammer things this feature is more geared toward fixed blades because you need a rather large blade to offset the weight of the pommel to keep proper balance. That’s the first reason why this feature isn’t really all that popular another reason is the aesthetic having what is essentially a hammer head at the hilt of your blade isn’t too aesthetically pleasing but even with its cons this feature is useful in many scenarios. Why it isn’t implemented more often is a mistery to me.

So to sum up those were a few Extra features on a knife you might think are useful. Do you think i missed any let me know down in the comments below.



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