I think a lot of people missed the point of this thread, its intended purpose was to show that it can be fairly useful tool in accomplishing one of the more important tasks when bushcrafting. Thanks for the responses.
PS Howie, I do have some more stuff in the works showing how useful they are and ill be sure to post it up here.
Last edited by Bill Cox; 03-06-2013 at 08:00 AM.
I have a mini-griptillian that is half serrated that cuts like a dream. The only thing it doesn't do better than my fixed blades is baton.
i own a gerber LMF2.
and while it is a good knife, i HATE the serrated blade.
IMO, gerber would've been better off putting the serrations on the back of the knife instead...
I don't hate serrations per say, but I have several times had a serrated knife and wished it was a straight blade. However, it has never been the other way around. If its what you got then it will get it done, but I find it annoying when trying to do any carving/notching and especially cleaning fish/game. So with that said, if I only have one knife on me, I prefer to not have serrations.
I've purchase a bunch of serrated blades over the years and regretted every single purchase. I either threw them away or gave them to people that didn't know any better and thought they were neat.
Two years ago I purchase four more knives with serrated blades to put through some test. The test confirmed I didn't miss anything and they are still a bad choice.
They have been laying in the bottom draw since the conclusion of the test and likely will never see the light of day.
I donít care for serrations. They are usually in the way, on the portion of the blade I use the most. For example they get in the way when making good feather sticks. I have not come a cross a situation where they out preformed a well sharpened edge. They are not as easy to re-sharpen in the field with common or makeshift materials. Mors Kochanski does not recommend them either.