GlobalSpec has asked its users about the latest design trends and features related to Knife Blades. They have also shared their product applications and tips on how to buy and use these products.
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Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this product?
14 answers
Answers:
More blade flexibility, less brittle, better edge holding.
~Pierrino M, Owner, LA, CA
PCD coating, or other innovation from the nano technology.
~A. Doyon, Cutting Tool Specialist, Montreal, Canada
Multiple cutting edge, resistant to dulling, stain resistance.
~Marlon K, Tooling Support - Technical Services Specialist, Wichita, KS
Fixed blade with full serration, cryotempered full tang, swedge or chisel point in a small enough package to carry.
~James B, General Management, Dallas, TX
My best concern would be life of knife and maintenance cost.
~Amjad A, Technical Support, Lahore, Pakistan
A sturdy lock-back design with a light weight body 3-4 inch blade.
~David E, Quality Control, Anchorage, AK
A hunting knife with a rounded front. From the blade to the back of the knife. With a gut hook in it.
~Lloyd G, Carpenter/Scaffolder, Hunting/Fishing Guide, Gambo, Canada
Small narrow blade design for skinning, and a selection of blades for carving.
~William Willson, Faculty/Staff, Rome, NY
Prefer standard designs that have evolved for ranch use over the centuries.
~General Corporate Mgmt, Alexandria, VA
Indegeons mfg quality high production save down time cost of product
~Jaya Prakash, Technical Support, Hyderabad A.P., India
Beautiful workmanship means the best looking knife, yet functional.
~Dale H, Engineering Consultant, Louisville, KY
A knife that always stayed razor sharp.
~JIm E, Project Manager, Columbia, SC
A sharp edge which is super strong.
~Vivek K, Manufacturer, Mumbai, India
Quality, best price,
~Engineering, Design, Freudenberg, Germany

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Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of knife blades?
9 answers
Answers:
Use a choice steel for your second knife, use a good steel for pattern knife, heat treatment is very important don't skimp on steps or cooling times to try to hurry along, go slow, measure twice, cut once.
~Dale H, Engineering Consultant, Louisville, KY
Thin blades are easy to sharpen, hold a better edge and are flexible, but they are less forgiving of misuse/abuse.
~Marlon K, Tooling Support - Technical Services Specialist, Wichita, KS
Common error is made during the re-condition process. Knife should be used once to achieve the best performance.
~Amjad A, Technical Support, Lahore, Pakistan
Cheap quality usually is cheaper for a reason, ask questions from people that have more experience than you do.
~James B, General Management, Dallas, TX
Don't try to make a folding 2" knife cut something that you should be using a fixed blade for.
~David E, Quality Control, Anchorage, AK
To tell the salesman exactly how they intend to use it.
~A. Doyon, Cutting Tool Specialist, Montreal, Canada
Don't expect all alloys to do all things.
~Pierrino M, Owner, LA, CA
Avoid pocket knives with wobbly blades.
~JIm E, Project Manager, Columbia, SC
Bigger is not always better.
~William Willson, Faculty/Staff, Rome, NY

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