Often we talk about how thin a knife is behind the edge and how this makes such difference in cutting ability of a knife. When we use calipers to measure knives so others can get an idea of the geometry of a blade, we often pick a spot, 2mm, 5mm behind the edge to measure from. There is no standard and I don't find the measurement super useful.
What about if instead we started with a measurement, say 1mm, and then measured how far from the edge the knife reaches this thickness? Just set your calipers to 1mm, lock em if you can, and then put the blade in until it is 1mm thick. It is harder to measure this way, as you then need a 3rd hand and a ruler to measure how far back it is, but I think it is more useful. One instantly knows a knife that is 1mm thick 12mm behind the edge is thinner than one that is 1mm thick 7mm behind the edge. Where if you measured them 2mm behind the edge, you might get 0.48mm and 0.53mm. I dont think it tells you as much about the knife.
So for those of you who like seeing measurements or doing your own, what do you think?