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Thread: Thick or Thin Tips on Knives - Need Input

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    As well as worrying about flex, you don't want the tip too thin in case it breaks if you knock it about a little, sticking the tip into a chopping board or something like that or hitting the tip off a metal tray, that kind of thing

  2. #22
    The very tip (5mm or so) on most knives is very thin, so it is likely to get damaged if a knife is dropped. However, the HT on my knives will probably result the tip to bend rather then to break off in a chunk. Same applies to a contact with objects like metal tray or other things - you might get a ding instead of a large chip.

    So I am getting a message that medium thickness tip is desirable - thin but not too thin or too thick.

    I think that's where I have probably been all along, but needed to check now that I am planning a run for a line knife.

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  3. #23
    I examined tips on knives that hasn't left the shop yet and thickened a few. Thanks folks, this has been very helpful.

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