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    One of the very features that attracted me to Del's knives were his plunge lines.

    Even if he doesn't do them anymore !

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    They have not disappeared from my work entirely, I have not done many sujis but a full flat grind is not an undisirable quality for a protein knife. You may see them again there.
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    I don't use plunge line in my knives, but I also like uniform thickness of a tang for a clean handle installation, so I have been working on a transition.


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    I also don't use a plunge line. A longer blended transition looks cleaner. On hunters, or folders though, I agree, that is one of the things I want to get perfect.


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    I love the look of a well executed plunge line. It was one of the things that drew me to Del's knives. I kinda wish he kept them for his current run, but that just gives me a reason to have a custom commissioned in the future ;-).

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    Does it add some rigidity to the handle - blade transition? Seems like there may be some functionality on very thin knives

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    I have a plunge line (of sorts) on my westerns but I hide it by lining it up at the front of the bolster. From that point forward is blade grind and that point back is a tapered tang. Slightly complicated but allows for a stiffer handle to blade union and flat tang surfaces for scale fit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Delbert Ealy View Post
    They have not disappeared from my work entirely, I have not done many sujis but a full flat grind is not an undisirable quality for a protein knife. You may see them again there.
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    Pardon my ignorance, does this mean that you cannot have a plunge line on a convex grind knife?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew H View Post
    Pardon my ignorance, does this mean that you cannot have a plunge line on a convex grind knife?
    Andrew,
    The way i am doing my convex grinds, my grinding does not go to the bottom of the tang, that means that there is not a need for a transition(read plunge line) because the full thickness of the material carries from the tang at its full widthup through the upper portion on the back of the knife. Other makers may handle this part differently, but this is how I do it, and they could possibly have a plunge line if they choose.
    Del

    PS this is alot harder to explain in words than to show, with one of my knives in hand I could show you in 3 seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delbert Ealy View Post
    Andrew,
    The way i am doing my convex grinds, my grinding does not go to the bottom of the tang, that means that there is not a need for a transition(read plunge line) because the full thickness of the material carries from the tang at its full widthup through the upper portion on the back of the knife. Other makers may handle this part differently, but this is how I do it, and they could possibly have a plunge line if they choose.
    Del

    PS this is alot harder to explain in words than to show, with one of my knives in hand I could show you in 3 seconds.
    I had to read it twice, but it makes perfect sense. Thanks Del.

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