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So far, I'm really torn between the three blade styles. Can anyone explain the differences between the three? I own two Kershaw knives (the Leek in a straight blade and Funixon EMT in serrated) and both seem to resemble either the clip point or spear point. The Tanto blade looks very intriguing as well.
The leek is a smaller knife with a kind of warncliff blade shape , with a very precision tip , the code 4 falls into another category
The spear point and clip point are very similar. The clip point does have a tiny bit more belly at the edge and the tip should be a little bit thicker due to its swedge grind. But they are similar enough that you should just go with whichever you think looks better.
The tanto is normally seen as more for 'tactical' use - it serves well in hard use cases because the blade has the most amount of meat still left on it. Due to this it'll also be more nose heavy and the balance point will be more forward than the clip point or spear point. It's also arguably the best suited for use as a weapon as the intersection where the two edges meet(called a yokote on katanas) cuts very aggressively compared to the other two blades.