Completely surprised by the lack of blade diversity here on Drop...
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I’ve been a collector of Blades since before my teens, and a retailer coming up on 15… or maybe 20 years. Drop has really been kind of an interesting experience for me, because I do occasionally get to see some unusual tech and sometimes EDC items that otherwise I might not have been aware of.  And maybe it’s because I have a deep love of cutlery and bladed weapons, but I find myself trolling through the site looking at it what’s available; and it’s just it’s pretty much the same. And the bladed community here is just always confused me.. every single knife is about the same, they’re almost all drop points and although the handle materials change and brands change.. it’s really just the same knife over and over and over again... occasionally you’ll see a tanto or a slight variant; but rarely… and almost never a serrated blade. And I’m just deeply amazed at this diversion of serrated blades. And I’m just surprised there isn’t more of a request for diversity here.... and I specifically say here at drop because if you go to Any retail or web store the blade types and styles of and offerings of serrated blades or are almost 50-50.. I know back in the day some had confusion on how to maintain and use them, but have seen a real change in that mindset over the last decade. And as a retailer I can honestly say the number of the Blades requested and sold run about 60% serrated.... I just wondered if there was any one else that noticed the skewed perspective here? As a moderator for several Edc groups I see a lot of diversity… just not here. ?
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RayF
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Apr 5, 2020
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Picture #2--did you shoot that through a porthole?
Apr 5, 2020
Graham88
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Apr 5, 2020
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Hello Ray, No that was an option for the photo upload on Drop’s website. But here’s a photo of my Omega Seamaster taken through the barrel of my Walther PPS. 🙃 I was cleaning my gun one day and thought I wonder.. Stay safe my friend.
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Apr 5, 2020
RayF
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Apr 5, 2020
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Nicely cleaned barrel you have there--shows attention to detail. You know, I've never seen the option you referred to (for uploading to drop). I shall have to look more closely.
Apr 5, 2020
Rene_rod
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Apr 2, 2020
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Hello Graham! Since you posted pictures of two of my favorite tactical gear: 1) Benchmade Stryker 910s early model (my all time favorite knife), and 2) HK VP9 (all H&K guns are awesome), I will enter this debate. American tanto knives are my favorite tactical knife design. I use them for all around chores and there’s not any drawback that other people imagine. The tip is made for piercing, but can cut small things with finesse also, and it’s so easy to sharpen. Also, serrated blades are thought to be made for cutting rough materials, which they do fine, but they also cut soft and common material with ease. And because a serrated blade has increased edge surface, it tend to last longer. People also speaks of difficulties to sharpen, but if you are careful and develop the skills, a spyderco sharpmaker can do it just fine. And you have always the option to send it to the maker (benchmade does it for free). Right now I’m carrying a SOG Auto Clip serrated tanto in BG-42 that has been with me for lots of years, and been used for any task you can imagine, and it’s still at the front. I would also like to share some of mi Benchmade strikers and a gorgeous ZT.
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Regards. René Rodriguez
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Apr 2, 2020
reswright
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Mar 14, 2020
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Every once in a while someone raises this point. So to speak. Serrations seem to matter a little less to the office and technical workers and a little more to people who have to cut straps on pallets or other tasks where grunt is involved. I think Drop gets both sorts but skews toward the former. No one's hacking up a bunch of rope unless it's to test a knife blade. (To be fair, that's also the only time I ever cut up rope. Seriously, what are folks doing that they gotta cut hundreds of pieces of rope in a day? Terrorizing hot air balloonists?) But I think it's probably part the environment, part maybe people not having a chance to understand and get a preference for serrations (some people just see them as a pain in the ass to sharpen) and probably also Drop trying to keep the number of options a little more manageable. That said I definitely wouldn't mind seeing a wider range of styles, and also would be just fine with more serrated knives.
Mar 14, 2020