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#291322 - 12/06/18 08:14 PM Re: Belt knives [Re: chaosmagnet]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
I seem to recall that my Mk2 has a 90deg spine. I’ll be home tonight and will double check.


It does have a 90 degree spine, but as you'll recall the knife has a heavy protective powdercoat, including on the spine. I'd expect to have to scrape through that coating before being able to strike sparks with it.

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#291323 - 12/07/18 12:01 AM Re: Belt knives [Re: Ors]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
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To me the 90 degree spine issue is kind of "meh". It's nice to strike a firesteel but most of the 'steels I carry have dedicated strikers (my favorite being the GobSpark Armageddon by Firesteel.com). Perhaps the bigger reason for that feature is to scrape wood to make very fine tinder. Great if you do it that way but that's not my usual technique.
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