drop point vs clip point

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by Rsmith_77, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Ferahgo


    Mar 6, 2014
    Why not both :D Seriously though, I think that there are better uses for either blade, but having both would be a handy option. That way you could decide which blade would work best in everyday application.
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  2. Kevin Wabiszewski

    Kevin Wabiszewski

    Apr 29, 2020
    It doesn't get much more versatile than drop point and it's always been my favorite. It's what I carried in the Marines and I have a lot of experience with knives. I actually put together a long guide on the 26 most common shapes along with their use cases if you're interested. https://www.marineapproved.com/knife-blade-types-shapes/
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  3. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Welcome, Kevin! Very cool article. Thanks for sharing. :thumbsup:
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  4. Crag the Brewer

    Crag the Brewer

    Oct 18, 2018
    ….Fishing from the Depths.
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  5. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    A closer comparison might be drop point vs spear point.
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  6. YellowSwiss


    Sep 28, 2015
    I likes me clip points

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  7. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    Clip point for me. They just look better. The fine tip is useful at times. I’ve not broken a tip off a knife yet. I like other shaped blades for some jobs, but the clip point is just beautiful in my eyes.
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  8. Wasty

    Wasty Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    For me a Clip point without a swedge is the most beautiful. Very pointy without giving up strength:)
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  9. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    I cannot abide a concave clip. Straight clip eats your lunch.
    But as Opus says... "To each, his dentifrice". ;)
    I straight-spined my 15, my 17, and... well... had my way with a kephart (see other mod thread).
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  10. Student762


    Mar 7, 2014
    Honestly I've never had the need to drill a hole with a knife's point. Am I missing out on some vital bushcraft technique here? Is it common in a type of trapping or something?
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  11. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    bow drills, hay keys, spoon/cup/bowl carving, field made bucksaw, splinter removal........
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  12. YellowSwiss


    Sep 28, 2015
    I also like a finer point for dressing game, detail work and just generally poking things. Plus, you never know when you might need to stab a big scary cobra-velociraptor hybrid that attacks late at night.
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  13. CanadaKnifeGuy


    Jan 27, 2019
    A clip point is useful for hunting....

    ...As a pig sticker or if you're really a good ol' boy redneck, wrestling alligators with your bare hands and nothing but a giant Bowie knife.

    I prefer drop points. Better for skinning without a pointy tip that could pierce when unintended and stronger for batoning.

    I did put a clip point onto a BK11 and it thinned the tip out for a better point on an EDC that didn't really need to be that chunky and already had a rounded tip.
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