Scandi grind for EDC

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by DangerZone98, Feb 26, 2021.

  1. DangerZone98


    Dec 7, 2019
    I understand that full flat and hollow grinds are more common among EDC folders, and they’re excellent for the job. However, are there inherent design limitations that make the scandi not as popular in folders? I always thought that if sharpened adequately, a scandi gets the job done just fine. No problems using the Mora Kansbol for quick food prep or opening stuff.
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  2. Rich S

    Rich S

    Sep 23, 2005
    I have no problem, even like Scandi grinds for my EDC. Check out the Enzo/Brisa Birk 75 - full scandi grind in D2 with linerlock in curly birch scales.
    They have several other options and models. Really good knives. Lik you, I have no problem putting a full Scandi grind on my Mora blades.
    I've even, with a lot of work, reground a couple other folders to scandi grinds.
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  3. pvicenzi

    pvicenzi Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 25, 2008
    Helle Dokka
  4. Tongkang


    Aug 28, 2016
    Mora classic no1 is great also
  5. Bastler

    Bastler Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2020
    For me, it depends. The height of the grind and thickness of the blade change how the knife performs. Generally speaking, aside from my Mora, I'll take a flat grind.
  6. CVamberbonehead

    CVamberbonehead Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 6, 2017
    I think they arent popular because theyre just too specialized. They work well with wood and.......wood. A hollow grind will work well in general, where as a scandi is just too wedgelike to be a good cutter.
    Just my opinion, a Scandi is good for carving but just try slicing up an apple with one haha
  7. brownshoe

    brownshoe I support this site with my MIND

    Sep 6, 2002
    Scandi grinds work best with thin blades which are not popular with those who prefer thick blades.
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  8. Rich S

    Rich S

    Sep 23, 2005

    I respectfully disagree. I have many thick bladed puukko with full Scandi grinds that slice like crazy.
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  9. kobold


    Aug 23, 2020
    I EDC mostly Spyderco folders so that means I have FFG and HG/HHG mostly.

    When I compared a thinner scandivex with a thicker full-convex blade, they performed equally (cutting up apples and onions mostly). So I prefer convex in my fixed blades. Well, not only because of that, but that was my latest trial.
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  10. Bigfattyt


    Jun 23, 2007
    [​IMG] I made a thin stock, scandivex.

    I've never used a true scandi grind before.

    In .07 15n20 it works fine.
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  11. bigsurbob

    bigsurbob Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2016
    I love my Dogwood with scandi grind. It's not my EDC but it always gets through whatever I need it to... especially wood. Fun to carry around the farm and in the woods.[​IMG]
  12. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    I avoid that grind in any format. I’d take any other blade grind over Scandi for literally every application.
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  13. comis

    comis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 17, 2013
    Like full flat or hollow grind, I don't see why people should avoid scandi grind as a EDC knife grind, especially if you like to do a little wood carving or gardening for leisure. Surely it doesn't slice as well, but it's relatively easy to sharpen even for beginner and it's stout. I definitely do like to take the scandi grind knives whenever I go outdoor.

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  14. Hal


    Feb 26, 1999
    I should probably start paying more attention to things like grind, micro-bevel, micro serrations (oops - wrong thread!) and such.
    Oh well - as far as Scandi on an EDC goes - whatever you want.

    After 60 plus years of carrying all sorts of knives, I just recently was introduced to the scandi via the Mora I picked up before last Christmas.

    So far, so good. I may have to dig out my Lansky sharpener now that I have something to use it on!
  15. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    I have to admit I avoid scandi grinds for the most part, however I do have some Moras just to try the grind, one of the things about Moras is that they are inexpensive enough that you can experiment with them. I want to see if sharpening a scandi is as easy as they say, and work the blade to see if it can do some stuff. I wonder if some of my blades from other makers, are not a true scandi but more scandivex. I have a few Koyote Knives that way. I have a JK knife too that I am dying to try that has a similar edge.
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  16. co556guy


    Dec 13, 2011
    I don't like scandi grind at all. I tried a mora and found that it basically sucked in how i use a knife compared to my other knives.

    Still have it, it's in my truck box in case i have to lend a knife.
  17. IndianRoc


    Jan 31, 2021
    The average wine drinker likely couldn't detect the difference between a $15 bottle of wine and a $75 one. I think that can also be applied to the average knife user regarding grinds.
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  18. SALTY

    SALTY Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2000
    While not a huge fan of scandi grinds, I find them much more appealing in my fixed blades contra to folding knives.
  19. goldie


    Feb 18, 2000
    What the knif on top ? looks good....
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  20. JR42

    JR42 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2004
    I've carried a Mora a bit at work and home on and off for a while, and for what I normally do with knives it worked just fine. Not great at cutting thick, stiff material, and not a good paring knife substitute, but works opening boxes, cutting pallet wrap and banding, poking stuff, gentle prying and wedging, trimming boxes and stray hairs/ threads/ twine/ rope and paper and plastic sheet etc. etc.

    I wouldn't carry a scandi fixed blade as my only day to day knife due to the wedging, but it's not a big deal and I could work around it if I had to (I don't carry a fixed blade much anyhow, last I checked it's illegal in public here). I don't see the need for a scandi folder- I don't whittle or shape wood much- and prefer thin slicy blades on folders (and thin-ish stock on fixed blades too).

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