Blade Geometry: To Edge or Not To Edge??

Let’s talk about Black Triangle G10 blade geometry & what it is/is not…

For the most part, our customer base understands that our G10 knives are point-driven/made for puncturing. This is because G10 is not the best material for making an edged instrument. Yes, you can grind an edge into a G10 knife, but it will not last anywhere near as long as the edge on a metallic knife. It is my opinion that G10 is strongest and most durable when used in a thrusting manner behind a point, not as a cutting implement.

Every tool we make gets tested in house, and every tool we bring to market has passed that test. We also take feedback in application by our end users; the people who have either used it in real life, or tested the knives they bought from us in classes such as the Ed’s Manifesto Organic Medium Entry. Our T&E cycle never ends and if you have been with us long enough, you can see the small changes we make to our products to make them better. 

Every once in a while we get an email or message informing us that the product does not have an edge, or that it is useless. While we appreciate the feedback, I feel the need to put this out there to better inform those who may not already understand what we do or why we do it. As stated on the website, you are welcome to modify the knife however you wish, but it is our opinion that G10 is best used as a tool for puncturing, not cutting.

The bottom line is keeping the point robust will ensure success on target and lower the risk of tip deformity. Black Triangle G10 knives do not and more than likely will not have an edge on them. While there are other G10 knife options out there that have edges, we will stand by our claim that point-driven is the best application for this material for uses in self-defense. We take the matter of making a quality product very seriously when it may be needed in a dire situation. We make these products but we also carry them every day.



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