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What blade shape?

buddy Dec 8, 2013

  1. buddy

    buddy Slide to unlock JDBA Official Member

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    I have been thinking of my dream build custom bali. Thinking of what type of blade shape I would want, then after that then planning for the handle type :madaddy:

    So what are your guys favorite blade shape on a bali. For looks, balance for flipping, for use or combination of the 3. Specific blade shapes are wanted and preferably pics :manganr:
     
  2. jjhamilton

    jjhamilton JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    I will likely be alone with this....modified spear point, hollow ground:ropeman:
     
  3. jamex

    jamex Organic Polygraph JDBA Official Member

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    why let anyone else's opinion influence YOUR favorite? :devilcorn: I recommend checking out pictures of custom balis to get an idea of how all the different grinds look on a bali and see which ones speak to you the loudest :thumbsup:
     
  4. armedpootles

    armedpootles JDBA OFFICIAL Member JDBA Official Member

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    i really like the blades on the 42 and the 51. but thats just me
     
  5. Bali-man

    Bali-man JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    I love the recurve bowie blade:thumbsup:
     
  6. AnthonyTheAbyss

    AnthonyTheAbyss Godzilla Size Member JDBA Official Member

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    LST and IHH

    ***least favorite...wharncliffe
     
  7. VANELLI

    VANELLI JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    [​IMG] Like these handles.

    [​IMG][​IMG] THis overall is sick too.
    Course everbody like a good old bowie.[​IMG]
     
  8. armedpootles

    armedpootles JDBA OFFICIAL Member JDBA Official Member

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    that is true
     
  9. giadamo

    giadamo Huge member

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    ...don't know about blade shape, but grinding must be hollow for better cutting capability.:jdwink2:
     
  10. tx101

    tx101 Stuck in the middle with you JDBA Official Member

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    Another vote for LST :thumbsup:


    I would go for a v grind with a convex edge for durability
     
  11. RedVenom

    RedVenom Huge member JDBA Official Member

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    Bowie blades...but thats just me i think they're pretty awesome. That and what ever the blade type for that 5"bolo is
     
  12. aBadMojo

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    The FHM sites have some unique & beautiful blade profiles. :jdsmokin:

    here's a couple I like:

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    :thumbsup:
     
  13. itadakimasu

    itadakimasu There are no kangaroos in Austria! JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Bowie, clip point, drop point, spear point, wheehawk, basically everything that is usefull in daily live. Ah american tanto for the sex. :madaddy:
     
  14. Jonre

    Jonre JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    for the looks anything persian style.

    for looks and performance....The Alpha Beast's Saber-esque grind has seriously grown on me. I'm sure it has a real name and I'm sure I don't know it.

    then followed by probably weehawks. it'll be a while before i get my hands on a 42 but I'm aiming for one just for that blade.
     
  15. buddy

    buddy Slide to unlock JDBA Official Member

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    Because more minds are better than one :manganr: Honestly I am not the only one who likes to think of there number one specific blade shape/grind. For instance a bowie is a great shape and perhaps my favorite- but even more so when its style is deep and the grinds touch on both sides/ a recurve.

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  16. buddy

    buddy Slide to unlock JDBA Official Member

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    whats IHH?


    I would agree on the wharncliffe but then I saw this
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  17. slashncut

    slashncut JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    My favorite blade style probably is the scimitar, like:
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    I know Dobruski mzde a few sick scimy balisongs, but couldn't immediately find the one I was looking for.
    If I ever get the chance and/or the money, I'm gonna contact a knife maker to make a bali with that particular blade.

    Bowie blades can be awesome, too.

    Balance depends on more than just the blade though, so it's kind of hard to comment on that. Usually tip heavy balisongs flip better, but they do require some weight in the handles too.
     
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  18. buddy

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    I thought if its too tip heavy then its not really a balanced flipper. Like big blade shapes like tantos, bolos, kukris etc
     
  19. Ryanol

    Ryanol SnarkMasterFunkyFresh JDBA Official Member

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    iHH = Imada high hollow, basically a modified Bowie IRC.

    I like em all but tend to lean towards clip/Bowies.

    Man though I love the sweep of a nice Persian or Japanese tanto.

    Only one I don't care for is American tanto.
     
  20. chintofong

    chintofong JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Imada High Hollow
     

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