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    Anyone else hate uneven plunge lines?

    I don't mind an off-center blade. Hell, even blade play doesn't really bother me anymore. But when I get a knife (especially a fixed blade), it just really bugs me when the plunge lines are off. Anyone else?

    I mean, its a fixed blade. It is much easier to make than a folder. Not a lot can go wrong (the plunge lines being something that can), but it seems like I always end up with uneven plunge lines.
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    I'm basically OCD when it comes to symmetry. I even have a kanji that says "equality" and matching tats on my forearms. I love things to be balanced, so when things like grind lines and plunge lines and even back lock cutouts are uneven, it makes me crazy. I'm torn between knowing that it doesn't effect performance, and knowing it's there in the first place and just being obsessed with wishing it were even. One of my Yojimbo 2's had really uneven hollow grinds per side and it made me crazy.

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    Plunge lines?

    Here I was ready to see some Loni Anderson style dress and you guys are talking KNIVES?

    Color me disappointed.

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    Funny thing, I'm far more tolerant of minor imperfections in symmetry that are the result of human error than of intentional asymmetry, such as a knife that's G-10 on one side and metal on the other.
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    I just spent a bunch of money on grinders so that I never have to deal with this again.

    I personally don't care about centering - it is secondary to the geometry of the blade. I've seen many cases of blades that are bent for perfect centering. I bend them back, don't care about off-centering in the handle, and enjoy the better blade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Deacon View Post
    Funny thing, I'm far more tolerant of minor imperfections in symmetry that are the result of human error than of intentional asymmetry, such as a knife that's G-10 on one side and metal on the other.
    That doesn't bother me but the thickness difference sure does.

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    Textural + thickness discrepancies = troubling. I tendnto prefer locks that are symmetrical. Functional reasons for asymmetry often bring me peace about it, though.
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    This doesn't bother me. But if the plunge started in way different places it would. I also hate a plunge line that has steps through it or isn't 90 degrees to the heel or less (I hate it when the plunge curves back away from the edge) hard to explain that right

    It would also bother me if the grind was much deeper on one side than the other
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbuzbee View Post
    Here I was ready to see some Loni Anderson style dress and you guys are talking KNIVES?

    Color me disappointed.

    Ken
    Loni is almost 70! How much do you really want to see??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfingringo View Post
    Loni is almost 70! How much do you really want to see??
    LOL, yeah, you're right... Sorry, I live in the past and don't get out much. She's the last real bombshell I was ever aware of so I went with what I had, knowing the other "old guys" would appreciate the reference. I haven't seen her since her WKRP days.

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    You haven't seen Mad Men's Christina Hendricks ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shunsui View Post
    You haven't seen Mad Men's Christina Hendricks ?
    I haven't. And, why are they so mad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbuzbee View Post
    LOL, yeah, you're right... Sorry, I live in the past and don't get out much. She's the last real bombshell I was ever aware of so I went with what I had, knowing the other "old guys" would appreciate the reference. I haven't seen her since her WKRP days.

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    Yeah I remember Loni Anderson......WKRP was awesome for its time!

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    "It's a helicopter, and it's coming this way. It's flying something behind it, I can't quite make it out, it's a large banner and it says, uh - Happy... Thaaaaanksss... giving! ... From ... W ... K ... R... P!! No parachutes yet. Can't be skydivers... I can't tell just yet what they are, but - Oh my God, Johnny, they're turkeys!! Johnny, can you get this? Oh, they're plunging to the earth right in front of our eyes! One just went through the windshield of a parked car! Oh, the humanity! The turkeys are hitting the ground like sacks of wet cement! Not since the Hindenburg tragedy has there been anything like this!"

    Then later ......Mr. Carlson; "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!!!"

    Loni Anderson in her prime was quite an eyeful.

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    I loved that scene. Quoted it many times myself.

    Also the scene where they were showing how alcohol impairs your reaction time. The more Johnny drank, the faster his reflexes.

    Cop "This test has been given to hundreds of people! No one's ever got better!!"

    Great show!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbuzbee View Post
    I haven't. And, why are they so mad?

    Ken
    They're ad execs in a NY Advertising firm. First season (late 1950's) was pretty good.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shunsui View Post
    They're ad execs in a NY Advertising firm. First season (late 1950's) was pretty good.
    Ah, okay, I get that. I'd be angry if I had to live in NYC too. No one should have to do that....

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    (Cheery clip, btw. Very uplifting...)
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