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Post by Quick Steel » Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:04 pm

The current Blade Newsletter has a very interesting article on the subject of half-stops. Found out that AG Russell was firmly opposed to them. On the other hand Bill Ruple insists on having them. As I say, I found it a very interesting discussion. You might give it some thought and, if you care to, express your opinion here.

For myself, I favor half-stops especially if a blade has one of those alligator snap closures.
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Re: Preferences

Post by TPK » Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:21 pm

I'm a fan of half stops. No special reason why. I just like them. ::tu:: ::nod::
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Re: Preferences

Post by Railsplitter » Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:45 pm

I've gone back and forth over the years. First I preferred half stops. Then I didn't. Then I did again. Now I don't.
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Re: Preferences

Post by Steve Warden » Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:39 pm

I don't let having the half stops or not affect my purchase.
If I like the knife, I buy it.
That said, if I had to choose between a knife with and a knife without, if they were identical in every other way, I'd probably take the one without the half stops.
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Re: Preferences

Post by Mumbleypeg » Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:42 pm

TPK wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:21 pm
I'm a fan of half stops. No special reason why. I just like them. ::tu:: ::nod::
Me too! ::nod:: Offhand I can’t think of any reason not to like them. I’ve always found it curious why some knives having multiple blades have a mix of one or more blades with half-stop and the others without. ::shrug::

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Re: Preferences

Post by TPK » Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:46 pm

Mumbleypeg wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:42 pm
TPK wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:21 pm
I'm a fan of half stops. No special reason why. I just like them. ::tu:: ::nod::
Me too! ::nod:: Offhand I can’t think of any reason not to like them. I’ve always found it curious why some knives having multiple blades have a mix of one or more blades with half-stop and the others without. ::shrug::

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I have a couple like that too. ::shrug:: ::hmm:: It's so that everybody likes them. ::nod:: ::super_happy:: :lol:
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Re: Preferences

Post by tongueriver » Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:52 pm

I like them.

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Post by Dan In MI » Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:41 pm

Steve Warden wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:39 pm
I don't let having the half stops or not affect my purchase.
If I like the knife, I buy it.
Same with me. Presence or lack of half-stops has absolutely no bearing on my purchasing decisions.
So many knives, so few dollars.

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Post by jmh58 » Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:13 pm

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Re: Preferences

Post by Ocky » Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:23 pm

I like half stops, yet none of my knives have them!

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Re: Preferences

Post by Colonel26 » Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:45 pm

I’m a big fan of half stops.
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Re: Preferences

Post by edgy46 » Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:59 pm

I like the positive feel. As I collect old knives, they don't all come that way. I collect what I like either way.
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Re: Preferences

Post by FRJ » Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:59 pm

I'll take half stops if I can get them, but like Ken said, I've got knives with "yay" & "nay" in the same frame.

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Re: Preferences

Post by Berryb » Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:23 pm

I like half stops, especially on knives with lots'a snap. I think they are safer. Thanks
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Re: Preferences

Post by garddogg56 » Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:25 pm

Not a factor ::shrug:: I do like a half stop that the blade is flush with the bolsters.
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