Drop point is a knife blade that slopes on the spine of the blade from the handle of the knife to the tip of the blade. This allows the spine of the blade (where the blade is thicker, and thus stronger) to continue forward to the tip of the blade.
The curve on the top of a drop-point blade is always convex, which is what distinguishes it from a clip point blade. The drop point is a common design for hunting knives and was popularized in the mid 20th century by Knifemaker Bob Loveless.
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... The clip point style allows a quicker, and thus deeper, puncture upon insertion (clip point knives being thinner at the spine) ... The drop point has a slightly slower insertion due to its thicker spine near the tip ... The drop point knife allows for more control when cutting, has a slower withdrawal time, and better negotiates "drawn out" (carving like) operations ...
... van they were tailing continued to head toward the drop point, where they were to drop the money in a can under a white piece of cloth ... When the delivery van reached the drop point, the white cloth was there but the can was missing ... a result, the investigative team was ordered to withdraw, believing that the drop was an evaluation by the "Monster" of police response ...
... material on its path, as a sheepsfoot or drop-point knife would ... (2) A curved, trailing-point knife has a back edge that curves upward ... Trailing point blades provide a larger cutting area, or belly, and are common on skinning knives ...
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