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If we are talking about "hard use", (batoning, other wood processing) is a flat ground knife that much better than a hollow ground knife of the same length?

I guess im trying to see if I would be justified buying an ESEE or Becker, instead of just continuing on with the full size ka bar as shown.
 

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Hello,

A flat ground knife will have a stronger edge for heavy work like wood processing. However the hollow ground knife will take a sharper edge for skinning your kill or knife fighting. A hollow ground edge is more delicate than flat ground.

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Hollow grinds were originally developed for straight razors. These days, manufacturers like them because they're easier for machines to sharpen at the factory. For me, a flat grind or my favorite, the Scandinavian grind seems to perform the best, plus they're much easier to sharpen by hand.
 
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