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 was popularized in the mid 20th century by Knifemaker Bob Loveless. Due to its versatility, it's one of the most common blade types and is used across many applications including hunting, everyday carry, survival, and military operations.
The tight point of a drop point makes it effective for thrusting and stabbing, while the long upward sloping belly is excellent for cutting and slashing. Drop point blades often have a flat and relatively thick spine that gives the blade extra strength.
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