Drop point

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Drop point knife blade

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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