for the fighting knife, straight or curved blade?
I've been able to pick up the occasional copy of the Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife and find I really like this style of knife. How effective were they in your opinion as a fighting knife? Do you feel a fighting knife is for stabbing and so should have a straight blade, or do you limit your ability to cut with only a straight edge and something like a Kabar, tanto, Bowie, or even a Persian style would be preferred?
Secondly, how would you recommend sharpening the straight double edged knife? Try as I might with various methods I can't get a consistent edge along the full length of the blade or at the point. I'm ending up with some areas sharp then not, then sharp again.
"This is the law: The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental." -- John Steinbeck