Tapered Tangs VS Hollow Ground Tang

Shane Wink

Well-Known Member
Whats yalls thoughts on tapered tangs vs hollow ground tangs on the tacti-cool soldiers blades being offered?

I understand there are several proven military blades out but if thats what guys wanted then they wouldnt be coming to me for a personal "warfighter". When I ask them about what they are looking for its generally a bowie styled blade but for some reason most say 1/4" thick. I show them several other blades of 3/16 at the ricasso with distal tapered blades and tangs as well as the same styled blades with hollow ground tang sides and the same balance points and they choose the hollow ground tang most everytime.

Is one prefered over the other according to your sales or current trends?