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Re: Dromaeosaur "sickle" claws

In a message dated 97-08-28 03:14:14 EDT, martz@holly.ColoState.EDU (Jeffrey
Martz) writes:

> Dromeosaur claws would
>  have the same problem.  With the cutting edge on the concave side, it
>  would be more difficult to draw the edge along the wound, and the
>  likelyhood of the TIP of the claw getting snagged would be greater. 

I think that's the idea.  If you're going for a quick kill, you want to get
the claw in there as deep as possible and then do as much damage to muscles,
viscera, organs, etc. as you can.  I don't think they were going for a neat