The tip: the end of the knife used to pierce. The HVAS has a wide drop-point blade that is ideal for outdoor applications. It also uses CRKT's Field Strip technology, which allows you to turn a lever and turn a wheel to disassemble the entire knife for cleaning and maintenance. The Bugout manufactured in Benchmade with camping and hiking in mind, weighs only 1.9 ounces and gave it a drop-tipped blade for versatility in a variety of situations.
A leaf shape characterized by a straight edge and a spine that curves downward to join it at the tip. Sheep's leg blades are designed to cut and minimize the possibility of accidental punctures with the tip. It was originally used to trim sheep's hooves, but today it's useful as a rescue tool. The Roadie's long, curvilinear sheep's leg blade has a circular depression that acts as an alternative to a puncture in the nails and makes it easier to open.
Named after the ship that Ernest Hemingway used to track German submarines in the Caribbean during World War II, the wide sheep's leg blade is reminiscent of a mini blade. Like a sheep's leg blade, this shape has a straight edge and a curved spine, but the curve gradually extends from the handle to the tip. The shape is also ideal for cutting, while minimizing the possibility of an accidental puncture with the tip. These blades are useful in similar situations.
The Wharncliffe Fastball blade is more angular than others, but the effect remains the same. Noting that Wharncliffe blades were common in vintage craft knives, The James Brand added one to a contemporary design that hopes will last long enough to become a relic. Made by Chris Reeve Knives in Idaho, the Sebenza is widely considered to be one of the best foldable pocket knife designs of all time. It has a subtle blade with a clip tip.
First released in the early 70s, Buck's 112 Ranger has become a classic example of an American pocket knife. Its iconic shape includes an obvious clip-tipped blade. The pointed knife of Buck's Stockman is accompanied by a clip-tipped blade and a sheep's leg on the opposite side. This knife comes with a clip-tipped blade in addition to the needle, and a nice bone handle.
Prefabricated knife blades are ideal for novice and professional cutlers to complete their knife manufacturing projects in less time. They have already been forged and hardened from a variety of materials and pre-molded. The knife kits come ready to use with handles, file or engrave. They can also be used as gifts for knife makers.
Options include Damascus blades, flat spike blades, hidden herringbone blades, Indian Ridge Traders, letter opener, Russell Green River blades, hunting knives, kitchen blades and more. Whether you're looking to make a hunting knife, fishing knife, or cutlery knife, knife kits allow you to focus on the creative process and add a personal touch to your projects. In a perfect world, a knife would be affordable, impervious to corrosion, and tough enough to serve as a lever if needed. However, all knife steels compromise their hardness, durability, edge retention, corrosion resistance, and price.
If the steel is too hard, it will hold an edge exceptionally well, but will be prone to chipping or breaking. If the steel is completely resistant to corrosion, it is probably too soft and does not maintain a sharp edge. Some blade steels also offer surprising overall performance, but are very expensive. Drag-tip blades usually provide the wearer with greater cutting control, which is why Benchmade used this shape for its unique hunting and cooking cross knife.
Opinel accentuated the curve of the blade of this knife to make it the perfect tool for harvesting, pruning, weeding and other garden or orchard tasks. The blades can be used for scraping, moving the blade sideways along a surface, such as in an ink eraser, rather than along or across a surface. Practical for hunting, camping, operating, doing crocodile dungeons or simply for a simple EDC, a good fixed-blade knife can do it all. The term spearhead is occasionally and confusingly used to describe small single-edged blades without a central spine, such as that of a pen knife, a small pocket knife with a folding blade that was formerly used to sharpen spikes for writing.
However, the blades must also be strong enough to withstand the dynamic impact load and, as a general rule, the harder a blade, the less resistant (more brittle) the material will be. Spyderco combined the utility of a curved falcon-shaped blade with 100 percent corrosion resistance to create a lightweight knife, ideal for those working in or near water. This creates a tension between the intended use of the blade, the material from which it is to be manufactured and any manufacturing process (such as heat treatment in the case of steel blades that will affect the hardness and toughness of the blade). This brings the tip closer to the center of the blade, increases blade control and improves penetration potential by having a thinner tip and a sharp rear edge.
The barracuda-tipped sword was sharp but also fragile, while modern tips are often advertised as stronger at the tip, since they have almost the entire thickness of the blade present up to very close to the tip of the knife. It is perfect for an EDC pocket knife or a fixed-blade hunting knife that can be used for both skinning and rugged, general-purpose field work. These blades have a different curved blade shape and are sharp on both sides, usually tapering to (or approaching) a symmetrical point. This loss of material necessarily weakens the blade, but serves to make it lighter without sacrificing stiffness.
Joe Caswell designed this contemporary karambit, a type of knife that comes from Indonesia with a unique unscrewing action that allows its curved falcon's beak blade to go from open to closed. . .