Knife Blade Shapes

A while back, like at the beginning of 2020, I saw that another author had posted this pic–a blade classification–in his group.  I don’t really agree with some of these classifications. For instance, a sheep’s foot should curve back. A trailing point and a clip point can really be considered the same thing by most people.

Anyway, for fun I got some of my knives together to match the blade profiles in the chart.

 

 

 

 

*Note the knives on the right side that have different blade shapes that are not in the list, including (moving up):

 

-Spanto
-Slicer (this one w/ recurve)
-Reverse Tanto
-Skinner
-Complex grind (reverse tanto)
-Pukko
-Recurve spear point
-Multiple complex grind

 

Granted that last one is not likely to be encountered in the wild, much less in history or in a fantasy world, but it exists now…and actually works better than you might imagine.

-BC

Oh, by the way!  If you’re interested in higher quality knives, especially folding knives, you can check out a group I made for it on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/groups/HigherEndEDC/

See, a lot of knife groups I’ve found so far have mostly been populated by elitists (I am not one, even a crappy gas station knife still cuts), or people who scream about how anything over $10 is a waste of money.  Since both perspectives annoy me, I just made my own group. 🙂

Higher End EDC — it’s an EDC group for folks who appreciate quality gear.

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