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Alloy Steel Article rated 4.6/5.0
An alloy is a material mixture of metal with at le...
Back (spine) Article rated 4.0/5.0
On single edged knives, the back or spine is the u...
Belly Article rated 4.3/5.0
The belly is the curving part of the blade edge op...
Bevel Article rated 3.9/5.0
The portion of the blade that slopes from the spin...
Blade Article rated 5.0/5.0
The flat part of the knife that forms its cutting ...
Butt (pommel) Article rated 4.0/5.0
The end of the handle portion of a knife. Traditio...
Butt Cap Article rated 4.0/5.0
The cap that is fitted over or removable from the ...
Carbon Article rated 3.4/5.0
Carbon is the element that transforms iron into st...
Choil Article rated 5.0/5.0
The part of the knife where the handle and blade m...
Crink Article not rated yet
A blade-protecting feature in quality multi-b...
Ductility Article rated 5.0/5.0
The ability of a knife blade to flex, bend, or con...
Escutcheon Article rated 4.2/5.0
A small, decorative pin or metal badge a...
Edge Article not rated yet
The edge is the sharpened side of the blade. A kni...
False Edge Article rated 5.0/5.0
A false edge is a sharpened area on the spine...
Guard Article rated 5.0/5.0
A separate metal piece attached at the junctu...
Hilt Article rated 5.0/5.0
A Hilt is another word for handle, though it ...
Hone Article rated 5.0/5.0
Hone is the proper term for the act of sharpening ...
Kick Article rated 5.0/5.0
A blade-protecting feature on quality pocket ...
Lanyard (thong) Article rated 5.0/5.0
A lanyard or thong is a thin piece of leather...
Lanyard Hole Article rated 5.0/5.0
The hole for the lanyard. Okay, it's the hole in t...
Lashing Grommets (jimping) Article rated 5.0/5.0
These are notches on the lower portion of the blad...
Mark Side (obverse) Article rated 5.0/5.0
On pocket knives, the side of the blade that bears...
Nail Nick (mark) Article rated 5.0/5.0
A crescent-shaped mark on pocket knife blades...
Pen Blade (pen knife) Article not rated yet
The smallest blade of a multi-blade pocket knife, ...
Pile Side (reverse side) Article not rated yet
The side of the blade opposite to the mark side or...
Pins Article rated 5.0/5.0
The pins are the objects used to attach a knife ha...
Pocket Blade (master blade) Article not rated yet
The largest blade of a multi-blade pocket knife.
Quillion Article rated 5.0/5.0
The portion of the guard that extends beyond the t...
Ricasso Article rated 4.2/5.0
The flat, unsharpened portion of the knife blade p...
Rockwell Article rated 5.0/5.0
Rockwell is the name of the machine that conducts ...
Scales Article rated 5.0/5.0
A knife construction term for the handle piec...
Scrimshaw Article rated 5.0/5.0
The term scrimshaw referred originally to the prac...
Serrated Article rated 5.0/5.0
A serrated knife blade features notched teeth...
Tang Article rated 5.0/5.0
The tang is the part of the knife blade that exten...
Tang Stamp Article rated 4.2/5.0
An imprinted mark on the ricasso that bears the st...