CH. 2 DESIGNING A KNIFE

KNIFE ANATOMY

TANG

BLADE PROFILES

DESIGNING YOUR KNIFE

MAKING A TEMPLATE

knife \’nīf\ n: a cutting instrument consisting of a sharp blade fastened to a handle (Merriam-Webster)

At its most basic definition, a knife is simply a cutting tool attached to a handle. And yet, there are thousands of different knives available on the market. How do you ever decide what the best kind of knife is? Knives are a very personal thing. We all have different tasks we need our blade to accomplish.

The best advice I’ve ever received about finding your own perfect knife is to use as many different knives as possible. When you begin to recognize the qualities of a blade that work for you, you can seek out other similar knives and further ...

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