Knife Anatomy

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  1. shesulsa

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    If you've ever wondered what part of the knife is what or just don't know why you call it a "butt" and others call it a "hilt" check out this site:

    http://www.jayfisher.com/knife_anatomy,_parts,_names.htm

    This site includes illustrations, labels and verbiage.

    Feel free to add a link you like too.
     
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    Cool! :)
     
  3. shesulsa

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    Here's another one I found for terminology. Not good for illustrations, but I thought the explanations were clear enough for most lay persons to understand.

    http://www.knifeart.com/cusknifen.html
     
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    Thanks for the links!
     
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    Very cool
     
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    Ah, useful, thanks! I should know more about this than I do.
     
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  7. shesulsa

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    That's what I said too. I thought some terms were rather interchangeable - it appears so, but I think there might still be a bit more to it. I'll do some more digging.
     
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    This would probably make a good sticky for this section, as I am not sure many people know these terms. :)
     
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    Hmm what I learned about bladed weapons could be summed up here:

    Don Diego de la Vega (old Zorro) : Do you know how to use that thing?

    Alejandro Murrieta (new Zorro) : Of course! The pointed end goes into the other man!

    Simple enough isn't it?

    :uhyeah:

    Seriously, that's a good site because it's good to know your blade as intimately as the site shows. You'd do the same for your gun(s) right?
     
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    An excellent example of the difference between a knife user and a knife smith
     
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    I think it was Pizarro who said on his deathbed "I have no gold to reward your faithful service, but I have advice to last a lifetime. Your thumb on the blade and strike upwards."
     
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    Cool sites :)
     
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    Done.

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    Glossary of common knife terms.

     

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