Knife Anatomy

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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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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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Ah, useful, thanks! I should know more about this than I do.
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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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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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:
An excellent example of the difference between a knife user and a knife smith
 

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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?

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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This would probably make a good sticky for this section, as I am not sure many people know these terms. :)


Done.

- Carol Kaur
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