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Old 06-26-2014, 5:36 PM
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I went to a party and went outside and shared a smoke with a guy and his girlfriend. He apparently works for a scope manufacturer, but his girlfriend, much to my surprise, was a knife expert. Apparently really into throwing knives, and she made me realize that I knew very little, actually, about knives. So I thought it would be good to make a glossary/chart of different terms, features, grades of steel for reference. As I said I am not the expert here, though I am reading up. I thought people could pool their knowledge a bit to fill out the list.

Types of Knives

Common Parts of a Fixed Blade Knife

Types of Fixed Blade Knives

Common Parts of a Folding Knife

Types of Folding Knives

Types of Locking Mechanism

Types of Blades (Points)

Grades of Metal used (usual characteristics)



Any other categories you might think of, or, alternatively, any websites that already have done this work would be great. Especially, e.g., if rather than just listing types of metals used and their alloy contents, if it gave an understanding of the relative advantages/disadvantages. A beginner might not know how carbon or vanadium affects the blade
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Great ideas appear to occur often ...

http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...fe-Anatomy-101

http://www.hertzmann.com/articles/2001/knives/

http://www.myarmoury.com/feature_anatomy.html

http://www.angelfire.com/dragon/swords/anatomy.html

http://www.ebay.com/gds/An-in-depth-...1963744/g.html

http://zknives.com/knives/articles/knifesteelfaq.shtml
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Thank you very much!
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I like this link. Lots of pictures and thorough...

Http://www.jayfisher.com/Knife_Anato...efinitions.htm



I'll also take this oportunity to say Quillon is pronounced "key on", because it's a widely known and used knife word that is also widely mispronounced "quill yun"

However, so many rednecks say quill-yun, it should be officially recognized as an alternate pronunciation.
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Not sure if it will help but I recently became interested in Japanese Kitchen knives and have learned some amazing info regarding metals, blade parts, HR (hardness rating) from a site called KitchenKnifeforums.

I have no affiliation with that site but most are hard core chefs who use blades everyday and they give info on the above plus great sharpening info which is my next goal.

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Here's a TTAK article on blade steel, with further links - http://www.thetruthaboutknives.com/2...ls/#more-21512

Knife steel discussions look to me the way I believe Penal Code looks to many others.
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Another TTAK post sends us to http://www.knifeart.com/knifearticles.html

KnifeArt is a retailer, but somebody there feels the itch to explain stuff.
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And another knife steel site, http://faq.customtacticals.com/steels/index.php
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