|EDGING INTO A BLADE
Clip Point Blade
Clip Point - A clip point blade has an area of the blade cut-out of the top of the tip. This allows for better sharpness and control of your blade. These types of blades usually feature
a larger belly on the blade for better slicing abilities.
Drop Point Blade
Drop Point - A drop point blade has a tip which lowers slightly to the tip of the blade. Along with the Clip Point blade this blade also usually features a larger belly on the blade for
better slicing abilities.
Tanto - The major purpose of this style of blade is that the tip of the blade is aligned with the straight forward spine of the blade. Which allows for the tip of the blade to have a
thick strong spine support. These types of blades have many styles some you may encounter in our store.
Dagger / Double Edge
Dagger/Double Edge - A double edge blade has been sharpened on both sides which leads to a sharpened point.
Hook Blade - A hook blade curves with the sharpened area on the concave side.
Scimitar - A scimitar blade curves with the sharpened area on the convex side.
Sheepsfoot - The top or "spine" of this blade type curves downward to meet the sharpened tip of this blade. With this design the tip of the blade generally has no sharpened point, for
this design is mostly used for slicing.
Spear Point Blade
Spear Point - A spear point blade has a spine in the center of the full blade which travels down to the sharpened point of the blade. Both sides of this design are usually sharpened
depending on the manufacturer specs.
Trailing Point Blade
Trailing Point - A trailing point blade is designed with a larger than average belly best used for slicing. The blades point is generally higher than the spine of each blade so that the
point does not create a henderence while in use.
Santuko - A santuko is known as a Japanese chefs knife. Widely used and best known for its curved spine which curves downward to the edge with a slightly curved belly.
Hawkbill - A blade shaped with a sharply curved hook, rather like a talon. The inside edge of the curve is where the sharpened cutting edge is located.