Terminology Every Knife Collector Should Know
Knife collecting is a pretty interesting hobby to have. Collecting various designs and styles of knives can be very awesome and in some cases can be a great investment, too. But as far from just collecting knives, a good collector must have an ample amount of understanding and knowledge about the knives themselves. When you want to find great deals on knives to add to your knife collection, it’s always great to know the basics before you want to go out on your own adventure.
Each knife may have different sizes and shapes but there is also the foundation of what makes a knife overall. As one can name the parts of any instrument, at least you will be able to identify the most common features.
Let’s start off with the knife’s Edge. It is the most common part of the knife where the cutting action happens. The blade, especially the edge, takes a lot of talent and craftsmanship to create.
The Belly is the curve of the edge. Every knife has its own unique curve depending on the size and shape.
The Spine is basically the back of the edge or blade. Its role is to give support and strength to the edge as you cut.
The Point is literally the point of the blade. This part takes care of the poking or stabbing ability of each knife.
The Guard or Hilt is the piece in between the blade and the handle or grip of the knife. It may be thick enough to guard your hand against the blade or sometimes small depending on the design.
The Choil is the non-sharpened space between the Edge and the Hilt.
The Bevel is considered to be the cutting angle of the Edge and usually has 22-30 degrees in its angle.
With these basics knowledge on the crucial parts of the knife, you can always have an upper hand in identifying the knife’s features and can get you started on your collection.