If you are a custom knife collector, you probably know of a wide variety of custom, hand-forged knives. Perhaps you have a favorite knifemaker and fancy Jason Knight Knives or Bob Loveless Knives. However, the best knife collector is always learning something new about custom knives. In this blog post, we discuss the most underrated forms of custom knives and the benefits each custom blade and custom knife possesses.
A grail knife is one knife that you lust after, and do whatever it takes to track down, and when one comes available, you’re willing to sell everything you need to sell and buy it. Maybe you have another knife that you then switch your grail focus to. This term is used by avid knife collectors and can describe really any knife, from a Bob Loveless Knife to a Jason Knight Knife, it just depends on the personal preference of the custom knife collector.
Fixed Blade Knife
Fixed blade (non-folding) knives are designed for dozens of applications and include hunting knives, survival knives, combat knives, boot knives, dive knives, throwing knives and more. Fixed blade knives are known for their precision and sturdiness.
You probably already know what a pocket knife is- a foldable knife with one or more blades that fit inside the handle that can still fit in a pocket. It is also known as a jackknife. A typical blade length is 5 to 15 cm. Even if you are already familiar with pocket knives, you may be surprised to see the wide variety offered.
A tactical knife is a knife with military features designed for use in extreme situations. In popular usage the terms “fighting knife” and “tactical knife” are frequently used to describe the same knives, despite the fact that a tactical knife is more often used as a utility tool, not as a weapon. You may be surprised to see the precision and artistry offered in a number of tactical knives.
Custom Bowie Knife
Bowie knives have a rich history- they display a pattern of fixed-blade fighting knife created by James Black in the early 19th century for Jim Bowie to use in the Sandbar Fight, a famous duel. While you, a custom knife collector, might not be using them for the exact same purposes, custom bowie knives can be a great addition to your burgeoning knife collection.
While that isn’t an exhaustive list of custom knives (also look out for custom folding knives and custom hunting knives), it does give you insight into the custom knife world. If you are on the market for a new custom knife, or are simply looking to learn a little more knifelore, look no further than Exquisite Knives. Exquisite Knives has a wide selection of custom, hand-forged knives perfect for even the most persnickety knife collector.