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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Anatomy Of A Chief's Knife

Think it is only humans that have an anatomy? Well, that is not all that right. As you can see from the image above, even the knife of a chief have an anatomy. What do all those labelled part means? Read on the find the answer.

The Tang:
You will notice that in between the handle of a chief's knife there is an iron, this iron is what is referred to a Tang. In other words, we can also say that the Tang is the iron that joins the knife's blade to the handle. In most cases, the tang is visible it will extend to the end of the knife handle, whereas, when it is hidden, then the tang is halfway through the handle.

The Handle
This is the part where the chief hold when using the knife. Varying in shape, size, weight and material, the combination of the Handle and Tang is what gives the knife of a chief its stability and balance.

The Butt
The butt is the backend of the knife/handle. That is, the opposite end of the knife's point. In some rear cases though, when the Tang extend to the end of the Handle, the Tang is crafted to serve also as the Butt.

The Rivet
Performing the function of a screw, the Rivet is what hold the Tang and the Handle together securely, and it cannot be above the surface of the Handle, it is either in the same level or a little below the Handle surface. As it with the case of most knife with iron or aluminum handle, the Rivet is not present because the Tang is crafted to serve the purpose of Tang, Handle, Butt and Rivet.

The Bolster
This is usually the center of the knife which marks the starting point of both the Tang and Hand, and the end point of the blade.

The Heel
The Heel is the widest and strongest part of the blade of a chief's knife. It is located at the rare of the blade serving as the end of the blade.

The Edge
The Edge refers to the sharp side of the blade which runs from the Point downward to the Heel. Because in most knife the Edge takes the shape of a belly, it is then also considered as the belly of the knife.

The Tip
This is the part use commonly for slicing and in most cases, it is usually the sharpest part of the Edge which covers 30% of the Edge's length from the Point.

The Point
The Point of the other hand is the part of the blade where the Edge-Tip and the Spine meet. It is commonly used for piercing.

The Spine
The Spine is the blunt side of the blade which is opposite the Edge. Because it is blunt, it is usually thick and its thickness is what usually determines the strength of the blade and the over all weight and stability of the knife.

The Blade
This is the main part of the knife. It hold the Spine, Point, Tip, Edge and Heel.

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