Types and Usage

A blade is the portion of a tool, weapon, or machine with an edge that is designed to puncture, chop, slice or scrape surfaces or materials.

Types and Usage of Blade:

From pocket knives to the Bowie knife popularized in Crocodile Dundee, the wide variety of knives available ensures a proper blade or type for just about any job.

1. Drop Point: Benchmade Volli Knife One of the most common blade types, the drop point is most popular within the realm of hunting knives and larger pocket-knife blades, but this blade style also works well as a tactical or survival knife.

2. Clip Point: A popular version of this blade design is a Bowie knife, often used for hunting. 

3. Spear Point: Often used on throwing knives, spear-point blades effortlessly pierce and stab. 

4. Sheepsfoot: The sheepsfoot blade is a cutting and slicing specialist. A long, flat edge makes this blade popular with emergency responders who need a knife to cut through seat belts and restraints.

5. Tanto: Derived from Japanese samurai swords. Tanto blades are popular with military personnel and law-enforcement groups for their strength and versatility at cutting through a large array of objects.

6. Blunt Tip: Blunt tips aren’t exactly a blade design—they’re more of a modification to pre-existing spear-point blades used for playboating, kayaking, and watersports.

7. Pocket Knives: Pocket knives don’t have a specific blade type, but they often feature drop-point blades plus a variety of tools, such as scissors, can/bottle openers, pliers, toothpicks, screwdrivers, and serrated saws.

8. Serrated Blades: Serrated blades are advantageous when slicing through course, textured objects like rope, tree branches or thicker objects that require a back-and-forth sawing motion.

9. Spey Point Blade: This blade type was originally used for spaying animals but has become popular in trapper style knives for skinning and dressing animals due to the muted tip on the blade.

10. Trailing Point Blade: This type of knife profile is most commonly used for fillet knives, but also seen in slashing weapons.  The large surface area of the edge combined with the thin tip make it ideal for processing fish and other small wild life.

11. The Simple/Normal Blade: The simple blade is a very strong blade type, these knife profiles are ideal for heavier work such as batoning wood and cutting heavy rope or roots.

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