Knife-craft

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Parts of a pocket knife

Parts of a pocket knife

  • Thumbnail slot - Also called a nail nick and is used to open the blade. In modern knives this might be replaced by a stud
  • Choil - the ground part of the blade before the shoulder tang, in some pocket knives this may be serrated as a non-slip thumb rest.
  • Shoulder tang
  • Case - Serves as the handle of a pocket knife.
  • Kick - The unsharpened part of the blade just before the handle, also known as a ricasso.
  • Edge - The cutting edge of the knife blade extending from the tip to the kick.
  • Blade - The thin flat part of the knife that is sharpened to produce the cutting edge of the knife.


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