To better understand our knife-o-pedia you will find below an explanation about the terminology most commonly used when referring to the different parts of a knife:
F Finger guard
K Handle guard
Upper end of the blade that extends to the handle.
Front end of the knife which is used for piercing.
Cutting edge of the knife, from tip to heel.
Rear end of the blade, which if sharp can be used for cutting.
Part of the blade between heel and handle.
Only full bolster knives: extension of bolster towards heel, protecting the hand from the blade.
Thicker metal part between blade and handle.
Portion of metal part of blade that extends into the handle, adding weight and balance.
Handle, consting of 2 scales added to the tang, or one piece put on the tang.
Metal pins that attach the scales to the tang (in case of riveted handles).
A lip below the butt of the handle for a better grip and to prevent slipping.
The terminal end of the handle.