When buying a Damascus Knives Blanks or fix blade knife, it is helpful to understand the terminology use when reading the knife description. I have research knife terminology and create a list to assist you in your purchase.
Tips of Knives blanks
This is a term use to describe the sharpness of the steel. The blade of a pocket knife or a knife with a fix blade will become blunt over time due to wear and tear.
The science of designing to study and manufacture products that are comfortable, easy to use and efficient for humans. Therefore, pocket knives and fix blade knives have a wide range of different blades and handles.
A fine blanking tool is a tool use to manufacture a part in a single press. Once press, there is little need to sharpen or reshape, as all that remains to be done is to remove burrs. In the case of pocket knives and knives with a fix blade, the blade is manufacture by fine grinding.
The opening aid mechanism of a pocket knife. The flipper has no torsion bar, but uses a kinetic opening method. When force is applied to the flipper, the pocket knife opens quickly and easily. The flipper opening mechanism of the pocket knife allows the blade to open smoothly without any mechanical assistance.
Full tang knife
A knife made of one piece of steel from the tip to the butt of the blade. There is a shell that consists of a flat handle of material, such as deer, wood or resin, that is attaché to the tang with rivets or pins. Knives with full tangs are very stable and are not affecter by temperature changes. They can also be decoratively color, ground and polisher.
This is a manufacturing term that refers to the ability of a metal to be hardened by heat treatment. It should not be confuse with hardness.
Hardness is use to measure the ability of a blade to resist deformation. The Rockwell hardness scale, which is sometimes use to describe knife blades, is use for this measurement. The hardness of a knife blade is determined by the depth to which a tool, such as a steel ball or diamond cone, penetrates the metal.
10 tips to help you make the most of your collection
There’s a big difference between a knife lying around the house and a collection. Here are 10 tips to help you make the most of your collection.
Organize your collection.
If you collect knives, you should have a certain amount of knowledge. Use that knowledge to organize it. How you do it is up to you, but think about it. Designate yourself as an expert. Choose a few categories and a few subcategories. For example, depending on your collection, you may have set knives and folders. Divide them into American-made and foreign-made, and also by the material of the handle.
- Arrange them Arrange your knives on a table and make each category a work of art. Arranging them, however, can support your organization.
- This is the challenge of combining logic and art. How can arrangements and origins tell a story? How can you help others, or your wife, understand the beauty of the collections you have? ..
- Label it Perhaps the biggest difference between the aforementioned pile of knives in the house and a collection with a capital C is the label.
- Remember, you’re the expert, so don’t be afraid to be a little obsessive.
- Store safely Actually, it all comes down to where and how you store or display your collection. Safety matters.
- Knives have blades, and if you don’t think about people and their skin, you could accidentally damage your knives.
A beautiful walnut cabinet with lots of shallow drawers or a custom built-in wall display case with hidden spotlights is very nice, but not cheap. But they are not cheap. You might try walking into a dumpster or your local cardboard store and buying a suitable box with a lid. Or maybe you have a drawer or two in your world where you keep your knives.
Where do you keep your knives?
- About half the world’s population is women, and they use cloth with style and grace.
- If you’re not a fan of fabric stores (and the writer wasn’t until she actually visited one), find a woman, ask her to be kind to you and show you how it’s done.
- Learn about fleece, velvet and camouflage. Use them to line your drawers with knives.
- But you must be careful not to discolor them, especially if you have silver or silver-plated knives.
- Unbleached cotton is best. Ask the lady at the fabric store to show you the wadding for your quilt.
- Heavy synthetic fabrics like Ultrasuede are the most problematic.
- These materials can discolor shiny metals and, worse, produce strange fumes.
- If your collection is worthwhile, Google “clothes with tarnish,” learn about them, and invest in them.
Again, you are the expert on your collection, but not so expert that you cannot rely on a single reference book. Use reference materials as part of your collection, or as a supporting part of your collection. Try keeping a small notebook or journal to record your collection. Keeping some records is important for you as a collector, but it can also serve the more important function of getting your insurance company to pay out in the event of a loss.
What do you use when you work on your knives?
Assemble the toolbox for collectors. Put it in the same drawer or shelf as your reference materials. Polishing cloth? Steel wool and shoe polish (shoe polish is cheaper and more readily available than more expensive products like Caravan, and comes in a wide range of colors). And steel wool and shoe polish are also the museum curator’s smartest secrets). Add some paint thinner (or turpentine oil if you’re worried about the smell) and you have the tools you need to clean those old knife you pick up at the flea market.
Remember our discussion of paperwork above?
Again, this depends on the value of your collection. But if it’s worth that much, it might be worth talking to an insurance agent. You might pay a few dollars more a month. Or maybe not. Insurance is a complicated subject.
Knowledge about desiccants and UV light If you are not concerned about insects eating your food, but are concerned about discoloration and rust, you may want to consider a desiccant. Ultraviolet light (sunlight) can affect organic materials, such as handles made from bones. They may not spoil immediately, especially if your collection is kept in a drawer, but what if it is displayed on the wall in a sunny room? There are ways to ensure that deterioration is very low, so get to know them.
Bring a child Think about all the academic items in your collection. The history of this knife, or knives like it. Who (and what profession) use it and why was it shaped the way it was? The metallurgy that makes this knife different from that knife. Why did you organize them that way?
It would be great if such a passion of yours could be passed on to your children and grandchildren. But what if that child found knives boring, but was fascinated by insects and stones? Look at the list above and think about what you can do to help your young collector become a collector.