5 Blade Shapes & Their Uses

We are going to cover 5 common blade shapes and their uses in this article. Although, there are many more shapes than 5 for the sake of short attention spans we will cover 5 and their uses in rapid-fire succession.

Blade Shape #1 – The Pen Blade

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Originally created for sharpening quills, the Pen Blade is good for small, fine-detailed tasks such as sharpening a pencil, opening a letter or even cleaning your fingernails.

Blade Shape #2 – The Clip-Point Blade

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The Clip-Point Blade is a great choice for hunting, fishing and outdoors usage. The clipped point aids in control for meat processing, and skinning.

Blade Shape #3 – The Sheepsfoot Blade

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With little of a point, the Sheepsfoot Blade is ideal for carving, slicing and even for emergency responders.

Blade Shape #4 – The Spey Blade

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The Spey Blade was originally created for use by cowboys and ranchers to castrate livestock. These blades are also ideal for skinning.

Blade Shape #5 – The Coping Blade

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Much like a coping saw without teeth, a Coping Blade, is used for tight spaces and curved cuts. This blade is great for carpenters and electricians.

Every knife, every blade has a specific use, learning what those uses are can help in choosing the best knife for the job. Using a knife based on it is design it is the best way to prevent accidents.

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