BladeForums has apparently removed their FAQs pages. I have removed all dead links and replaced them with live links where possible.
I located some custom knife FAQs that were similar to the BladeForums FAQs at knifeart.com. I hope you find them to be useful.
I. Introduction to the Blade Geometry FAQ
II. Blade Characteristics
- The Belly
- The Re-Curved Belly
- Bellies and Angles
- The Point
- Blade Thickness
- Edge Thickness
- The Primary-Bevel Edge
III. Blade Grinds
- The Hollow Grind
- The Chisel Grind
- The Sabre Grind
- The Flat Grind
- The Convex Grind
- The Dual-Ground Reinforced Tanto
IV. Blade Shapes, and What They're Good For
- The Clip Point
- The Drop Point
- The Tanto
* Americanized Tanto
* Chisel-Ground Tanto
- The Sheepsfoot
- The Dagger
- The Spear Point
- The Trailing Point
V. Steel and Blade Geometry
VI. Putting It All Together
- Two Combat/Utility Knives
- The Camp Knife
- Three Folders
- A Hunter (Classic Loveless and A.G.R. Deerhunter)
- A Custom-Made Folder
II. Plain vs. Serrated The Conventional View
III. Plain vs. Serrated Re-thought
IV. What Should I Carry?
V. Thoughts On The Partially-Serrated Blade
II. The Fundamentals of Sharpening
- Getting a sharp edge
- What angle?
- What kind of stone?
- Should I use oil or water on my stone?
- How fine should my stone be? Important notes on grits!
- Using a steel
III. Putting it all together
- Freehand tips and tricks
- Why does my knife go dull so fast?
- Keeping bevels even
- Putting it all together
IV. Sharpening The "Differently-Ground" Blade
- Those pesky serrated blades
- The Moran (Convex) edge
- The chisel-ground edge
V. Overview of various sharpening systems
- Clamp-on sharpening guides (Razor Edge, Buck, etc.)
- Clamp-and-Rod rigs (Lansky, Frost, etc.)
- V-type sharpeners (Spyderco Triangle, etc.)
- Other miscellaneous
- Freehand sharpening, and its wondrous advantages!
For a A to Z glossary of knife terms, see A.G. Russell's Knife Encyclopedia
BERNARD LEVINE'S KNIFE-RELATED LINKS PAGE
Includes links to knife laws, organizations, publications, history, and others.
Please feel free to email me or post in this forum your comments, ideas, and suggestions to improve this FAQ page. Also please let me know if you find any broken links.
I hope you don't mind me promoting one of my projects but this is ARFCOM...
M9Bayonet.com is still a work in progress but I hope that the members of my forum and I have managed to put together about as much information on the M9 bayonet as you will find anywhere. Included on the website is the complete history of the M9 Bayonet as well as the history of the M9 Bayonet manufacture from Development to current issue. There are hundreds of photos that show the differences and changes plus we have a library with all the manuals, patents, and other documents that we have been able to compile.
We welcome anybody that is interested to come and help with the project!
FYI, none of these links work anymore =(
Shoot me an email if you want the latest copies of those FAQs!