Blade FAQs:


Q: Is a blade the portion of a tool?

A: Yes, and weapon, or machine with an edge that is designed to puncture, chop, slice or scrape surfaces or materials.

Q: Is a blade also important?

A: Yes.

Q: Are blades common on Trapper style pocketknives for skinning fur-bearing animals?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a blade similar in profile to a sheep's foot but the curve of the back edge starts closer to the handle and is more gradual?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a blade deposited as an offering to the storm-god by king Tuthaliya?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a blade comparatively poor but it is possible?

A: Yes, if the tip is strong, that more force can be applied allowing greater penetration without damaging the tip.

Q: Were blades originally made to trim the hooves of sheep?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a blade less effective as the blade is parallel to the direction draw but the serrations of a serrated blade are at an angle to the fibres?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a blade sharpened on the inside edge and is similar to carpet and linoleum knives?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a blade much thicker than a knife of comparable size?

A: Yes.

Q: Are blades double-edged with a central spine?

A: Yes, and like a dagger or spear head.

Q: Are blades more resistant to fracturing on impact?

A: Yes.

Q: Are blades made from a material that is about as hard?

A: Yes, though usually harder, than the material to be cut.

Q: Is a blade like a normal blade with the back "clipped"?

A: Yes, This clip can be either straight or concave.

Q: Is a blade rolled across in a diameter cut?

A: Yes.

Q: Are blades sometimes marked or inscribed?

A: Yes, for decorative purposes, or with the mark of either the maker or the owner.

Q: Is a blade a symmetrically-shaped blade with a point aligned with the centerline of the blade's long axis?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a blade thin there is little material to remove from the fine edge before the edge is worn away to a thicker section?

A: Yes.

Q: Are blades one of humanity's oldest tools?

A: Yes, and continue to be used for combat, food preparation, and other purposes.