Life on the edge: blade types


Hello again, blade lovers I’m back again with another guide for all your edge weapon info. Today will will be talking about the actual blade its self.

There is many styles of blades, (I.E.. drop point, serrated, sheep foot, single or double edged) but i want to talk about curved and straight blades. “What’s the difference they all cut right wolfking?” Well yes and no, yes they are all sharp and will cit but what is your purpose for cutting? If you’re just cutting something around the house like rope, or opening a box then yes just about any knife will do, but for self defense its a different matter.

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First we should talk about why some blades are curved and others are straight. Well straight blades are used for thrusting Like an English knights sword this style puts more of the focus on the tip of the blade allowing the force of it to penetrate the plate armour. Now on the other side a curved blade like a katana or scimitar is used for slashing because the curved edge lets it cut deeper because your using the full length of the blade. Both can slash and both can thrust but it all depends on which kind of defensive style you use.

Straight blade styles are usually more aggressive, using more forward attacks like stabbing, where as ,in my opinion, curved blades are more defensive.

Straight blades are better for close quarter combat like a hallway because they don’t need as much room for wide sweeping attacks that are better suited for curved blades.

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The longer slashing strikes of curved blades are used for keeping an attacker at a distance until you get the opportunity to strike.

So as always know your knife, know the laws in your area, and the best way to win a fight is to never let it start.

 

 

– Matt Mollett A.K.A the WolfKing

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