Almost as old as humanity itself, knives are hand-held cutting tools with a blade and a handle (also known as a hilt). Knife blades generally fall into two broad categories- those that are fixed into place with a single cutting edge (fixed-blade double edged tools smaller than swords generally fall within the sub-classification of Daggers) and blades with either a single or double edge that are enclosed within the handle when not in use. The latter category covers a wide spectrum and is further broken down based on how the blades are deployed including side-deployed manual Folding Knives and Spring Assisted Knives as well as front loading Out-The-Front (OTF) Knives.
Having evolved in construction right along with human technology, knives have gone from simplistic tools made from sharpened rock, flint or bone to today’s tough and durable high carbon steel blades. Along with improvements in manufacturing, a variety of knife blade shapes have also developed over time as man has devised new ways to deal with the tasks at hand. From Clip Point pokers to Trail Point skinners and armor-piercing Tanto-style choppers, each blade style has a particular set of strengths- while any knife can perform just fine in a utility role, you should try to match the right knife style to your particular needs. Come browse our full selection below, we are sure to have just what you need and much, much more!