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Fallkniven F1 Review

Fallkniven F1 knife is used by Swedish air force, we all be reading about it and many of us owns it as well. YouTube is full of F1 reviews and people are testing it like crazy in their Fallkniven F1 Reviews, but here we are as well. But before, we being we must know and understand the background of this Fallkniven F1 Knife and its mandatory as well for Fallkniven F1 Review as well.

Background Fallkniven F1 & Fallkniven F1 Pro

As you may have read my review about Fallkniven S1, this is my review on Fallkniven Knives which is famous for its fixed blades knives or Survival Knives not only in Sweden but all over the Globe. And it’s the Fallkniven F1 knife which made it most famous as per my research over internet and even talking with few knife experts in my area.

Fällkniven in Swedish language means folding knives and yet it’s famous for its fixed blade knives. Isn’t it strange and happening? Anyways, as we all know Mr. Peter Hjortberger founded Fallkniven and in 1987 he received a request from FMV aka (Swedish Defence Materiel Administration) who need a new survival knife for their Swedish Airforce Pilots? Mr. Peter Hjortberger accepted FMV’s request and started his research for making a survival knife and for that profiling of user and the knife being used is a must. And he did the same, as per FMV the survival will be used by elite soldiers of Special Forces who are not only highly trained military personnel but also operating behind enemy lines. Keeping in mind the modern warfare and priorities for most above said users. Thus, he designed the first F1 Knife which has short yet broad blade, full tang, a knife well suited for the tasks required and can withstand extreme climates.

The first F1 knives were made with ATS34 which was used in turbines of Boing Jets having same qualities like of VG10. Linder Cutlery took the manufacturing of first 2000 Knives and delivered them. In August 1995 they were delivered and within the same year it became official Survival Knife of Swedish Airforce Pilots.

Fällkniven didn’t want to just cash in the success and they started developing better laminated steel to stay ahead of their competitors and then they came with VG10 lamination which not only adds more flexibility in its steel but also making it more resilient. Then they have Lam Cos and later 3G lamination.

This is the most decisive part in selecting blade material for survival knife as this new VG10 laminations allow the knife to bend and return to its actual true without breaking or staying bent. Further enhancements are done with convex grind of the blades and for that it needs skill and mechanical automation. Today, more than 100,000 Fallkniven F1 knives have been sold worldwide and as it’s a family business still ran in Boden with 7 family members.

Fallkniven F1 Knife Series

Fallkniven company success lies in continuous development based on feedback from their customers and users. This results in a complete series of Knives like Fallkniven F1 and Fallkniven F1 Pro.  All F1 models have CoS, VG10 and then Super steel called 3G. People on low budget can have CoS and who want really premium steel for their survival blade and Opt for 3G. Similarly, users asked for less expensive yet a material easy to sharpen you have Fallkniven F1 with Lam CoS steel for them. And those who look for really good performance they can have same knife in VG10 variant of Fallkniven series.

Then comes the blade finish, Satin or black adding more character to your knife. As for Fallkniven F1 Pro versions as per materials it’s been discussed for bigger blade size Fallkniven has F1 Pro it’s for people who want more beefy and more rugged knife. Thus, all versions of Fallkniven F1 Series are mentioned as under for Quick overview. This thing continues for even left and right handers and there are separate sheaths for Left handers and right handers for ease of use.

Fallkniven F1 is official knife being used by Swedish Air Force since 1995.  It’s a knife whose manufacturing areas and core manufacturers kept on shifting.

Like in start Fallkniven F1 Knives were made Linder a German Company based in Solingen then later it its manufacturing has been shifted to SEKI, Japan.

Why? Because of VG-10 steel. As Fallkniven F1 is made from 3 layers of laminate VG10 steel. The most interesting and useful property of VG10 steel is its ability against sidewise stress.

Fallkniven F1z Box

Fallkniven F1 has many variants like Fallkniven F1 Pro, Fallkniven S1X, and Fallkniven S1 (cos black finish) and so..! The product under review today is Fallkniven F1 as if previously reviewed Fallkniven S1.

Fallkniven F1 VG10 Vs Fallkniven F1 LamCos

When we talk about Fallkniven Knives, its Survival knives with high quality blade, superb grip at your disposal, similarly, this Fallkniven F1 is definitely a Scandinavian classic as it also has drop point blade, its middle sized blade and a synthetic handle and who can forget about its Zytel sheath which we discuss in detail as well.

Fallkniven F1 VG10
Fallkniven F1 Cos

As per my first impression of Fallkniven F1 Knife, I must say it’s quite balanced between its strength, functionally, cost and effectiveness which we will be doing in this review as we proceed. But first things first, let’s talk about its Technical Specifications, so we know, what to expect from it and what not? Note: F1 LamCos is slightly bigger, heavier and expensive than F1 VG10.

Technical Specifications of Fallkniven F1 VG10

  • Blade Color         Silver/Gray
  • Blade Edge          Plain
  • Blade Length      3.80
  • Blade Material   Lam.VG10
  • Handle Color      Black
  • Handle Material Thermorun
  • Knife Type          Fixed Blade
  • Knife Weight      6.00
  • Point     Drop Point
  • Sheath Included  Yes
  • Sheath Material Zytel
  • Total Length       8.30

The Design of Fallkniven F1 VG10 & Fallkniven F1 Lam.Cos

It’s a full tang knife just like Fallkniven S1, and also had beautiful convex grind with drop point blade. Beauty lies in its simplicity making it standard Swedish Air Force survival knife without a doubt.

But, do not get fooled by the dead simple plain looks of this knife. It’s a fixed blade knife and its almost 6 ounces 170 grams meaning as light as holding 3 A4 printing papers in your hand. The Zytel sheath comes by default with it.

Fallkniven f1 in hand

But if you order it from Fallkniven official website, you do have the option to have leather sheath as well. Please note that there is another variant of F1 with Lam.Cos also which is slightly higher in price as compared to F1 VG 10 stainless steel knife we have this review on.

The Blade of Fallkniven F1 Pilot Knife

As mentioned earlier it’s a drop point blade and drop point blades are mostly used in outdoor knives or in field. The drop point shape of its blade has proven itself and its most optimal shape to survival knives. That’s why you see, 90% of the survival knives have drop point blade.

Then comes the 3 layers of laminated steel which is not complete convex grind as an whole like Fallkniven F1 Black, but you will find flat grind for most the part and convex grind start to get its shape near edges. Similarly, all 3 layers of steel are visible in day light.

Fallkniven F1 spine

The knife blade has a very small choil showing a thorough thought process by Fallkniven Knives as this small choil makes sharpening it easier and makes it look better too.

The spine of F1 has material making it strong and yes, it sparks with fire steel whenever you strike. But you won’t find jimping on its spine just like Fallkniven S1

You must be wondering I have not talked about Blade material so far. As said, its blade is made from VG10 steel with convex grind given to this. VG10 Stainless Steel is proven from longer edge retentions and with great HRC ratings making the knife literally invincible or indestructible by human pressures.

Second best part of VG10 Steel is sharpening, you can get back razor sharp edge in no time. It’s much easier and quicker to make your blade razor sharp again after use.

Batoning Rating of F1

I have tried and used it and after I rate it 7 out of 10 for its Batoning ability. As 3.75 or 4” in F1 Cos Version both are quite small for batoning purposes but yet, the strength of the blade and retaining blade sharpness earns it 7/10 rating against batoning.

Fallkniven F1 Batoning

Fallkniven F1’s handle Review

F1 is a full tang knife by design and the handle is again made from Thermorun. Thermorun is a synthetic material and which is insoluble against so many soluble agents.

Fallkniven F1 Thermorun handle

The handles are thin, so they do not bulge up the grip, making the knife’s grip comfortable in hand. The Thermorun handle scales provides added friction (grip) when your hands are wet or even if you are wearing gloves.

The quillion at the end is perfect in size, not so big that it’s protruding out and not even small that your fingers or grips slips from it and in result you cut your hand. The quillion is perfect in size both in terms of its functionality as well as in aesthetic looks.

There is also a lanyard hole in the handle as well. Given I never used lanyard in my Fallkniven knives because they are always packed in their respective sheaths. But yes, during batoning having a lanyard for addition grip is a good thing.

Last, the tang of Fallkniven F1 sticks out from the end and servers as hammer or if you have to press or squeeze anything in wild, you can easily use it.

As a whole, the handle from its construction to its materials everything is great, you can use it anyway you want, all types of hands and almost all grips are fine while holding. I must say the handle ergonomics of this knife are better as compared to Fallkniven S1.

The Sheath of Fallkniven F1

Fallkniven F1 is for sale at most the websites with Zytel Sheath through injection molded system. Its light weight, durable and has large belt loop as well. A small lip locks the knife securely but when you shake it, you still feel the noise of blade hitting the sheath.

Fallkniven F1 with Zytel Sheath

I must say it’s not that quality or craftsmanship that you see in a knife as these sheaths are mass produced or the one I received wasn’t properly checked for quality. But, there is also a hole in it at the bottom of sheath which serves as drain hole for dirt and fluids.

Fallkniven F1 Leather Sheath Vs Zytel Sheath

But, there is leather sheath available as well for this knife, I don’t have my hands on it so, it’s not right to comment on something without using it. 

Where to buy Fallkniven F1?

Now you know my point of view about Fallkniven F1 Knife. The final question is where to buy Fallkniven F1 fixed blade knife with lowest price, being sure that you get the best price for your knife.

I’m linking the images down under from where you can buy them brand new Fallkniven F1 VG10 and also Fallkniven F1 LamCos one at the lowest prices with fast shipping offers and also 30 days return policy.

Buy Fallkniven F1 CoS for Sale
Buy Fallkniven F1 VG10 for Sale

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Wharncliffe Knife & Sheepsfoot Knife

What is Wharncliffe Knife & Sheepsfoot Knife?

Wharncliffe Knife & Sheepsfoot Knife

A Sheepsfoot knife & Wharncliffe knife are both alike with just minor difference in their blade building. In Sheepsfoot blade, it has straight edge, with unsharpened little curved back, and has a false idea since the curve fulfills the straight edge. Whereas in Wharncliffe knife, its back or spin is tapered (can be curved). Thus, the only difference between two is tapering of unsharpened back or spine.

Wharncliffe Knife’s tips are more porn to break

Wharncliffe Knife & Sheepsfoot Knife

With the above stated, they are not like or in no resemblance with referral to tasks done with Tanto blades, clip point and so on. In other words, its jobs are little more different then we usually finish with other survival knives. They are of more basic, utilities need which can be achieved with them.

Wharncliffe Knife Vs Sheepsfoot Knife

Both sheepsfoot blade and Wharncliffe blade have very same advantages & disadvantages according to my usage, I consider the tapering part a style or style aspect.

Wharncliffe Knife Vs Sheepsfoot Knife

Wharncliffe Blade & Sheepsfoot Blade Advantages

They Are Great for Carving Tasks

Have you ever been tired and had a knife on you with a stick nearby? Opportunities are, at one point you decided to sculpt that stick into a spear or other wood creation. Well, many Wharncliffe and sheepsfoot blades have a large belly part that doesn’t curve up to a pointy idea, permitting a knife with exceptional sculpting capabilities. Some Wharncliffe knives have actually recurves built into them in order to permit better slicing.

Skinning Jobs

They are terrific for skinning animals on the hunt, without damaging the animal conceal, its meat and other essential organs while cleaning up the animal.

It’s Hard to Stab Yourself

This is certainly one of the most significant sheepsfoot blade advantages. Anybody who utilizes a knife daily has probably unintentionally either stabbed or cut themselves. Well, given that there isn’t a menacing suggestion on completion of a sheepsfoot or Wharncliffe knife, terribly stabbing yourself is pretty challenging to accomplish.

Exceptional Designs of Wharncliffe knives & Sheepsfoot knives

There are some Wharncliffe knives and sheepsfoot blades that do have belly like drop point blades or clip point knives, but they are normally customized. Because of the smooth curves which are most likely to transit into knife’s suggestion, the standard knives don’t have sharp pointers.

Functions Perfectly Rescue Situations

Considering that there normally isn’t much of belly, if any at all, sheepsfoot/Wharncliffe blades are ideal for rescue/emergency situations. That’s why mostly rescue knives are from these shapes.

Rescue Situations

In an emergency situation one needs to cut a piece of clothing from somebody for another person in order to conserve life, a sheepsfoot blade might cut through the clothes without much problem. Minimizing the threat of accidental stabbing.

Gerber Sharkbelly Sheepfoot knife

Wharncliffe knife and Sheepsfoot knife Disadvantages

The majority of sheepsfoot blade and Wharncliffe blade design knives do not have much of sharp point like spear point blades. If you routinely need to pierce and cut various materials, these styles of knives probably aren’t going to be the very best alternatives.

Not the greatest at cutting food Since a lot of blades curve approximately a tip, you can have your knife at a minor angle and rock the knife from tip to deal with as you are cutting food. Because you have to have the blade relatively flat versus a product in order to slice it, this is hard with a sheepsfoot or Wharncliffe.

Lots of latest Wharncliffe knives & Sheepsfoot knives have serration and other stuff on their spines and they are not useful.

Spyderco Delica Wharncliffe Serrated


They have lots of useful uses. Sheepsfoot blades have many job-related uses and Wharncliffe blades are great for many boating activities.

Both sheepsfoot and Wharncliffe blades usually do not have much of a pointer and can be really beneficial for carving, slicing, and rescue activities. They are extremely practical for the majority of everyday uses. There are much more sheepsfoot blade advantages as compared to disadvantages.

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Spear Point Knife

A real spear-point knife has two sharpened edges– one on the top and one on the belly or bottom. However, some blades are called spear points that have a similar shape, while really having only a single sharpened edge. These single-edged “spear point” blades are not what this topic is related to. You will come to know why as you read along.

Spear Point Blade Definition

A spear point blade resembles the needle-point blade in that benefits piercing. Its point is stronger and it contains a small “belly” that can be utilized for slicing.

Case Cutlery Besh Wedge Fixed Spear Point Blade

A spear point is a semi convex shaped pointed blade with sharp tip at one end and handle on another Spear point blades contain a little belly which can be utilized for some cutting and slicing applications, nevertheless, the belly is relatively small when compared to drop point and clip

. Both edges of the knife fluctuate equally to develop a point that lines up precisely with the Center of the blade. They can be single or double edged, although a lot of forms of the spear point knife featured a double-edged design.

Spear point blades are frequently used and referred to as on throwing knives.

Cold Steel Tai Pan San Mai

Main Difference between Needle Point & Spear Point Knife

In contrast to the needle-point blade which has a weak but extremely sharp point, a spear point knife has a strength that is likewise sharp enough for piercing. With little broader as compared to needle point blade.

A spear point blade is only excellent for piercing if both edges are sharp. The reduced point is quickly manageable and works for fine pointer work.

Spear Point blades have small belly which can be used for slicing or cutting if needed but is relatively small if compared to drop point blade or clip point knife.

Advantages of Spear Point Blade

There are 3 main advantages of Spear Point Blade also known as throwing knife or at times referred as dagger. For Example Esse Knives has so many push daggers in their product rang, one of them is as under:

ESEE Tertiary Push Dagger

Sharp & Strong Tip 

Mostly spear point blades have strong tip as compared to clip point blades because the center of these blades also got good amount of material. As said earlier, I’m discussing double sided sharpened blade.

Very Controllable

Yes, Spear Points have balanced weight (material) as they are symmetrical so, if throwing you have perfectly balanced knife with both edges working smoothly

Perfect Combat Knife

Spear Blades are really good combat knives because of their ability to pierce through amours and strong sharp tip.  Double-edged spear point blades are more fit for a combat scenario than wilderness survival, in my viewpoint, because they are designed to be great for stabbing. like for example Frost Cutlery‘s fixed blade knife with SKU FTX1456BLK

Frost Cutlery Fixed Blade Black (7″)

Easy to sharpen

Both sides of blades can be easily sharpened using leather or stone or against metal depending upon the steel type of blade.

Disadvantages of Spear Point blade Shape

There are always two sides of a coin, similarly, Spear Point blade shape has cons too.

Bad Choice as Survival Knife

For something, a sharpened top edge can make batoning beside impossible, which is often a vital use of a survival knives.

What is Batoning?

Batoning is a technique for splitting wood using a knife. It includes placing your knife against the wood, then striking the back of the knife with a baton (typically a wooden stick). This is a useful method to cut wood that would otherwise require a hatchet or axe.

Small Cutting Edge (Belly)

As Spear Point blades are semi -convex type in shape, having very small or marginal belly which is not efficient for chopping food items.

You cannot slice food or open an envelope or normal EDC tasks with a Spear Point Blade.

But it’s not impossible to slice as with other blades like HawkBill blades or Tanto blades, where if you try to peel an apple, the juice from it fills your hands.


A spear point knife is a great choice for the knife enthusiast who is looking for an excellent balance between slicing and piercing capability. It integrates the sharp point of a daggers with the strength of a drop point blade, while keeping some of the “belly” that is utilized for slicing.

There are many brands which offer Spear Point knives like, Spyderco Knives, Browning Knives, Kershaw Knives, Cold Steel Knives, even United Cutlery & Frost Cutlery has good variety of throwing Knives.  In general, it is a terrific hybrid blade style that is very practical.

Kershaw Decimus Framelock is a spear point knife
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What is clip point Knife

The clip point knife is one of the 3rd most common knife blade shapes chosen by people the other two are Spear Point knives & Drop Point blades.  Clip point blades have the look of having the forward 1/3rd of the blade “clipped” off. The clip itself can be straight or concave

If you’re looking for an excellent versatile blade, then you’ve come to the right location. A clip point (along with a drop point) is among the most popular blade shapes in use today. The most recognizable knife that includes a clip point is the Bowie knife, but it is also popular on many penknife and fixed blade knives.

Gerber Knives’ Gerber Gator Clip point Knife in Hand

More details & customizations on clip point knife

Traditionally, the spinal column or unsharpened edge of the knife begins at the hilt and continues to a point in between one third to one 4th of the blade length. The blade spinal column then tapers in density in either a straight line or a concave to the blade’s point, which may be located above, below, or in line with the main axis of the blade.

The thinned incorrect edge of the clip may be sharpened to form a true second cutting edge. If the incorrect edge is honed it increases the blade’s efficiency in piercing.

Clip point Vs Drop Point

As shown in the picture below, there is a clear difference between a clip point and a drop point blade, as clip point knives has a cut out on the end making a sharp point where as drop point blade has almost long design, simple and straight which people normally associate with knives. Both knives in the following pictures are from same manufacturer Gerber Knives.

Clip point Knife Vs Drop Point Knife

Advantages of the Clip Point


Clip Point knives are very controllable because of sharp point tip. Just like Marbles Folding Bowie Knife

Marbles Folding Bowie Knife Review SKU MR101 in hands

Easy to sharpen

They can be easily sharpened because of its design and one does not need special practice or tools to sharp as we need for Hawksbill knives Or Tanto Knives.

Good for piercing

Due to sharp pointed tip, they can easily pierce through different materials. They are as good as Tanto knives and Reverse Tanto knives as well.


Plenty of cutting edge (“belly”) for slicing, the size of knife varies but the shape has belly, which makes easier for chopping or slicing food items like apples, bread etc.

Given a big bowie knife is great for chopping woods chips for starter fires.

Disadvantages of the Clip Point

Tip Point is narrow and weak

This is only main point where this shape lacks as compared to tanto or reverse tanto knives.  The amount of material is low as compared to its spin and in its belly, making the TIP more thinner and pointer which is a tradeoff between piercing and chiseling.

Rough Ryder Medium Clip Point Hunter a perfect example of Clip point blade


The back (unsharpened) edge of the knife runs directly from the deal with and stops about midway up the blade. It continues and turns to the point of the knife. This “cut-out” area can be curved or straight, and is referred to as the “clip”, which is how this shape got its name. If the part of the knife from the spine to the point has actually literally been clipped off, clip point knives look as.

The point that is developed by this clip is reduced, which supplies more control when using the blade. Because the tip is easy to control, sharp and thinner at the spinal column, a clip point blade lends itself to quicker stabbing with less drag throughout insertion and faster withdrawal.

In many cases, the back edge of the clip point is honed to make a 2nd edge, which improves the function of the pointer even more.

Clip point blades also include a big “stubborn belly” area that is perfect for slicing.

The only genuine downside of the clip point blade is its relatively narrow tip. Due to the fact that it is narrow and so sharp, it has a propensity to be weak and can break fairly quickly.

By picking a clip point, you will be among the many of knife enthusiasts who own a great all-purpose blade that can be used in numerous situations, anticipated or unanticipated.

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Tanto knives

In this article we will be discussing what are tanto knives for? Uses of tanto knives. Advantages of tanto knives, where to use tanto knife and much more.

In some cases, you do not want a versatile knife. You want a knife that does one thing and does that one thing actually well. If you’re searching for a knife that stands out at piercing difficult materials, then the tanto blade is what you’re searching for.

There are so many tanto knives in market from famous brands like, Browning Knives, Cold Steel Knives, Case Cutlery, Marbles Knives, TOPS Knives and many more..!

Initially created for armor piercing, the tanto blade was popularized by Cold Steel and is similar in style to Japanese long and short swords.

What is a tanto Knife?

The tanto knife has a peak with a flat grind, causing a very strong point that is best for stabbing into difficult materials. The thick point of the tanto blade includes a great deal of metal near the pointer, so it has the ability to take in the impact from duplicated piercing that would cause most other knives to break.

The leading edge of the tanto knife meets the back (unsharpened) edge at an angle, instead of a curve. As a result, the tanto blade does not have a belly, which is sacrificed in exchange for a more powerful tip. It is not useful as a basic utility knife due to the fact that it does not have a stomach for slicing like you see in drop point knives.

Drop Point Knives Versus Tanto Knife

Its exceptionally strong point allows it to be utilized in hard scenarios where piercing tough materials is required.

By selecting a tanto point, you will be among the few knife fans who own a blade that is particularly customized to piercing hard materials. If the situation develops, anticipated or unexpected, you’ll be ready.

When Tanto blades become Famous in US?

The Tanto blade was created, established, and promoted in the late 1970s and early 1980s by the company Cold Steel, motivated by the famed Japanese craftsmanship and style. The blade is understood for its excellent power and strength, quality pommel, and helpful points. These components all integrate to add to the Tanto style blade’s overall functionality and durability

What are the sizes of tanto Knives?

There is so much variation in tanto Knives, as A2z Has large variety for its customers to choose from tanto knife which suits ones needs.  You can find EDC knife like Cold Steel Micro Recon 1 Tanto with just 2″ of blade length.

Cold Steel Micro Recon 1 Tanto 27TDT

Similarly, TOPS Magnum Tanto Linerlock is great tactical knife as its tanto blade is of 4.5 inches.



Its strength is maybe the most prominent advantage of a tanto blade purpose over other types of blades. The enhanced blade also makes it possible to use the knife for piercing items continuously without experiencing problems such as snapping of the blade.

I really like Gerber knives especially Gerber Remix Tactical, as it’s with 7Cr17MoV stainless partially serrated tanto blade with thumb lug. A Tanto Knife full of strength by Gerber Knives.

Gerber Remix Tactical Tanto Knife

Chisel Blade Point

The Tanto Style blade point has a design comparable to that of a chisel that gives the blade more power and toughness compared to other types of blade points. To achieve this, a good portion of the overall metal part is focused near the blade’s point.

This particular blade design is generally not thought about as ideal and practical for usage in the wilderness, it is a great design for defensive weapons. The sculpt tanto point on one end is an excellent enhance to the pommel on the opposite end and makes for an extremely potent overall knife style.

Best Example is TOPS 208 Clipper which is has Tanto Blade

TOPS Knives TOPS 208 Clipper Review in Hand

Japanese Design

The blade is influenced by the design of Japanese blades, and is similar to, however not precisely the very same as the shape of the Katana blade that has the kamasu kaiseki or the barracuda suggestion. The Tanto blade function features a blade point that is lined up perfectly with its spine.

The influence of ancient Japanese design and workmanship also provides a somewhat visual historic interest the modern-day Tanto Style blade. You can read We Knife 610 Review which has tanto knife balde


The Tanto knife’s pommel is made from steel, and is tapered. By utilizing a small number of objects, it is specifically developed to provide the capability to take in the effect coming from heavy strikes. As a result, even a seemingly small blow from the pommel can have the very same effective effect of a blunt weapon when used against an aggressor or assaulter.

Disadvantages of Tanto Knife

The greatest downside is the fact that there are 2 main bevels to handle, making honing quite tough. Tanto blades are hard to hone and the majority of these blades have secondary bevels just like most other knife styles.

Hard to Sharpen

A tanto with a straight blade cannot be quickly honed on a stone, while a ceramic rod and stropping can be utilized for a little curved blade.

Not good for Slicing food

There is also the problem that there is no stubborn belly on the blade and two flat edges. Depending upon what you are cutting they can be challenging to slice something with.

CONCLUSION – What are the uses of tanto knives?

Tanto blade knives are fantastic for power, looks, and effectiveness. There are numerous knives that you can purchase online that have tanto blade points. Some survival knives, tactical knives, and combating knives have actually Tanto blades

You can Read Reviews of Tanto Knives as under

WE Knife 608

WE Knife 610

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Reverse Tanto knife

With the style ending up being more popular, we need to ask ourselves what it is about reverse tanto flipper knives that has everyone so interested? A modern-day take on an ancient style, reverse tantos have actually been gathering notification among knife lovers as more knife makers end up their own variations of this blade.

A Reverse Tanto knife

What Is A Reverse Tanto knife?

To understand what a reverse tanto is, first we should take a look at the tanto. Tantos are Japanese short swords whose blade curves approximately the tip, and the spine is almost the same width the entire length of the blade. The Reverse Tanto Knives are & were designed to punch through enemy armor and for slashing.

In the 80s, Cold Steel produced the American tanto shape, which differs from the initial by having the tip rising to the spine at a sharp angle. This develops 2 different angles to hone and extremely little belly. This style is viewed as a largely tactical and combat knife. Cold Steel Slant Tip Machete is great example of reverse tanto knife

Cold Steel Slant Tip Machete – reverse tanto knife

Similarly, in small versions, you will find Kershaw Mixtape Linear Lock Knife, another great example of Reverse tanto Knife. The material or steel of blade really matters in such knives, therefore, Kershaw Knives used 8Cr13MoV stainless steel in it to give it more strength.

The reverse tanto greatly angles to the blade, rather of as much as the spine. Many knives in this style have more of a belly than the American tanto, so they have more utilize as an everyday carry.

How Does It Differ from Other Blade Designs?

Reverse tanto knife has more steel behind the tip giving it more chisel like purpose as compared to other knives. The strength of the tip looks like that of a chisel. Where they all lessen, Reverse tantos bulk up, offering greater capability to pierce hard materials.

They likewise have a sharp angle, using one of the very best shapes in engineering– the triangle. Triangles are one of the greatest shapes readily available and frequently seen where endurance is needed. Its opposite of Tanto blades

Advantages of The Reverse Tanto blade

A reverse tanto has an incredibly strong tip and can be utilized to pierce difficult products. While much of the strength comes from the amount of steel behind the tip, some of it does come from the shape.

It’s capable of slicing and cutting and is even more practical than its tanto producer. This isn’t simply a battle knife, it has benefits outside of that, making it more tactical in nature. The sturdiness of the knife shape provides itself to being used as an everyday carry.

It is flat out an amazing shape, sure to gather interest anywhere it’s seen. Those who want a useful knife with a lot of wow element need to focus on the reverse tanto.

Disadvantages of Reverse Tanto Knife

The strength of the tip depends upon the knife maker. Some reverse tanto knife manufacturers lately have been tapering the blade, leaving less steel at the tip which makes reverse tanto knife’s tip weak. This can restrict its usages.

One method to navigate the disadvantages is when you go to buy reverse tanto flipper knives online, check to see if they’ve been customized. Typically, those modifications will provide the knife more of a belly than they would generally have, which extends their range of uses.

Always inspect and make certain the company you purchase from has a good credibility. One of the reasons to purchase a reverse tanto is for the tip strength. You wish to make certain that hasn’t been jeopardized by a tapered tip.


Reverse Tanto blade has more belly shape curve and for this very purpose as compared to tanto knife but less as compared to spear point or drop point blade shape., This blade shape acts just like normal tanto knife from tip but slicing food, peeling apples is easier with reverse tanto. Read More about Knife blades Guide

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HawkBill Knives

It’s crucial to have a great concept of what you’re trying to find in a knife prior to you purchase one and to understand if you’re possible option will have the ability to fulfill your requirements. When you mean to rely on a product in survival circumstances, this is specifically real.

If you’re taking a look at a tactical hawkbill knife, which has an uncommon shape, you wish to make sure you comprehend its advantages and any disadvantages, depending upon the circumstance.

What are HawkBill Knives?

What are Hawkbill Knives?

A hawkbill shape resembles its name, a hawk’s beak, with a sharp down curve. The inner curve is the one that is honed, and the spinal column is left dull, which permits you to position a finger to assist it.

It’s generally utilized for slicing and cutting, and the sharp point can be utilized to pierce products.

Case Cutlery Hawkbill Pruner Olive Russell – HawkBill Knife

Advantages of a Hawkbill Knives

This shape uses the whole length of the blade to cut, so you do not need to use as much pressure when cutting. While it’s fantastic for cutting open boxes, splicing tape, removing wires, and even difficult tasks like rope, hawkbills have actually just recently been making a shift in usages.

Hawkbill knives have actually been increasing in appeal for tactical functions. Not just are they excellent at the more ordinary cutting jobs, however they’ve likewise shown to be outstanding in fight scenarios. This has actually caused the increase in production of tactical hawkbill knives.

Another advantage to the knife is that even after the blade had actually dulled, the point is still exceptionally sharp. If you’re not able to hone the knife, you can pierce the product, and often that’s enough for even a dull blade to end up the cut.

Marbles Hawkbill Rams Horn

Disadvantages of the Hawkbill Knives

Due to the inward curve of the cutting edge, hawkbill knives can be challenging to hone, especially if you have actually one made from an exceptional quality steel like M390. You might require to think about having actually the knife honed by an expert if that is the case.

Given that the shape is so particular, the curve can restrict the usages of the knife, particularly if you choose an unmodified variation of the blade. A method to circumnavigate this is to choose what you’ll be requiring the knife for, even in severe scenarios, and to select an adjustment that negates this. Its efficient but not as good as versatile you can say as compared to Drop Point Blades

Which brands Offer Hawksbill Knives?

There are many brands which offer Hawksbill Knives, like Frost Cutlery, Case Cutlery, Spyderco Knives, offering many hawkbill knives.

Marbles Knives also have cheap HawkBill Knives

Conclusion about HawkBill Knives

Generally, it’s to assist the knife have a larger variety of functions or to make it fit a particular job. Hawkbill knives are no exception, and they’ve been integrated a range of suggestions.

It’s much better to have either a straight edge or a partly serrated when it comes to tactical blades. Complete serrations have a lot of constraints, and in the end, an effectively honed straight edge can carry out in addition to or much better.

Make sure the supplier is respectable and utilizes quality products when you discover a tactical hawkbill knife for sale. This knife might require to conserve your life. Still want to Know more about Knives, We have complete detailed Knives blade types Guide for you.

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Drop Point Knife or Drop Point Blade

You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for a great all-purpose knife that can stand up to anything. A drop point (together with a clip point) is one of the most popular blade shapes in use today. For example: Spyderco knives‘s Proficient Plain knife

Spyderco’s Proficient Plain knife

The most identifiable knife that features a drop point is the hunting knife, although it is utilized on lots of other kinds of knives also, including the larger blades in Pocket Knives or Every day Carry (ECD) Knives.

What is Drop Point Knife or Drop Point Blade?

The back (unsharpened) edge of the knife runs directly from the grip to the tip of the knife in a sluggish curved way, creating a lowered point. This decreased point supplies more control and adds strength to the tip.

While the tip of drop point is not as sharp as the tip of clip point knife, it is much stronger. Drop point blades are popular on tactical and survival knives since of this tip strength and the capability to hold up to heavy usage.

Drops Point Knives Reviews

Fallkniven is best known for its drop point knives aka Survival knives and they are not only used by their national Air Force but Military Corps all over the world are one of their major customers. We have review Fallkniven F1s, Fallkniven F1Z, and Fallkiven F1xB as well.

Advantages of Drop Point Knife

Following are 4 main advantages or Pros of Drop Point Knife

Easily Manageable

Because the point on a drop point blade is easily manageable, they are a popular choice on hunting knives.

Plenty of Belly

Drop point knives include a large “belly” area that is perfect for slicing. Like For example Fallkniven S1X has a belly.

batoning wood with Fallkniven S1XB survival knife ( a beating for hardness check)

Strong Tip of blade

The broad tip of drop point knife provides the TIP its strength that is not found on clip point knives. Fallkniven F1z is best example

Fallkniven F1z Batoning

Disadvantages of Drop Point Blade

The only genuine downside of the drop point blade is its relatively broad tip, which makes it less appropriate for piercing than the clip point.

Bark River Gunny Bravo a perfect Drop Point Knife

Not ideal for piercing jobs

The reduced, controllable point makes it easier to avoid unintentionally nicking internal organs and destroying the meat.

What is a Drop Point Knife Used For?

Drop point knives are versatile, and are used for a range of jobs.

Optimal choice as Pocket Knife

First off, they are fantastic for every single Day Carry (EDC) knives. Numerous terrific everyday bring blades can be found in a drop point setup.

Why Drop Point Blade Optimal is Choice?

It’s a popular choice since it’s simple and aesthetically pleasing, but likewise highly practical. Drop point knives include a good tip for detail work, some belly for jobs that gain from a knife with belly (mainly cooking and crunching cuts), and an excellent amount of straight cutting edge, which is perfect for slicing.

Drop points are also a little less aggressive looking than something like a clip point, Wharncliffe, or clip blade. It’s a traditional knife shape that lots of people relate to energy.

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Drop point knives as tactical knives

Drop point knives are likewise popular for tactical knives. The majority of great tactical knives double as energy blades, so not a surprise there. The great tip of a drop point is outstanding for thrust cuts, and if you get one with a properly sized blade, it can be a terrific “martial blade”.

Survival knife uses of drop point blade shape

Drop point knives or drop point blades you can say are best to use in outdoors like camping and are also known as survival knives because of Bush craft. Once again, that’s because they are such a versatile blade shape, with an excellent tip, belly, and plenty of edge. They are terrific for wood work, slicing, and general energy work.


By choosing a drop point, you will be among the many of knife fans who own a great all-purpose blade that can be utilized in numerous scenarios, anticipated or unforeseen.

There are many knife brands offering drop point blades like: Tops Knives, Bark river knives, zero tolerance knives, Medford Knife and Tool, Gerber Knives, we knife co, Cold steel Knives, Winkler knives and much more

Drop point knives can be an excellent choice for a hunting knife. Generally, you want a knife with a good quantity of belly for a hunting knife, and the drop point delivers that. It doesn’t provide as much belly as a clip point, but it’s pretty good.

 Certainly, a lot more belly than a tanto. The tip is not as prominent, which makes it perfect for skinning, and for disemboweling quarry without puncturing their organs.

You can know more about knife blade types as there so other shapes and types of knives as well.

Do Read Our Review about Civivi Elementum which is also one of the best selling drop point EDC Knife by Civivi Knives

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Knife Blade types – Guide

There are many different knife blade types that are used for various tasks, and it can be difficult to know which knives are essential for your kitchen. We broke down the knife types and provided explanations of each and what they’re used for.

There are so many different types of knives which are used for different purposes. It is very difficult for a person to choose among different blade types. To make your life easier, we have written detailed articles on each type of knife/blade. As knife is most commonly referred by its blade type and the type of knife blade among major factor for choosing a knife for its purpose?

But before we start, you should know major parts of a Knife / Blade

Understanding Anatomy of a blade

Understanding the parts of a knife is very important as its key to understanding different knives types and their uses. Following Image shows the main parts of a knife and it helps you to understand and identify your usage.

Anatomy of a blade

Following is an explanation of different knife parts:


  • The point is the tip of the knife. It’s mainly used for piercing through object.
  • Like Meat, wood, etc.
  • The Shape of tip or its presence and absence also defines knife type.


  • The knife tip is considered most used part of knife as it does most of the cutting and separations in object.
  • The shape of tip really matters like the point in defining the tasks.
  • For Example, rounded tips are mostly for slicing whereas pointed ones are for piercing tasks.


  • The edge is the sharpened side of the knife’s blade that you use to cut. Keeping your knife’s edge sharp prevents accidents while cutting.
  • Its most important and vital part of the knife as it gets most of the beating.
  •  Different alloys and different techniques are being used over centuries to retain the edge.
  • there are many types of edge grinds on different knives but will be discussed some other time.


  • The bolster is mostly found in forged knives. It’s a thick band of steel used in blade and it not only prevents its user’s hands from slipping but also balance the overall weight of the knife.
  • Where as in Stamped Knives, you will find Guard in them, for the same purpose.


The butt is the end of the knife’s handle and in survival knives you will also find lanyard hole at the butt and at times solid metal for hammer purposes as well.


  • The tang is the part of the blade that extends into knife grip or knife handle to provide balance and grip on blade.
  • There are full tang blades which considered superior in balance and durability and mostly survival knives or full tang knives.
  •  A half tang or sub tang knife is less durable but more economical and most folding folders (blades/knives) have sub or no tangs even.


  • The handle is the section where the user holds the knife. This acts as sheath for folding knives and different knife handle shapes and materials are being used over centuries and even till today.
  • This part of the knife may also be referred to as the scales and there is a variety of scales too, like bone, Micarta, G10 etc.


The heel is the rear portion of the blade, and it’s most often used for cutting tasks that require a lot of force, such as cutting meat or dense vegetables.


This is mostly dull side of the knife blade that is opposite the edge. At times there are serrations on it and in double edged blades spine is also sharp.

Knife Blade Shapes

There are so many different knives types but among them there are most popular blade types which are very useful and also they are most popular among its users are as under:

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