A knife is a cutting tool with a cutting edge or blade, hand-held or otherwise, with or without a handle. Knife-like tools were used at least two-and-a-half million years ago. Most modern-day knives follow either a fixed-blade or a folding construction style, with blade patterns and styles as varied as their makers and countries of origin.
Types of KnivesEdit
- Ballistic Knife: A specialized combat knife with a detachable gas- or spring-propelled blade that can be fired to a distance of several feet or meters by pressing a trigger or switch on the handle.
- Bread knife: A knife with a serrated blade for cutting bread.
- Boning knife: A knife used for removing the bones of poultry, meat, and fish.
- Carving knife: A knife for carving large cooked meats such as poultry, roasts, and hams.
- Dagger: A double-edged combat knife with a central spine and edges sharpened their full length, used primarily for stabbing. Variations include the Stiletto and Push dagger.