Malay for Jungle knife, many versions.
Very small jack knife with serpentine handle, two blades at same end.
The shell of the pearl oyster from the South Pacific, a popular knife handle material; expensive.
A very small spear point blade originally meant for trimming quill pen points.
A small pocket knife with small blades intended for trimming quill pens
Originally an alloy of tin & lead, now pewter dishes are made lead free.
A screwdriver meant to fit the philips screw with its cross slot.
Improves strength, machinability, and hardness. Creates brittleness in high concentrations. Expressed as P.
Pocket knife with one or two blades, with a square butt for crushing pills.
Meant to be by the bedside as the name implies.
Early attempt at a pocket tool, hinged at one end to make pliers
See Main Blade
A clip intended to keep a knife or other tool at the top of the pocket for easy access. Made popular by Sal Glasser of Spyderco.
Any knife that can be easily carried in the trouser pocket. Common Pocket Knife, a legal term, at one time it meant any folding knife from pen size to folding hunters up to 4 ½” closed that could be carried in the front pocket of a man’s trousers. Today it includes all forms of folding knives that fit in or hang in trouser pockets.
The extreme end of the blade where the line of the back and the line of the edge come together.
A Middle English word for the butt end of a sword or knife handle.
A small dagger with a blade of triangular, round or square cross section cannot cut. Fit only for thrusting or stabbing. Also poingard.
An improved sheath, the handle is half covered; friction holds the hilt and or the handle, keeping the knife safely in the sheath. The pouch sheath will not work with double hilted knives.
Patented by Era Steel in Sweden and Crucible Metals in U.S.A. in the 1970's.
This is a method of making steel by blowing finely divided powdered iron, carbon, and other materials into a billet and then applying heat and pressure until a steel is achieved with finer grain, finer carbides, therefore greater strength and better wear resistance.
The Swedes went on to invent a method of blowing the particles into patterns; the result is "Damasteel". It has the look of pattern welded Damascus yet is actually a superior, powder metal stainless tool steel.
Slight serpentine handle, 3 1/2 " or larger
Slightly serpentine handle, 3 1/4" or shorter
Slightly serpentine handle with clip, sheepsfoot and spey blades
Pruner (see Hawkbill)
Blade is full recurve edge shaped like a bold raptor's bill
See Mark, Long
German trademark: these knives were made popular in America by importer Kurt Guttman in the years following WWII.