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Before stepping out to buy that next pocket knife or fixed blade knife, you need to be aware there are different types of blades including clip point, drop point, tanto, trailing point, and so on. Some blades are made for hunting, skinning, or fishing purposes. Other blade designs fit kitchen utility with many household roles. In particular, our focus is on the clip point blade style that has been a popular choice for every possible…

Before we look into a reverse tanto, it would help us understand what a regular tanto blade is. Tanto blades are short Japanese blades that curve up to the tip. Tanto blades can be double-edged, where the end rises to the spine at a sharp angle, and this type is referred to as the American tanto. They are effective for piercing and slashing. Reverse tanto blades are the modern versions of the original tanto blade.…

Tanto blades are characterized by a sharp-angled tip, with a small curve or belly towards the main edge. The tip of the Tanto blades somehow takes the shape of a chisel point but is more pointy and doubled angle. The original Tanto blade design has its origin in Japan and was meant for close-quarter combat. Depending on the manufacturer, they were produced following different heat treatment styles, designs, and details. However, the blades were mostly…

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