15 Common Blade Shapes – The Knife Junkie Podcast Episode 229

On the mid-week supplemental episode of The Knife Junkie podcast (episode 229), Bob “The Knife Junkie” DeMarco takes a look at 15 common blade shapes. What do you think? Did he miss any? What’s your favorite blade shape? Leave a comment — your feedback is welcome!

Bob starts the show with his “pocket checks” — the Emerson Super CQC7 and a Ron Steele Design Prime — and also covers Rick Hinderer’s tribute to KA-BAR’s classic USMC Knife in Knife Life News. And in his “state of the collection,” Bob looks several knives, including Mike Emler’s new Kiridashi.

This week I'm looking at 15 common blade shapes on episode 229 of #theknifejunkie #podcast. What'd I miss? What's your favorite blade shape? Click To Tweet



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Knives, News and Other Stuff Mentioned in the Podcast


Pocket Check

  • Emerson Super CQC7
  • Ron Steele Design Prime


State of the Collection

  • Mike Emler Kiridashi
  • Spyderco Ronin
  • MW Steelworks Merlin (on loan from maker)


15 Common Blade Shapes

  • Bowie / Clip Point
  • Tanta (American & Traditional)
  • Reverse Tanto
  • Sheepsfoot
  • Wharncliffe
  • Drop Point
  • Recurve
  • Spear Point
  • Dagger
  • Leaf
  • Cleaver
  • Kris
  • Persian
  • Hawkbill
  • Fruit Knife/Pikal


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