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What's the difference between the various blade types?

Here follow the various blade description. If you click on the blade name, you'll see a SKM product page with a photo of a knife that has that kind of blade.

Italian Stiletto
  • Polished Standard: Highly reflective mirror-like finish. This blade is used to cut and it's not razor edge. This is the most common type of blade.
  • Polished Bayonet: Highly reflective mirror-like finish. This is blade to point, bite, fight, ...
  • Polished Dagger: This is a full double edge blade. However, the back edge is not sharpened.
  • Polished Kris: This is a blade to collect. An injury of a kris blade cicatrises with more difficulty. It's shape resembles a snake.
  • ATS34 standard: This blade is lake the standard one, but it's made using ATS34 high quality steel. For more information, see the FAQ section on blade steels.
  • Damascus (standard, bayonet dagger, kris): Damascus steel is formed with hundreds of layers of iron and steel that are forged together to produce a high carbon blade with distinctively individual patterns. The art of damascus steel making goes back thousands of years, and no one is certain of it's origin.

Front Opening
  • Polished Standard: Highly reflective mirror-like finish. This blade is used to cut and it's not razor edge. This is the most common type of blade.
  • Polished Serrated Edge: Highly reflective mirror-like finish. This blade has a greater cutting capability on the serrated edge.
  • Polished Double Edge: Highly reflective mirror-like finish. As its name says, this blade cuts on both edges.
  • Polished Kris: This is a blade to collect. An injury of a kris blade cicatrises with more difficulty. It's shape resembles a snake.

Lever Lock
  • Satin Finished: The stainless steel has a brushed effect, producing a finish between Polished and Sand Blasted.
  • Engraved: This blade has a pattern engraved on the surface.
  • Polished: Highly reflective mirror-like finish.
  • Polished Zuava: These blades have a small cut which makes the knife seem like a lockblade instead of a switchblade.

Butterfly
  • Satin Finished: The stainless steel has a brushed effect, producing a finish between Polished and Sand Blasted.

Key Ring
  • Satin Finished: The stainless steel has a brushed effect, producing a finish between Polished and Sand Blasted.
  • Polished Standard: Highly reflective mirror-like finish. This blade is used to cut and it's not razor edge. This is the most common type of blade.

New Age
  • Polished Serrated Edge: Highly reflective mirror-like finish. This blade has a greater cutting capability on the serrated edge.
  • Sand Blasted: A very durable and low maintainance finish common to survival knives. The stainless steel has been bead-blasted to a matte finish.
  • Sand Blasted Bayonet: A very durable and low maintainance finish common to survival knives. The stainless steel has been bead-blasted to a matte finish. This is blade to point, bite, fight, ...
  • Sand Blasted Serrated Edge: A very durable and low maintainance finish common to survival knives. The stainless steel has been bead-blasted to a matte finish. This blade has a greater cutting capability on the serrated edge.
  • Satin Finished: The stainless steel has a brushed effect, producing a finish between Polished and Sand Blasted.
  • Satin Finished Serrated Edge: The stainless steel has a brushed effect, producing a finish between Polished and Sand Blasted. This blade has a greater cutting capability on the serrated edge.
 
 
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