Different Blade Shapes

Here at Blade HQ we made another sweet infographic that focuses on blade shapes. I hadn’t intended to share it on this blog because I assumed that manufacturers and custom knifemakers utilized only a couple of blade shapes in butterfly knives. I am glad to say, however, that I was wrong about that; of the blade shapes covered in the infographic below, about two thirds of them are used on at least one butterfly knife at Blade HQ.

In the infographic you’ll see common blade shapes along with their pros and cons, and below the infographic I included some butterfly knives that showcase different blade shapes. Enjoy!

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Clip Point (Bradley Kimura VII)

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Dagger (McAhron Custom Balisong)

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Drop Point (Chuck Gedraitis Balisong)

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Hawkbill (Mantis Vuja De Balisong)

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Kukri (29 Knives Chris Olofson Custom Butterfly)

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Spear Point (29 Knives Chris Olofson Balisong)

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Tanto (Microtech Tachyon II)

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Wharncliffe (Corrie Schoeman Balisong)

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What’s your favorite blade shape?

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