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A knife (plural knives) is a tool with a cutting edge or blade, hand-held or otherwise, with most having a handle. Some types of knives are used as utensils, including knives used at the dining table (e.g., butter knives and steak knives) and knives used in the kitchen (e.g., paring knife, bread knife, cleaver). Many types of knives are used as tools, such as the utility knife carried by soldiers, the pocket knife carried by hikers and the hunting knife used by hunters. Knives are also used as a traditional or religious implement, such as the kirpan. Some types of knives are used as weapons, such as the daggers used by commandos or the switchblades used by 1950s-era criminal gang members. Some types of knives are used as sports equipment (e.g., throwing knives). Knives are also used in agriculture, food harvesting etc, the sickle, the scythe and even the combine harvester are knives.
Knife-like tools were used at least two-and-a-half million years ago, as evidenced by the Oldowan tools. Originally made of rock, bone, flint, and obsidian, knives have evolved in construction as technology has, with blades being made from bronze, copper, iron, steel, ceramics, and titanium. Many cultures have their unique version of the knife. Due to its role as humankind's first tool, certain cultures have attached spiritual and religious significance to the knife.
Most modern-day knives follow either a fixed-blade or a folding construction style, with blade patterns and styles as varied as their makers and countries of origin. The word knife possibly descends from an old Norse word knifr for blade.

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    Benchmade Nimravus

    Used Benchmade Nimravus. I’ll add pictures tonight. 100 cash. Still in good condition.
  2. slimmer13

    At least they weren't shot (CA stabbing spree)

    Evil will always find a way https://www.foxnews.com/us/southern-california-suspect-kills-4-injures-2-in-series-of-stabbings-robberies
  3. ATCclears

    Seattle - Man stabs three people, removes clothes, runs away naked

    Police arrest naked man after random stabbings in downtown Seattle Let's be careful out there...
  4. hammerstriker

    Knife sharpening

    So I have used NWF a lot for buying/selling/trading of firearms/ammo/accessories and more recently knives. This is the first time I've used the actual forum portion and apologize if this isn't the correct spot for this question or if its already been covered at length.:oops: I'm starting to get...
  5. Brane Frees

    Don Llewellyn "Fighter" Custom Knife

    07/21/19 - Price lowered - $200.00 Here's one that I bought back in 2008, and as usual, it has seen zero use and is like new. Don Llewellyn was a Las Vegas based bladesmith of considerable talent in the mid-to-late 2000s. I heard (don't know for sure) that he injured himself at the craft and...
  6. 40isforme

    Buck knife 632 mesa

    Used only slightly still pretty sharp unfortunately no holster but still in great shape looking to trade for a decent folder or auto may be able to add a little cash also looking for 92fs compact mags, sig p229 mags and other offers
  7. RangerArms

    WTT OR  Quality Anvil wanted

    I'm looking for a good anvil for forging knife blades. I have numerous guns in my collection that might work out well in a trade deal. I'm looking for other tools of the trade as well like steel, hammers, tongs etc. Let me know if you or a friend might have what I'm after! Thanks!
  8. Hunter-H

    hunting knife

    I am selling a hand forged hunting knife. The blade is forged from a leaf spring, the handle is black wallnut, Made in the USA , comes with a leather sheath, $50 shipped
  9. C

    The Ontario SP1 is the only "fighting knife" currently being issued to the military.

    The KaBar is no longer "tough enough" to serve in the military. The Ontario Knife has taken its place. Opinions? Comments?
  10. cigars

    Knife Ban for the Brits now?

    Paradise. They're coming for your Ginsu's. The Proggies over here will soon be on the same band wagon, just give them an inch. With Gun Ban Not Working, Politicians In Britain Now Want To Ban Knives Nationwide
  11. GOG

    Where can I have a leather dangler knife sheath made?

    Like the title says... I can't find anyone on the usual search engines, so does anyone have somebody good? I'm on a budget, but it doesn't have to be cheap either. It's for that Blackjack I bought and I'm having zero luck. Thanks for your help.
  12. The Heretic

    Montana Slashes Knife Restrictions

    Montana Slashes Knife Restrictions | RECOIL With the signing of HB 155, Montana residents now enjoy statewide preemption of knife laws, and draconic laws against automatic knives have been eliminated.
  13. tdb59

    Gun and Knife Show May 4th and 5th

    Pure gun and Knife show. No beef jerky, fishing poles, or surplus socks.
  14. C

    Does anyone like this knife?

    As of late, these have a certain appeal for me. How many like this one? https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/F90AAOSwH1pb9Cfa/s-l1600.jpg I think that that it is something special and the D2 tool steel holds a fantastic edge. Comments? Opinions?
  15. thewhitebuffalo83

    Knife lot

    Lot of 9 knives and a monocular please see photo. $75 for the lot. Will entertain offers on individual knives however my ultimate preference is to sell as a lot. Thank you $75 for all. Few highlights Byrd Cara Cara Wegner Swiss army knife Kershaw volt 2(i think) assisted opener broke...