5 Fascinating Knives Of The World And Some Interesting Facts

Are you are knife enthusiast?

 

What kind of knife fascinates you- stabbing knife, cutting knife or unlike a collector, a kitchen knife?

 

There are over 63 different types of knives in the world.

 

 

Knives are one of the oldest weapons of the world which still remains unaffected by advanced weapon technology, over the thousands of years of its existence. There have been some modification in the manufacturing process or the shape of the blade, but by-and-large, it is still a sharp blade with a handle at one end and a sharp, cutting-edge at the other end.

 

The World of Knives

 

The history proves that it has always been an honour to own a sharp-edged knife; not just for survival, but for the feeling of owning one. The following is a list of some fascinating knives, which will allow you to know the history of knives:

 

  • Kukri

    Kukuri
    By Anon5551212 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
    The Gurkha Regiments made Kukri popular around the world, as it is it’s symbol as well as of the Nepalese nation. When the Gurkhas allied with the Britishers during the Falklands Conflict, the British used posters of them sharpening their knives to instill fear in the Argentine conscript soldiers. It is a chopping machete, with a length of approximately 16-18 inches. What makes a Kukri interesting is the notch near the grip that directs the blood of the victim away and prevents the handle from getting wet. One of the ex-Gurkhas once single-handedly killed 3 robbers and injured another 8 with a Kukri; saving the virginity of an 18-year old passenger.

 

  • Sai

    Sai
    By Samuraiantiqueworld (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons
    The three-tipped knife is believed to be created during the Ming dynasty and brought to Japan from China (often misconstrued as a Japanese knife). It is a stabbing weapon without a cutting edge i.e. it is either round or hexagonal at the tip. They were perfect saviours against Japanese swords like katanas because it is usually used in pairs, where the warrior can use one to trap the sword while the other to stab his enemy. It is the weapon of choice of a practicing Saijutsu warrior.

 

  • Jambiya

    Jambiya
    By Bernard Gagnon [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
    It is the symbol of social class and manhood in Yemen to carry a Jambiya with you. It is a double-edged knife and the handle is made from rhinoceros horns. The people of Yemen imports thousands of horns each year to manufacture their beloved Jambiyas. There is a belief that Yemeni men will prefer dying over being seen without a Jambiya. Even though, the men forbids to wear any jewelry, they decorate their Jambiya with gold and other precious metals. A Jambiya is just like any other accessory now, but in the past, it was a fierce weapon used to split-open the chest wall of the enemies.

 

  • Parrying Dagger

    Parrying Dagger
    I, George Shuklin [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons
    It is a long, sharp stabbing knife, popularly used by the early Europeans, after the introduction of firearms because it made the heavy armour look impractical. During the start, the shields were replaced with daggers and later on, even swords faced the same fate because without a heavy armour, a parrying dagger is as dangerous as a sword and a skilled warrior can use this handy knife to quickly kill more enemies with its extremely sharp tip and incomparable stability. The two small edges on each side of the blade plays an important role in trapping the sword of the enemy, and also safe the hand of the fighter. The trapped sword can easily be broken with a swift hand movement, making the enemy unarmed and open to be attacked.

 

  • Misericorde

    Misericorde
    By English: Unknown artist, Burgundy (Photograph by Sandstein) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
    This clever knife was used by French knights in the 14th century. It is known as a clever knife because of its thin yet sharp-tipped shape, which allows the warrior to slip it inside the joints of the enemy’s armour. It was never a battle knife, but rather a survival knife (last resort). It is a Latin word which means ‘act of mercy’ and was used to end the suffering of a wounded enemy.

 

Your Deadly Friend

 

A knife is often considered as a person’s deadly friend because it is not just handy, but can also be very essential in times of danger. It can be made of any type of steel, be it a damascus knife  or a low chromium steel knife, it can always save your life from various types of threats and can easily be on you at all times.

 

Own a Deadly friend right now!

 

 

Author Bio:

Having been on the Perkin Knives team for several years as a marketing executive, Billy has been part of a great many top-of-the-line projects. Not only has he personally contributed to the service in every way, but he also happens to be one of the most revered members of Perkin Knives.

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