Extac Knife Blade Shape Guide

Standard Blade

Description: The standard blade is defined by its neutral and symmetrical appearance with no alteration to the shape of the blade.

Uses: The standard blade shape is used for all cutting applications.

Drop Point Blade

Description: The drop point blades spine lightly curves or "drops" towards the tip of the blade.

Uses: The drop point is often used for hunting and butchering tasks offering a slightly stronger tip than other alternatives.

Clipped Point Blade

Description: The tip of the blade has the appearance of being "clipped" off.

Uses: The clipped point is easier to insert due to its pointier tip thus, it's often used for hunting.

Tanto Blade

Description: The tanto blade features an aggressive obtuse-angled cutting surface creating a double-edged blade.

Uses: The tanto has traditionally been used for self-defence and tactical applications due to more blade material towards the tip creating a stronger blade for push cutting.

Spear Blade

Description: The spear blade imitates the traditional spear shape.

Uses: The spear blade has the least resistance of all blade shapes and is often used with daggers and throwing knives for pearcing tasks.

Wharncliffe Blade

Description: The Wharncliffe blade is similar to a cleaver but maintains a blade tip allowing for huge versatility.

Uses: The Wharncliffe blade is used for all cutting applications.

Hawkbill Blade

Description: The hawkbill blade has a forward curvature that imitates the bill of a hawk, as well as fangs and other claws often seen in nature as the name implies.

Uses: The hawkbill is often used for cutting rope and nets, removing carpet, and pruning trees.

Reverse Tanto Blade

Description: The reverse tanto has the opposite profile of the standard tanto as the name suggests.

Uses: The reverse tanto is an evolution of the traditional tanto and is often used for self-defence and tactical applications.

Trailing Point Blade

Description: The tip of the trailing blade extends past the knives spine profile "trailing" upwards.

Uses: The Trailing blade has a larger belly often used for all slicing and skinning.

Kukri Blade

Description: The Kukri blade angles towards the front of the knife creating a forward heavy design.

Uses: The Kukri blade is a multi-purpose blade design often used for clearing, chopping firewood, digging, slaughtering animals for food, skinning animals.