"The bayonet is a cutting and thrusting weapon consisting of three principal parts, viz, the <em>blade</em>, <em>guard</em>, <em>grip</em>." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Bayonet

"The bayonet is a cutting and thrusting weapon consisting of three principal parts, viz, the blade,…

"The common chipping-knife, used by apothecaries, and represented [here], is a familiar illustration of levers of the second kind [class]." &mdash;Quackenbos 1859

Chipping Knife

"The common chipping-knife, used by apothecaries, and represented [here], is a familiar illustration…

This seven blade chopping knife was intended for industry use, generally used for a variety of food preparation.

Seven Blade Chopping Knife

This seven blade chopping knife was intended for industry use, generally used for a variety of food…

"A knife with only one edge, which formed a straight line. The blade was pointed, and its back curved. It was used for a variety of purposes, but chiefly for killing animals either in the slaughter house, or in hunting, or at the altars of the gods. The priest who conducted a sacrifice never killed the victim himself; but one of his ministri, appointed for that purpose who was called either by the general name minister, or the more specific popa or cltrarius. The annexed woodcut represents the tombstone of a cultrarius, with two cultri upon it." &mdash; Smith, 1873

Culter

"A knife with only one edge, which formed a straight line. The blade was pointed, and its back curved.…

"The preceding cut represents the tombstone of a <em>cultrarius</em>, or the individual who slew the victim at the altar, and upon it two <em>cultri/i>, or sacrificial knives." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Tombstone of a cultrarius

"The preceding cut represents the tombstone of a cultrarius, or the individual who slew the…

"The knife is a double-edged rectangular blade, about 12 inches by 5 inches, with a straight handle at one end, and a cross handle at the other in the plane of the blade." &mdash;The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Currying Knife

"The knife is a double-edged rectangular blade, about 12 inches by 5 inches, with a straight handle…

This straw cutter features a reciprocating saw to facilitate the cutting process.

Straw Cutter

This straw cutter features a reciprocating saw to facilitate the cutting process.

"Cutting pliers and cutting nippers have a pair of knife edges so arranged as to work exactly opposite to one another, the handles, on being tightly grasped, affording sufficient leverage for these edges to be forced to a short distance into the two opposite sides of a nail or wire, which, if of small diameter or of soft metal, can thus be cut asunder." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Cutting Pliers

"Cutting pliers and cutting nippers have a pair of knife edges so arranged as to work exactly opposite…

An edged and pointed weapon for thrusting, shorter than a sword, and used, commonly in connection with the rapier, by swordsmen in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Dagger

An edged and pointed weapon for thrusting, shorter than a sword, and used, commonly in connection with…

An edged and pointed weapon for thrusting, shorter than a sword, and used, commonly in connection with the rapier, by swordsmen in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Dagger

An edged and pointed weapon for thrusting, shorter than a sword, and used, commonly in connection with…

An edged and pointed weapon for thrusting, shorter than a sword, and used, commonly in connection with the rapier, by swordsmen in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Dagger

An edged and pointed weapon for thrusting, shorter than a sword, and used, commonly in connection with…

An edged and pointed weapon for thrusting, shorter than a sword, and used, commonly in connection with the rapier, by swordsmen in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Dagger

An edged and pointed weapon for thrusting, shorter than a sword, and used, commonly in connection with…

An edged and pointed weapon for thrusting, shorter than a sword, and used, commonly in connection with the rapier, by swordsmen in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Dagger

An edged and pointed weapon for thrusting, shorter than a sword, and used, commonly in connection with…

An illustration of an Egyptian dagger with a bronze blade and an ivory handle.

Dagger

An illustration of an Egyptian dagger with a bronze blade and an ivory handle.

An African dirk with its sheath.

Dirk with Sheath

An African dirk with its sheath.

"Another workman in a similar way with a fleshing knife removes the fatty compounds and flesh from the flesh side." &mdash;The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Fleshing Knife

"Another workman in a similar way with a fleshing knife removes the fatty compounds and flesh from the…

A flint knife, Neolithic age implement. Not drawn to scale.

Neolithic Implements Flint Knife

A flint knife, Neolithic age implement. Not drawn to scale.

This sign is used to indicate that food is available nearby.

Food, Black and White

This sign is used to indicate that food is available nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that food is available nearby.

Food, Color

This sign is used to indicate that food is available nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that food is available nearby.

Food, Color

This sign is used to indicate that food is available nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that food is available nearby.

Food, Outline

This sign is used to indicate that food is available nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that food is available nearby.

Food, Silhouette

This sign is used to indicate that food is available nearby.

A Heron bill, showing its cultrirostral property.

Heron Bill

A Heron bill, showing its cultrirostral property.

An illustration of a knife.

Knife

An illustration of a knife.

This knife features a unique knife guard which prevents the accidental sliding of the hand from the handle base onto the blade.

Knife Guard

This knife features a unique knife guard which prevents the accidental sliding of the hand from the…

An asparagus knife has a serrated blade on the end of an iron shank, one foot or more long, which is fixed into a handle somewhat like that of a trowel. It is made for cutting off the young shoots below ground.

Asparagus Knife

An asparagus knife has a serrated blade on the end of an iron shank, one foot or more long, which is…

This is a metallic bread knife.

Back View of a Kitchen Bread Knife

This is a metallic bread knife.

The bowie knife is a type of sheath knife with a clip point. This knife has a unique twisted design.

Bowie Knife

The bowie knife is a type of sheath knife with a clip point. This knife has a unique twisted design.

This dessert knife has a leaf scroll design on its blade and a simple leaf design on its handle.

Dessert Knife

This dessert knife has a leaf scroll design on its blade and a simple leaf design on its handle.

The fish knife is a type of eating utensil used to eat fish.

Fish Knife

The fish knife is a type of eating utensil used to eat fish.

Bread knifes can be made out of several different materials, This knife is apparently made from metal alloys.

Front View of a Kitchen Bread Knife

Bread knifes can be made out of several different materials, This knife is apparently made from metal…

tool or implement for cutting. Knives form the largest class of cutting implements known collectively as cutlery.

Fruit Knife

tool or implement for cutting. Knives form the largest class of cutting implements known collectively…

A small knife with blades or a blade that can fold into the handle when not in use.

Pocket Knife

A small knife with blades or a blade that can fold into the handle when not in use.

A knife with a blade that folds into the handle; suitable for carrying in the pocket

Pocket Knife

A knife with a blade that folds into the handle; suitable for carrying in the pocket

A knife used for pruning plants.

Pruning Knife

A knife used for pruning plants.

An illustration of a serrated knife, used to cut bread.

Serrated Knife

An illustration of a serrated knife, used to cut bread.

Tobacco knifes vary greatly from the tobacco leave gathering process, where larger type machetes are used in extraction and cultivation to tobacco cigar portioning which a sharp cutting edge is used to slice a cigar tip, or body.

Tobacco Cutting Knife

Tobacco knifes vary greatly from the tobacco leave gathering process, where larger type machetes are…

An illustration of two curd knives.

Curd Knives

An illustration of two curd knives.

An illustration of a man carrying a container with his rifle on his back and with a large knife in his belt loop.

Man Hunting

An illustration of a man carrying a container with his rifle on his back and with a large knife in his…

An illustration of a man holding a fork and knife in his hands and with a napkin wrapped around his neck.

Man with Fork and Knife

An illustration of a man holding a fork and knife in his hands and with a napkin wrapped around his…

At first scissors seem to have been small, awkward things, with straight blades and handles. Now they are made in many different styles, shapes and sizes, and are adapted to a great variety or uses. Some have bent blades, others curved or bent handles, some are long, some very thick and short, some have rings for the fingers or thumb.

Manicure Scissors

At first scissors seem to have been small, awkward things, with straight blades and handles. Now they…

Muse of tragedy

Melpomene

Muse of tragedy

The Miller, from a nursery rhyme.

The Miller

The Miller, from a nursery rhyme.

A small dagger.

Poniard

A small dagger.

The florist and gardener use scissors with a curved blade for pruning, and a delicate pair for gathering flowers, and large shears, called pruning shears, for trimming hedge plants.

Pruning Shears

The florist and gardener use scissors with a curved blade for pruning, and a delicate pair for gathering…

A razor strop is a flexible strip of leather or canvas used to sharpen and polish the blade of a straight razor, a knife, or a woodworking tool like a chisel. Unlike honing a blade, in which a whetstone removes metal bent out of alignment from the blade's edge, stropping the blade realigns the indentations without removing any material.

Razor Strop Holder and Backing

A razor strop is a flexible strip of leather or canvas used to sharpen and polish the blade of a straight…

A scalpel.

Scalpel

A scalpel.

The scalpel is a small and sharp knife used in surgery.

Scalpel

The scalpel is a small and sharp knife used in surgery.

This knife is a band of multi function pocket knife. Generally speaking a tool like this has a blade as well as other various tools, such as a screwdriver and knife sharpener intended for military and camping purposes. These attachments are stored inside the handle of the knife through a pivot point mechanism.

Combination Can Opening Knife Sharpening Screwdriver

This knife is a band of multi function pocket knife. Generally speaking a tool like this has a blade…

Ordinary sheep-shears are not in any sense a pair of scissors. These simple shears have no pivot on which the blades turn.

Sheep-shearing Shears

Ordinary sheep-shears are not in any sense a pair of scissors. These simple shears have no pivot on…

A shield and assortment of Native American weapons.

Shield and Weapons

A shield and assortment of Native American weapons.

"In this machine the knife or cutter a is an endless band of steel which revolves at considerable speed with its cutting edges close to the sides of a pair of rollers through which the leather is fed and pressed against the knife. The lower of these rollers is made of short segments or rings, each separately capable of yielding to some extent so as to accommodate itself to the inequal thickness of various parts of a hide." &mdash;The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Splitting Machine

"In this machine the knife or cutter a is an endless band of steel which revolves at considerable speed…

Dean Knife starting switch.

Starting Switch

Dean Knife starting switch.

"Implements of the Stone Age. 1, saw-edged flint knife; 2, crescent-shaped flint knife; 3, stone ax; 4, flint flake-knife; 5, harpoon-head of flint; 6, flint knife."-Whitney, 1902

Stone Age Tools

"Implements of the Stone Age. 1, saw-edged flint knife; 2, crescent-shaped flint knife; 3, stone ax;…

"Showing the construction of a quick-break knife switch." &mdash;Croft 1920

Quick-brake Knife Switch

"Showing the construction of a quick-break knife switch." —Croft 1920

"A two-pole front-connected knife switch fused a the handle end." &mdash;Croft 1920

Two-pole Knife Switch

"A two-pole front-connected knife switch fused a the handle end." —Croft 1920

An illustration of two swords crossed.

Swords Crossed

An illustration of two swords crossed.

A bench-shears is a tool with two short, stout blades and very long handles, one of them being fitted with a point to hold the shears firm on the bench.

Tinsmith's Shears

A bench-shears is a tool with two short, stout blades and very long handles, one of them being fitted…

In wood working there are a number of fine tools used in cutting wood, in which a single or double shearing blade is used.

Wood Cutting Tool

In wood working there are a number of fine tools used in cutting wood, in which a single or double shearing…

"With a working knife a workman partle scrapes partly shaves off the hair and scarf-skin." &mdash;The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Working Knife

"With a working knife a workman partle scrapes partly shaves off the hair and scarf-skin." —The…