The different types of blade for a fixed knife
Chosen for camping, bushcrafting, camouflage, fishing or simply to have pride of place in your collector’s display case, knives can also be classified according to their blade. 3 main parts comprise the blade: the spine (generally non-cutting side), the tip and the cutting edge. The grind represents the narrowest part of the cutting edge.
Some examples of blades for hunting knives
Blades with a straight point
The blade with a straight cutting edge is the most versatile; it cuts, perforates and pierces.
The drop-point blade pierces and perforates and it is easy to handle.
The tanto blade (similar to the Japanese katana) is recognizable by its very special shape resembling a cutter blade, harder to sharpen.
The needle-point blade (its delicacy makes it comparable to a needle) is found on combat knives, especially for self-defence.
The yatagan blade, from Turkish sabres, is curved and thinner towards the point. Not to be confused with the Turkish blade, where the spine widens above the point.
Blades with upward point
Clip-point and trailing-point blades pierce and cut in the most cramped quarters. They often equip hunting knives because they can easily butcher and skin game and fish.
Blades with downward curve
The sheepfoot blade (so-named because it resembles a sheep’s foot) makes it easy to position fingers on the spine. These downward curving blades were used by sailors who lived in very close quarters (late 19th and early 20th century).
Indeed, in order to avoid dagger stabs, only blades with truncated points were allowed on board ships. Nowadays it is currently classified under work knife blades.
The pruning blade is undoubtedly the most characteristic of downward points.
The kitchen and table knives
Have you ever been filled with wonder at your favourite butcher’s or delicatessen counter ? There are as many uses as there are different blades.
The best-known, the so-called butcher’s knife, also bears the name of cleaver or cleaving knife. Its wide thick blade tackles carcasses.
The peeling knife requires a short, pointed blade for greater dexterity.
The steak knife requires a stronger blade that doesn’t bend. Food lovers, on your marks !
It is worth knowing that short, serrated knives are used to skin, while longer blades slice.
Bread requires a serrated blade.
Why Choose Fixed Blade Knives?
Fixed blade knives are the go-to choice for many knife enthusiasts due to their durability, versatility, and reliability.
These knives are designed to withstand even the toughest tasks, making them perfect for everyday use, outdoor adventures, and even self-defense situations. With a wide range of styles and designs available, finding the perfect fixed blade knife to add to your collection has never been easier.
Durability and Reliability: The Hallmarks of Fixed Blade Knives
When it comes to durability and reliability, fixed blade knives are hard to beat. Unlike folding knives, which have moving parts that can wear out or break over time, fixed blades are built with a single, solid piece of metal.
This full construction not only provides a strong and sturdy blade but also ensures a secure grip and balance. With high-quality materials such as high carbon steel and stainless steel, these knives are designed to last a lifetime.
Quality and Craftsmanship: Fixed Blade Knives That Stand the Test of Time
Investing in a high-quality fixed blade knife means choosing a tool that will last for years to come. Brands like Couteau Morta are known for their exceptional craftsmanship, using premium materials like high carbon cold steel and Morta handle for a perfect blend of performance and aesthetics.
With a well-crafted fixed blade knife, you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with owning a reliable and durable tool.
Versatility: Fixed Blade Knives for Every Task and Purpose
Fixed blade knives come in a variety of styles, sizes, and blade shapes, making them incredibly versatile tools. From compact knives and sleek boot knives to robust survival knives and tactical fixed blades, there’s a fixed blade knife for every purpose.
Some popular blade styles include clip point, spear point, tanto, and drop point, each offering unique advantages and capabilities.
Fixed knife : The Perfect Companion for Adventure Seekers
For those who love spending time in the great outdoors, a reliable and versatile fixed blade knife is an essential tool.
With features like high carbon steel blades, secure grip handles, and sturdy sheaths, these knives are built to withstand the challenges of outdoor environments and keep you prepared for any situation.
How to choose the best blade for your knife?
Besides its intended use, there are four fundamental quality criteria to guide you in choosing a blade. Optimize the everyday use of your knives by taking care not to neglect any detail.
This is judged by the hardness of the steel. High-quality Morta knives offer Sandvik, Damascus RWL34/PMC27 or carbon steel (90cmv8).
Their hardness ranges between 59 and 61 Rockwell HRC. Hardness is calculated by a process that consists in smashing a steel ball. 53/54 are considered correct standards and 58 to 60 very high quality.
By this we mean robustness or resistance capacity. In short, will your blade break easily ? Inversely proportional to the steel’s hardness, its resistance also depends on its shape and thickness. Cutting without breaking the blade: an art or just a good choice of materials ? Do you have a clear-cut opinion on the question ?
This refers to the stainless nature of the blade. It is essential in the kitchen and in certain professions like deep-sea fishing where contact with water is virtually unavoidable. Could rust be the cutler’s no. 1 enemy ?
The process used plays on the hardness of the blade.
How to care for fixed blades knives?
Very simply. A cloth slightly dampened with soapy water cleans the stainless steel blade. Made from natural wood, the handmade handles of Morta knives are cleaned with a soft, dry cloth. Why ? Because after lying in humid soil for 5,000 years, Morta wood now prefers to remain far from water. That’s understandable. Treated with vegetable oil in the workshop, it is already protected and acquires a patina from your hand over time.
Make your life easy and choose the steel for easy sharpening. Atelier JHP will advise you depending on your need. You won’t cut short a nice conversation between fans of fine, beautiful blades. Come on, we’ll reveal a secret to you anyway. There’s nothing better than a whetstone or a sharpening steel. You’ll find them among the accessories.
For safety, choose a horizontal or vertical leather case to attach to your belt or to place on the work surface.
All these items are available in stock. See our prices and delivery charges.
Fixed blade Morta Knives
Stainless steel chef’s knife
The chef’s knife, the ‘must’ line for meals worthy of the name. Proud representative of paring knives, it holds first place among kitchen utensils and offers versatility, hygiene and practicality.
Damascus chef’s knife
Combination of chef’s knife with Damascus blade ! What else ? When culinary art and cutlery encounter the beauty and colour of Damascus steel, the chef slices, cuts and chops up, carves and butchers with elegance and efficiency. Do you prefer the black of marbled Damascus or the black of Morta ?
Compact Damascus fixed knife
Its compactness makes this Damascus fixed blade knife a robust dagger, ideal companion for cooking, hunting, camouflage or picking. Game and troublesome branches beware ! Its sharp blade is only equalled by the beauty of its wooden handle. Smaller than its colleagues, it fits into the pocket of any adventurer. Its case hooks onto the belt for an even faster draw technique. Do you want to test it ?
XL Damascus fixed knife
Its large blade proudly responds to the ergonomic handle. Shock between ancestral know-how and regional knives. Brière Morta combined with a Damascus blade. Multifunctional knife ? More like multicultural ! A tactical knife too. Other ideas ?
Compact as-forged fixed knife
Its compact shape makes you want to carry it everywhere and guarantees an excellent grip. Also efficient indoors, it tackles vegetables, meats or fish without the slightest hesitation. Don’t underestimate this knife, it also does the job for DIY, camping and all everyday tasks. A knife so compact and practical it almost has the advantages of a pocket knife. Its blade forged in carbon steel gives it a sturdy character.
XL as-forged fixed knife
The length of the cutting edge (12 cm) makes it the eldest of the forged large blade knives from the fixed blade product line (total length: 23.5 cm). As sharp as a razor, it is better for hunting or fishing than for camouflage. Its perfectly designed handle makes it as easy to use and ergonomic as a small folding knife.
Our artisan cutler presents you with the fixed or folding knife product lines. And while he doesn’t make diving knives, Morta knives are genuine combat knives in the eyes of any wild dry sausages that cross their path.
But above all, he makes an extraordinary ancestral object, enhanced with mammoth ivory inlays or a blue border in vulcanized fibre, for a customized top-of-the-line gift.
Experience the Superior Performance of Fixed Blade Knives
With their robust construction, fixed blade knives are capable of handling even the most demanding tasks with ease.
From cutting through thick ropes and carving wood to slicing through cardboard boxes and preparing food, these versatile tools are designed to perform under pressure.
Invest in a fixed blade knife from a reputable brand and experience the difference for yourself.
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