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Kitchen knives are used to prepare (cut, slice, bone, trim) food.
kitchen knife rivet heel guard blade cutting edge point back bolster half handle tang

rivet click to hear

Short cylindrical bolt that holds the knife handle together.

heel click to hear

Tapered part of the bolster at the bottom end of the blade.

guard click to hear

Metal part, as wide as the blade, separating the blade and the tang.

blade click to hear

Thin flat piece of metal forming the sharp part of a knife.

cutting edge click to hear

Tapered edge of the blade designed for cutting.

point click to hear

Front tip of the blade.

back click to hear

Blunt side of the blade.

bolster click to hear

Protruding part that prevents the blade from touching the surface of the table when the knife is laid flat.

half handle click to hear

One of two pieces of the knife handle, on each side of the tang.

tang click to hear

Part of the blade extending into the handle, by which it is attached.