When I came across this list from GearPatrol, I hurriedly scanned through it and realized somewhat proudly that the only term I wasn’t sure of was quillion which they describe thusly:
The part of the guard or handle that extends beyond the tang of the blade to provide additional protection to the hand.
Looking through the list a second time, I attempted to come up with ones I did not know before becoming involved in the industry. this added choil, ricasso, jimping, and swedge. The rest were words I was familiar with through my general knowledge of knives or tools in general. That said, it is a pretty good list, which I encourage you to check out for yourselves.
What terms were new to you? Is there one you would add? (I would add hamon)
Leave a thought in the comments below if you are so inclined.
Of course, when it comes to knife terms, people always are asking “What is Damascus Steel?”