We are advised never to play with sharp instruments as children. However, as is the case with all children, they always do what they’re warned not do and learn valuable lessons the hard way.
Even adults have to be careful in handling a knife, fork, screw driver and anything with sharp edges and hinges to it for it is sure to cause them serious injury if handled with carelessness.
Youngsters are quite reckless in such cases and are fond of playing with knives in their bid to emulate movie stars that they see on screen. Since we have mentioned knife, let’s keep our focus on this particular tool for this article.
A knife is many things to many people. For a housewife or cook, it is a tool for cutting fruits and vegetables while for young lads, as mentioned above, it is a tool for looking cool. For thugs and gangsters, it is a murder weapon to loot and kill their victims for personal gain or hatred.
There are many things that can be written about a knife set but we need to know about the intricacies as to how a knife set is based because it can be viewed as a weapon of destruction or a tool of convenience for people depending on how they want to use it.
The blade of a knife is quite sharp and can cause bleeding if the cutting edge is not managed properly which is why you have a strong handle/hilt to hold it carefully and use it with expertise.
This instrument has a history of a million years when in the olden days its handle was made of bone, wood or stone. People living in stone-age must have had an easier route for they didn’t need to worry about designs or blade to make things work out.
They would just need to take a piece of rock or wood and peel it until it became the knife that we know. As centuries and millennia passed, there were technological advancements in manufacturing and metals and we began to get knives of different blades made from silver, gold, bronze, copper, brass, cobalt and many more.
Although ceramic and titanium knives are quite popular in Southeast Asian regions, the western world doesn’t use it as much but today you can buy an entire knife set with different variety of knives available like hunting knife, combat one used by army men and pocket knife used for camping/hiking purposes.
If you’re looking for a knife set of topnotch quality then start looking up the ones made of stainless steel as its duration lasts longer than others although they have a limitation as they rust and color over a period of time as it is made of iron.
Nevertheless, the edges can be sharpened on a regular basis to maintain its sheen because the carbon blades make it easy to cut through numerous objects without affecting the blade.
So that concludes knives out session for the day where you now know how to differentiate between a kitchen knife, hunting knife and others and pick your chosen one.