Parts of the sailing knife
This section give brief definitions of some of the terms used to describe the parts or attributes of a folding sailing knife. If you are familiar with folding knives, then you will be familiar with these terms. If you are not at all familiar then this section will help you understand what other sections of this compendium are talking about. This section does not in anyway attempt to give a complete listing of all terms used by knife experts or enthusiasts.


Bail
Bail lock
Blade (Implement)
Bolster
Channel
Channel Inlay
Choil
Edge
Handle
Lanyard
Liner
Linerlock
Pin
Scale
Scrimshaw
Shackle
Slab-Sided
Slip Joint (Slippy)
Spine
Spring
Spacer
Tang