Spear Point Blades
- Strong point
- Sharp point (if double edged)
- Very controllable
- Small cutting edge ("belly") for slicing
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A spear point blade is similar to the needle-point blade in that is good for piercing. However, its point is stronger and it contains a small "belly" that can be used for slicing.
A spear point is a symmetrically pointed blade with a point that is in line with the center line of the blade's long axis. Both edges of the knife rise and fall equally to create a point that lines up exactly with the equator of the blade. They can be single or double edged, although most forms of the spear point knife come with a double-edged design.
Spear point blades are often used on throwing knives.
In contrast to the needle-point blade which has a very sharp but weak point, a spear point knife has a strong point that is also sharp enough for piercing. However, a spear point blade is only good for piercing if both edges are sharpened. The lowered point is easily controllable and is useful for fine tip work.
Spear point blades contain a small belly which can be used for some cutting and slicing applications, however, the belly is relatively small when compared to drop point and clip point knives.
A spear point knife is a great choice for the knife enthusiast who is looking for a good balance between piercing and slicing ability. It combines the sharp point of a dagger with the strength of a drop point blade, while maintaining some of the "belly" that is used for slicing.
Overall, it is a great hybrid blade design that is extremely functional.