Belly — Quick Knife Terms

Kershaw Blur -- Example of Blade Belly
Kershaw Blur — Example of Blade Belly

The belly of a blade is the curved part of a blade.  A belly makes a knife especially good at slicing.  A belly also makes for a less sharp point which means the knife blade is not as good for piercing cuts.  When you are choosing a blade with a belly, make sure that you will be using it more for slicing than piercing.  The Kershaw Blur pictured to the side is a perfect example of a blade with a belly.  This would be considered an average sized belly.  The Blur is great for slicing style cuts.

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