View Full Version : Glossary Help Needed...
07-04-05, 03:06 PM
After not being able to find a knife glossary I like I decided to make my own, so after lots of internet searches and looking at all the current glossaries I could find, I came up with this.
I have been working on the attached file for a while now, though it still is a work in progress, I would like some feedback and some error checking.
So anybody fancy wasting some time can criticise and rip it apart all you like. :C
It you feel it lacks anything or there are any errors, feel free to let me know or just correct them yourselves.
P.S File is Win Zipped for size.
07-04-05, 03:19 PM
Wow, there's me thinking I knew a bit about knives.
how about a definition of 'distal taper'? Took me yonks to work it out (not too bright).
Great job btw.
07-04-05, 03:45 PM
I would have grouped all the descriptions of different steel alloys in a separate file.
Z60CDV14 isn't a Swedish standard, it's French. I think you've been led astray by the A.G.Russel website.
The AFNOR system uses the letter Z followed by carbon × 100, last figure is percentage of chromium. The letters in the middle give other elements in the alloy.
The Swedish equivalent would be 12C27. carbon × 20 followed by C followed by chromium × 2 (in fact, 13.5% chromium).
This page (http://perso.wanadoo.fr/jean-paul.gauche/forge/acier.html) page gives some more info about different alloys.
07-04-05, 03:47 PM
very good job, there's a lot of good stuff there. the one that caught me out when I first joined the forum was E.D.C. or Every Day Carry
07-04-05, 09:29 PM
Wow! Great job!
Now I know what a Baldric is, apart from a small smelly character in a TV program.
Could this go on the website bit of BB as a reference for all?
07-04-05, 09:36 PM
Moved to resources;)
18-05-05, 02:49 PM
thats really good very usefull.
it needs 'Golok' you have all the other big blades, again well done
Excellent resource thanks :biggthump
I did notice one very little thing...
...At the risk of being a bit pedantic a fuller dosent actually stiffen a blade, what it does do is make it lighter without reducing the stiffness much. In swords it will also tend make it more flexible in side to side bending without reducing its stiffness in the cutting direction.
18-05-05, 09:12 PM
It seems no one is aware of the steel specs that I posted, and that I add to every now and then...
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