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The discipline, art, skill and profession of applying scientific knowledge and principles to the design and manufacturing of machines, structures, devices, systems, materials and processes.

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A dwelling whose main frames are in the shape of the letter A.Two poles supported in an upright position by braces or guys and used for lifting equipment. Also known as double ...

plunge point

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The plunge point is the point, or wall in most cases, where the bevel on the blade meets the ricasso.


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The ricasso is the shaped, but unsharpened section of the blade directly infront of the guard, or grip depending on the design of the knife.


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If the portion of the handle furthest from the blade has a cap or other addition significantly different to the rest of the handle, it is referred to as the pommel. Originally the ...


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Either cut from the original knife billet, or formed from a robust flange of metal fitted at the top of the tang, the guard is a defenseive addition to a knife. The guard gives ...


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A wave is a groove cut into the spine of a folding knife, pointing towards the handle in the open position, which allows the deployment of the blade from folded to engaged when ...


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A fuller is a groove or channel applied to a knife blade to decrease weight and increase strength. Fullers may be ground from or pressed into the blade, however only pressing ...