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Blade Styles

ZT blades come in a variety of different shapes, including a selection of designer shapes that are unique modifications of classic styles. Our basic styles include:

Clip Point. Described under the heading Clip Point.Clip Point. Described under the heading Clip Point.

Clip Point

The tip of the clip point is lower than its spine. The top part of the blade has been “clipped” off so that the blade goes straight from spine to tip. The clip point can also have a concave curve to the tip. Clip points are great for everyday carrying, and are also favored for hunting knives.

Drop Point. Described under the heading Drop Point.Drop Point. Described under the heading Drop Point.

Drop Point

The blade’s point drops down below the blade’s spine. It usually has good “belly,” a curved cutting edge. It is one of today’s most widespread blade shapes because it’s a great all-purpose blade.



A sheepsfoot blade is characterized by a straight edge, a steep slope from spine to edge, and a less-pointy tip. They are often favored by emergency responders due to the relative safety of the rounded tip. The straight edge works well for slicing push cuts and general-purpose cutting.

Trailing Point. Described under the heading Trailing Point.Trailing Point. Described under the heading Trailing Point.

Trailing Point

A trailing-point blade has a tip that ends above the spine of the knife. Many trailing point knives also have a deep belly curve for superior slicing, including skinning and hunting use.