Types of Knife Blades

Knife Blade Identification

There are four different types of blades that are in use for dinner knives. These are known as Blunt, Modern, New French, and Old French. The blades are the same sharpness, and only differ in the shape of the blade. Many patterns may use only one blade type, but some may offer the same pattern with different types of blades. If you are adding to an existing set, make sure to look at the blade type and check that the piece you are purchasing matches your existing knives.


Blunt


Modern


New French


Old French