Blade

A blade is that portion of a tool, weapon, or machine with an edge that is designed to cut and/or puncture, stab, slash, chop, slice, thrust, or scrape animate or inanimate surfaces or materials. A blade may be made from a flaking stone, such as flint, metal (usually steel), ceramic, or other material.

Read more about Blade:  History and Uses, Physics, Knife Blade Profiles (Patterns), Sword Patterns, Marks and Decoration

Famous quotes containing the word blade:

    The symbol of perpetual youth, the grass-blade, like a long green ribbon, streams from the sod into the summer, checked indeed by the frost, but anon pushing on again, lifting its spear of last year’s hay with the fresh life below. It grows as steadily as the rill oozes out of the ground.... So our human life but dies down to its root, and still puts forth its green blade to eternity.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    It required some rudeness to disturb with our boat the mirror-like surface of the water, in which every twig and blade of grass was so faithfully reflected; too faithfully indeed for art to imitate, for only Nature may exaggerate herself.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    And a wandering beauty is a blade out of its scabbard.
    You know how dangerous, gentlemen of threescore?
    May you know it yet ten more.
    John Crowe Ransom (1888–1974)