Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:58 pm
Bolsters make it difficult to sharpen near the bolster. Why have bolster.
Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:10 pm
They're a remnant of the forging process. I've heard a few explanations for why they aren't ground off: they're to balance the knife, or to prevent slipping, or support your grip. I personally feel like German makers keep them on not because they have a purpose but because they're traditional.
Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:17 pm
I've heard people refer to them as finger guards. If ruffians attempt to take your fingers hostage, the bolster will be there to protect you.
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