Early man even before the Stone Ages era was the creators of a primitive first knife. To more accurate necessity was the creator of the knife blade the sharpened edge of a rock, animal bones or seashell could be used to cut things. If I was to break off small enough to carry around, then it could be used in many applications. This primitive knife helped in the gathering of food and preparing it, to becoming a hunter and finding their prey to eat.
Danish Flake Blade The piece of sharpened rock or seashell was fastened to a wooden handle at some point to make it into what we think a look like. Now you have a blade and a wooden handle, a real knife. This blade could be fastened to a long stick and now become a great tool for hunting and protecting the group from harm. This was all done sometime before the time of ancient Egyptians.
Man started to work with metal this first metal works was with bronze. Bronze was formed into blades for knives and the entire knife was made of bronze. This was in the time of the Greeks and was also called the Bronze Age. 3300 -1200 BC
By the time the Roman Empire was in command ironwork had been developed and steel was being used in the building of knife blades.
From that point until today, steel has been used in making of most knives.
The development of the iron-working process has come a long way in the way we make steel or the different kind of steel from stainless steel to harder steel. The way knives are manufactured by hand to being stamped out in large presses steel is still the main material used in the making of knife blade.
People now days make knives by hand using craftsmanship or pride in making something out of raw material that is available to us all. Not many of us can say that we made anything we and put the thing together but, to think it out, design it, fabricate it with the material at hand, assemble it, polish and sharpen it to it is a useful tool, a knife that saying something.
There are great knife manufactures product knives today in that can make knives at better quality than what can be produced by hand. The sharpening angle and surface is a key component in having a great knife. Today’s machinery can produce, grind, sharpen and polish a lot quicker and with more accuracy than most people can do by hand.