Tapering or tapered tang is a very elegant way to balance the knife and to give it a leaner and more well-groomed aesthetic while maintaining the robustness of the knife given the scalability of its section.
Compared to knife lightening/balancing holes, it’s a more professional way used by more experienced knifemakers.
The butterfly knife (also called balisong or in English butterfly knife) is a knife of Filipino origin, so-called for the peculiarity of the handle, which is opened in two parts longitudinally, to discover the blade.
Also called “the power container”, the balisong is a knife with incredible features.
One of the things that most are used for the finishing of a knife are the abrasive metal cards that will “go away” in large quantities.
Abrasivepaper, sometimes also called sandpaper, is used to rough, smooth and clean wooden or metalsurfaces.
The abrasive paper you will use on the steels of the knives before and after the temper and for the finishing of the handles in the various materials, from the most “common” wood, to the G10, Micarta, Bones, Synthetics, etc.
The form in which you sell knives is not something to be overlooked and the packaging and documents to be supplemented when selling or giving a knife are details that are appreciated.
Selling a knife is not easy, ask many knife-goers and they will tell you how some of them manage easily to sell their knives and others instead of doing it with such effort, all regardless of the quality and beauty of the their blades.
But to sell them you still need to start adding some value to the knives by making a certificate of authenticity and a datasheet for each knife where its characteristics are explained.
As an extension to the post on the different types of steel used in the knife shop I created an underlying reference table that shows the most popular types of knife steel and their composition of the various elements.