The illustration "Kind of grind" shows the most used grind used in custom knifemaking. The grind is the section of the blade which is thinned to form the sharp edge.
The last two illustrations show
the two techniques usually used to fix the handle and the guards (or
bolsters) to the blade. It should be noted that a multitude of alternatives
exist besides these two techniques.
In the other technique, the "Hidden tang knife or Stick tang knife", the blade does not form the handle as in the previous technique, but it becomes narrower to pass through the guard and inside the handle. Sometimes the tang end can be fixed at the end of the handle in the pommel. With this tehcnique, the tang is not visible when the knife is assembled.