Learn how to draw a great looking Knife with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a beautiful Knife.
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A knife is a tool or implement used for cutting. Knives are also known as cutlery.
Knives have a long history. Ancient stone, bronze, and iron knives have been discovered at archeological sites. Historically and today, there are many different types of knives. Some have been used for weapons, others for preparing food.
Did you know? During the 1600s, only wealthy families had enough table knives to offer an implement to each guest at a meal.
Instead, the common people carried their own personal eating knives. Men wore theirs on a belt or next to their sword, and women kept theirs tied to a girdle.
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Would you like to draw a cartoon knife? This easy, step-by-step cartoon drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a pen, pencil, or marker and a sheet of paper.
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Knife
How to Draw a Great Looking Knife for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin by drawing a pair of curved lines and connect them on each end. This forms the top of the knife's handle.
Easy Knife Drawing - Step 2
2. Draw two wavy lines extending from the top of the handle. These form the sides of the handle. Draw lines across the handle, connecting the previous lines and texturing the handle.
Easy Knife Drawing - Step 3
3. Draw a wavy line extending from the handle, continuing one of the previous lines. Double it back upon itself to enclose the shape of the handle. Then, draw curved lines across it.
Easy Knife Drawing - Step 4
4. Enclose a rounded hexagonal shape at the end of the handle. Then, draw a curved line across it. This decorative feature at the end of the handle is called the pommel, derived from the French word for apple due to its spherical shape.
Easy Knife Drawing - Step 5
5. Draw a small rectangle at the top of the handle. This is called the bolster, and it connects the knife blade to the handle.
Easy Knife Drawing - Step 6
6. Extend a long, curved line from the bolster to form the top of the blade, called the swage.
Easy Knife Drawing - Step 7
7. Draw a long, curved line connecting the tip of the blade and the opposite side of the bolster. Note how the blade narrows near the handle. This style of knife blade is called a drop point.
Add More Details to Your Knife Picture - Step 8
8. Draw a straight line near the base of the blade. Then, draw an "L" shaped line connecting the bolster to the side of the blade base. This is the ricasso, "the heavy thick shank of the blade between the grind and the front bolster."
Complete the Outline of Your Knife Drawing - Step 9
9. Draw a line between the ricasso and the blade tip. This is called the cannelure, and it lessens the weight of the knife while maintaining its strength.
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