Naming the Parts
A number of what may be unfamiliar terms are used in describing the parts of a kitchen knife. The following diagram, taken from an article in Wikipedia may help to clarify.
Please Note - The knife depicted above is what you might more typically find in a standard kitchen. Not all knives, however, are "standard". Consider the unique design of the Furi Knife (no longer carried by Storeitfoods). This means some of the "typical" components are missing. To better illustrate, a Rachael Ray Gusto-Grip Furi Knife is shown below.