from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An unsharpened section of a knife blade in front of the guard on the blade
- n. The indentation of a pocket-knife blade where it joins the tang
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make a choil in (the blade of a knife).
- n. In cutlery, the indentation in the blade of a knife where it joins the tang.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Mr. WEINSTEIN: Notice the ratio between the heel and the top of what we call the choil, C-H-O-I-L.
_Mu nase choil orst_, "My Candlemas bond upon you," is the customary salutation, and means, in plain words, "You owe me a New Year's gift."
This build, combined with the rounded handle cross section, deep finger choil with guard, pronounced butt pommel and blade thumb ramp with friction grooves, results in one of the most secure and comfortable grips in any folder, at any price.
Most notably, the choil and hilt specifications are different between the two.