A metal that does not contain any amount of iron (such as aluminum or titanium). bverse The front side of a knife. With the point of the knife to the left and the edge down, you are looking at the obverse (front) side of the knife. inky Shelf An angled protrusion at the distal-end of the knife handle, where the pinky sits. This portion of the handle provides a leveraging spot for additional control and coordination over the knife while in the hand.