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What is the proper term for this area? I’ve heard it called the ricasso, but isn’t that really what is below this point? I’ve also heard plunge cut. Also, is it called different things if it’s abrupt (like in the picture), vs. if it’s sloping or rounded?

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That's the plunge. The ricasso is the flat area between there and the handle. I don't think there are other terms for gradual and rounded plunge cuts versus abrupt ones, but I could well be wrong. ;)

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