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What does the phrase usually through the grip mean?

The tang of a sword or fixed-blade knife is that part of the blade extending into and usually through the grip that is fastened to it.
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Hi,

What does the phrase usually through the grip mean?

The tang of a sword or fixed-blade knife is that part of the blade extending into and usually through the grip that is fastened to it.

In simple terms, 'the grip' refers to 'the handle', the part that you hold in your hand. The 'tang' goes up inside the handle. In other words, the handle is around the tang.

Another term for the handle is 'the hilt'.

Best wishes, Clive
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The tang of a sword or fixed-blade knife is that part of the blade extending into and usually through the grip that is fastened to it.
Don't you think extending into and through the grip mean the same thing? If they do, then the sentence is redundant.
Hi,

Not really. 'Into' just means inside the grip. 'Through' suggests the tang goes in one end of the grip and comes out the other end.

Clive