Chef's Knife RivetsRivets are the raised, cylindrical studs that keep the handle securely attached to the tang portion of the knife. This type of construction is typical of knives with wooden handles. If rivets are present, make sure that their tops are smooth and that they don't protrude from the handle at all.
In addition to showing the rivets, the photo above also shows the tang sandwiched between the two halves of the handle. Next page >>