Featured Knives

Here are BLADE Magazine’s Featured Knives of the Week. Browse through these articles to find the best knives available from both custom knifemakers and factory knives.

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OKC RAT-3 Gobar

First Look At The OKC RAT-3 Gobar & RAT-3 Utility

Once again the Ontario Knife Company has produced two stellar knives in its RAT series. The RAT-3 Gobar and RAT-3 Utility are both strong, compact blades.

5 New Camp Hatchets Tested

5 of today’s small factory choppers go edge-to-edge By Josh Wayner While some say the art of the axe has been lost on many, the same might be said of five smaller models that neatly fit...
Smart Pebble Premium Whetstone 2 Side 1000/6000 Waterstone

3 Best Sharpening Stones [2022]

Sharpening stones have become more popular in recent years as people look for more ways to keep their knives sharp. These three show off the variety of stones available today.
1000/6000 whetstone

How To Use A Whetstone

Knowing how to use a whetstone, or sharpening stone, can restore a dull blade and should be part of regular upkeep for your knives.
Miyabi Birchwood Santoku 7-Inch Knife

5 Best Santoku Knife Options [2022]

The Santoku Knife is a Japanese-style knife that is the ultimate utility player in the kitchen. It's fun to use, strong & durable, and it is a must-have for a home chef.
The four test knives come in a variety of blade and handle shapes, from left: Puma SGB Smooth White Bone Caper, Bear & Son Rosewood Caper, Utica Shoehorn Elk 1 and A.G. Russell Knives WEB Pocket Caper.

Down To The Nitty Gritty: Caping Knives

Caping knives, or capers, are necessary for the finer parts of creating taxidermy. They're also capable carving knives or a great EDC.
Boker Trapper Red Bone

First Look: Trapper Red Bone

Boker has made a beautiful two-blade slip joint that is both a great EDC and excellent as a knife for the outdoors.

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