African Blackwood is on the Rise as a Custom Handle Material

Maybe it’s a bit of a contradiction, but both elegance and simplicity are elements of African blackwood, a handle material with a rapidly rising profile in the custom knife industry. The color of the material...

What is a Drawknife? Three Examples

Whether for bushcraft, carving, or just straight woodworking, drawknives are handy tools that range quite a bit in size, function, and style. There are large drawknives to peel bark or hew small logs, as...

Spike Tomahawk Reviews: RMJ Tactical, Cold Steel, SOG, Browning

Spike tomahawks are fascinating tools. You can cut, chop, pry, hammer and penetrate with them. They can be handy as camping implements or in tactical applications. In the tactical realm, tomahawks can be used in...

The Latest EDC Multitools

People Who Like to be Prepared Will Love the latest EDC Tools Knife guys love gadgets, fix-it people love gadgets and DIY-ers love gadgets, so it’s easy to see why multi-tools do so well in...
Best blade steel

Knife Performance: Is Steel Type Really the Most Important?

The type of steel in the blade is only one factor in the performance of a knife. Heat treating, Rockwell hardness and geometry also matter.
What is a bushcraft knife

What Makes a Bushcraft Knife a Bushcraft Knife?

What is a bushcraft knife? Design matters, but function is even more important.
Wally Hayes tsuba

Tsuba Time: Make a Guard for a Japanese Sword

When it comes to making Japanese swords, the "tsuba" is also known as the "guard." Here’s how to make one, with instruction from American Bladesmith Society master smith Wally Hayes.
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