Laura Zerra knifemaker

10 Knifemaking Questions with Naked & Afraid’s Laura Zerra

Laura Zerra is best known for her appearance on Discovery Channel's "Naked & Afraid," but she is also an accomplished knifemaker with a new book on the way. Read the BLADE interview here.
World's longest knife throw

Heroic Cherokee Knife Thrower vs. Nazi: The Nazi Loses

George E. “Skeeter” Vaughan (Grey Otter) holds the distinction of making the most fantastic knife throw in recorded history. It happened at a pivotal time in history: World War II.
belt grinder for knifemaking

Knifemaking: “Tricking Out” the Wilton Square Wheel Grinder

ABS master smith Ed Caffrey explains how to get the most out of a popular belt grinder for making knives, the Wilton Square Wheel Grinder.
odd knives

Folding Knives: 4 Unusual Opening Mechanisms

Here are four folding knives that sport unusual opening mechanisms. Do you enjoy innovations like these, or do you prefer traditional folders?
Mounted vise on bowling ball

Make a Bowling Ball Vise in 6 Steps

Here's how to make a bowling ball vise, one of the most useful hacks in all of knifemaking.
Davy Crockett picture

The Sea of Mud Knife: James Bowie’s Knife Found? Pt. 3

Did Davy Crockett purchase the Sea of Mud knife, a bowie knife with hotly debated provenance, on his way to the Alamo? The two legends may have crossed paths, according to records from the 1830s.

The Sea of Mud Knife: James Bowie’s Knife Found? Pt. 2

In part two of this series about the "Sea of Mud Knife," a knife that may have belonged to Jim Bowie, historian James Batson examines where this intriguing knife could have originated.
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