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What is MokuTi Damascus?

Chad Nichols created a type of damascus steel called MokuTi that combines mokume with titanium. Learn why so many custom knifemakers can't wait to use it.
James Bowie history

The Sea of Mud Knife: James Bowie’s Knife Found? Pt. 1

A bowie knife recovered from a "sea of mud" 160 years after the Battle of the Alamo has some wondering whether Jim Bowie's personal blade has finally been found.
john bartlow custom knifemaker

Why is CPM-154 So Popular with Custom Knifemakers?

CPM-154 stainless steel continues to dominate the custom knifemaking scene. What makes it so appealing? Two knifemakers offer their reasons for this hot pick.
what is the best blade grind

What’s the Best Kind of Knife Grind?

The most popular knife grinds today are hollow, flat and convex. Which one is the best overall? And does edge geometry matter more than heat treating? A few renowned knifemakers give their opinions.
William Scagel World War II dagger

All About Collecting William Scagel Knives

All modern custom knife roads lead to William “Wales” Scagel. Here’s what collectors need to know about Scagel knife history, design and values.
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How to Make a Flipper Folding Knife

Go step by step with ABS master smith Wally Hayes and learn how to make a flipper-style folding knife.
the hunted movie knife

Who Did Movie Knives Better? “First Blood” vs. “The Hunted”

Here's a look at a movie knife classic, First Blood, and a movie that borrowed generously from the Rambo universe. Spoiler alert: ripping off Rambo is never a good idea.
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