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Knife collecting is an extremely rewarding experience for knife enthusiasts. There truly is a knife for everyone. Many increase or hold their value throughout the years, making collecting knives something to pass on to the next generation of knife collectors.

The knives in Keith Kaiser’s 9/11 memorial project, from top: a skeletonized folder by Pat and Wes Crawford; an Allen Elishewitz folder; a Gil Hibben dagger with scrimshaw handle; a Bob Dozier damascus folder; a Bob Terzuola CQB fixed blade; a damascus folder by Mel Pardue; and a Jerry Fisk damascus Sendero.

9-11 Knives: Custom Memorials To The Tragic Day

The atrocity that shocked the world continues to transform it. Here is a look at some of the memorials 9-11 spawned from that faithful day.

Gent’s Knives for 2022

Today’s gent’s knives are what they are instead of what they used to be.  In years past, there was a genre of knife small, fancy and unobtrusive. It went by gent’s knife or Sunday-go-to-meeting knife,...
Four utilitarian factory fixed blades in 1095 carbon steel, from left: Condor Tool & Knife Bush Slicer Sidekick, Becker/KA-BAR BK18 Harpoon, TOPS Knives 3 Pointer and ESEE Knives 4HM.

Best High-Carbon Steel Knife Options

Looking for a tough and ready option for EDC? Here are 4 of the best high-carbon steel knife options out there.
Inside one of the scales of Scott Topper’s Shrike reads: “This Shrike was born in October of 2019 with a blade of cryo treated 63 HRC AEB-L. The core and mechanism are 416ss with Teflon impregnated acetal lockbars actuated by 302ss springs, caged in a Richlite armor bound by hardened 305ss rings.” (SharpByCoop image)

Knife Profile: Shrike Out Hits A Home Run

Scott Topper’s off-the-charts out-the-front is a multi-part marvel, the Shrike Out, brings an artistic twist to the automatic.

How to Collect Knives: 7 Knife Collecting Tips

Purveyors help knife buyers and collectors with what they need to know Working with a reputable purveyor/dealer enhances the knife acquisition experience. The buyer/collector develops a sense of trust, with time and money well spent...

The Best Boning Knives

Editor’s note: The author (Josh Wayner) spent the better part of five years working in a high-end specialty butcher shop in coastal west Michigan. That shop is no longer in business, though what he...

Danes to Dragons: Custom Hawks

Custom hawks and axes combine history, fantasy and imagination From Danes to dragons, draft horses and drawing smoke, the axe and the hawk have become avenues of artistic expression for some of the most innovative...
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