Knife Collecting

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.

Winkler tactical knife

What Exactly is a Tactical Knife?

There is no set definition for a tactical knife, but there a few characteristics to keep in mind. Here are key tactical knife features and a brief history.

4 Steps to Perfect Freehand Sharpening

    1) Select a Sharpener Invest in a good bench stone. You have the natural ones like the Arkansas stones and the manmade ones such as the Norton India stone. There are also the diamond-bonded stones...
Bob Loveless Big Bear Knives Pictures

PHOTOS: 15 Greatest Bob Loveless Knives of All-Time

Robert "Bob" Loveless is regarded as one of the most influential custom knifemakers of the modern era. Here are the 15 knives that show why.
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.

D2 Tool Steel Just Keeps Cutting

D2 tool steel just keeps cutting. It's been around a long time and enjoys a solid reputation among custom and factory knifemakers and knife users. As with many high-performance steels, it experiences a range...
What is the hardest steel

Knifemaking 101: What Is SM-100 (Nitinol)?

The short answer is Nitinol, but that's not why knifemakers and collectors are so interested in it.
Schrade Bob Loveless knives

The Legacy of Bob Loveless’s Dropped Hunter

Bob Loveless changed knifemaking and knife collecting forever with his dropped hunter. Here's the story behind this classic custom knife and why it refuses to fade away.
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