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Knife History

The history of knives and other edged instruments is tied to the history of people in general. As humankind’s oldest tool, unraveling knife history can lead to even more surprising and enriching information to better understand the world.

Known simply as Bowie No. 1, this early 19th-century knife is attributed to the style of James Black. Some believe Black made one or more knives for Jim Bowie.

American Knives: Legendary Designs From The Land Of The Free

Are these the best American knives? Maybe, maybe not. One thing is for sure, these are some of the blades folk most associated most closely with the good ol’ USA. If the knife isn’t man’s...

Antique Switchblades: World War II And Beyond

Harking back to American military glory and post-war prosperity, antique switchblades from the 1940s and 1950 have enduring appeal.
Dirk

4 Best Dirks: Modern Versions Of The Historic Knife

The dirk has a long, exciting history and has been used for everything from farming to war all around the world.
Popov at knife show

Samurai Chef’s Knives

Few knives have been as heavily influenced by Japanese methods as the chef's knife.These four quality blades show off the modern meeting the historic.
Navaja

The Navaja: A Spanish Gem

The Navaja is a sleek, svelte folder originating from Spain hundreds of years ago. Today it remains popular in both the real and digital worlds.

Best Ka-Bar: Modern Options Of The Historic Knife

Ka-Bar makes one of the most legendary American combat/utility knives. First issued in 1942, the knife continues to impress and inspire today.

The Gerber Mark II: A Historic Fighting Knife

The Gerber Mark II is one of the most famous combat knives ever issued to the American military. First introduced in 1966, it still endures today.
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