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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.

Tomahawk history

A Quick History of the Tomahawk in the United States

Here's how the tomahawk cemented itself into the military history of the United States.
What is a lockback knife

Lockback Folders Are 500 Years Old?

Modern lockbacks got their start in the 1960s, but the design goes back centuries.
Viking knives

Knives the Vikings Used: The Seax

Deeply rooted in Scandinavian history, the seax, aka "scramasax" or "sax," was the blade shape of choice for the much feared and revered Vikings.
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.
World War II knives

How World War II Forged the Custom Knife Industry

The greats of custom knifemaking's formative years got their start during World War II. Here's a look.
Ken Warner knives

“He Made ’em Famous” – A Tribute to Ken Warner

Ken Warner, the visionary behind and original editor of the acclaimed KNIVES annual book series, recently passed away. In tribute, BLADE is featuring this article from the August 2009 magazine issue about this titan of knives.
James Bowie knife

(April Fools’ Day) Bowie Knife From 1827 Sandbar Fight Found

The original knife used by James Bowie at the Sandbar Fight of 1827 has been located. The truth about the knife is shocking the world of knives.
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