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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
Are ballistic knives illegal

This is the Most Illegal Knife in America

The most banned knife in the United States remains the ballistic knife. Here's a look at what ballistic knives are and how they became banned.
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.

4 Surprising Superstitions About Knives

Do you believe in any of these knife superstitions? You may want to keep a penny on hand just in case.
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