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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.

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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.
James Bowie history

The Sea of Mud Knife: James Bowie’s Knife Found? Pt. 1

A bowie knife recovered from a "sea of mud" 160 years after the Battle of the Alamo has some wondering whether Jim Bowie's personal blade has finally been found.
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.
World's longest knife throw

Heroic Cherokee Knife Thrower vs. Nazi: The Nazi Loses

George E. “Skeeter” Vaughan (Grey Otter) holds the distinction of making the most fantastic knife throw in recorded history. It happened at a pivotal time in history: World War II.
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.
edwin forrest bowie knife

Video: The Truth About Edwin Forrest’s “Gift” Knife from Jim Bowie

In this exclusive video, Jim Batson reveals what he discovered about the controversial Edwin Forrest bowie knife, claimed to be gifted to the 19th Century actor by James Bowie himself.
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.
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