Custom Knives Heating Up in Australia
Australian knifemaker Leila Haddad is impressive for many reasons. She's only 14, but she's already turning out forged blades that fetch thousands of dollars. This profile from ABC in Australia is worth reading for those reasons, but one quote from the young knifemaker should be highlighted:
“I think there is still a future for knife making, because people are starting to realise again the importance of handmade things,” she said.
Buck Knives Makes 1,500,000th Knife
Buck Knives announced last month that it reached the 1.5 million mark for total knives produced at its Idaho facility. A Model 119 Special took home the title of the 1,500,000th knife. That's no accident.
This milestone was achieved due to the increased USA production needs and sales on their 119 Special and 110 Automatic models.
Knife Restrictions Re-Introduced in Kansas
Introduced in the closing days of 2017, a proposal in Kansas is looking to renew some expired knife prohibitions. From Knife Rights:
HB 2442 is ostensibly a “bump stock” ban bill, but it sneakily also would reinstate “dagger, dirk, … dangerous knife, straight-edged razor, stiletto” as prohibited knives.
Video: Heat Treating 154CM Stainless Steel
Nothing beats stepping inside a knifemaker's shop and watching how the magic happens. Knifemaker Kyle Daily, of KH Daily Knives, generously shared this video showing how he treats 154CM stainless.
BLADE staff found this video on Twitter. Are you following us? You should be.
Gerber & Boy's Life Team Up to Clean Filthy Pocketknives
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