31% of Outdoors and Pocketknife Owners are Women

Kershaw Knives posted a fun quiz on its Twitter profile this week, focused on demographics.

If you read the headline, you already know the answer. Here it is anyway:

Granted, that data is a decade old, but it offers some good insights into market conditions. If you’re curious about more knife demographics, check out Knife Rights here.

 

Knife Shows in January and February

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JAN. 5-6 HELSINKI, FINLAND
The 9th International Knife Show, Crowne Plaza Helsinki. For more visit helsinkiknifeshow.com

JAN. 19-21 LAS VEGAS, NV
Las Vegas Invitational Knifemakers Show in conjunction with the Antique Arms Show, Westgate Resort & Casino
Contact the show at POB 1074, Dept. BKG18, Murrieta, CA 92564 951-970-9669 beinfeldproductions@gmail.com antiquearmsshow.com

JAN. 27 LAS VEGAS, NV
Tactical Knife Invitational Caesars Palace
Call 417-866-6688 or visit fiftyfiftyproductions.net (advanced registration only)

JAN. 27-28 ST. LOUIS, MO
Gateway Area Knife Club Cutlery Fair
Carpenters’ Hall Contact Steve 314-795-4262 stevemarkus@sbcglobal.net

FEB. 2-4 LAKELAND, FL
The 40th Annual Gator Cutlery Club Knife Show
Lakeland Center.
Call Dan Piergallini 813-754-3908 or 813-967-1471

FEB. 10 WYOMING, MI
West Michigan Edge Show
The K of C Hall
Call Mike 616-322-5846

FEB. 17 HONOLULU, HI
Hawaii Custom Knife & Tactical Show
Pomaikai Ballrooms at Dole Cannery
Contact JSM Cutlery LLC, Dept. BKG18, POB 1290, Aiea, HI 96701 872-356-2953 hawaiiknifeshow@gmail.com

FEB. 17 LITTLE ROCK, AR
The Arkansas Knife Show
Statehouse Convention Center Call 870-279-7329 arknife.com

Make a Survival Knife with What’s in Your Garage

So says this article at SOFREP. The tutorial is as basic as it gets, excluding power tools or anything exotic to the typical household. Tensions with North Korea inspired the piece:

When you mention such a apocalyptic scenario to many people, the first thing they want to regale you with is a list of their firearms, ammunition stores, and food and water supply. That stuff all matters, and while I too maintain a laundry list of those sorts of things, many tend to forget about what I consider to be among the most important survival tools a man or woman could ever have: a good quality knife.

The full tutorial is available only to members on SOFREP, but the spoilers are littered throughout history. If you can shape something hard into something long, narrow, edged and portable, you can make a knife, just as people did since the dawn of time.

make a survival knife
It cuts the grass and saves your assets. (This is a family-friendly website.)

If we’re talking about typical garage items, you might start with a lawnmower blade. Draw a pattern on the metal, then cut away the excess with a hacksaw. Sharpen the edge and form the point with a file. Buff out the spurs with sandpaper, then wrap the handle in paracord or bootlaces.

That’s about as basic as it gets, although I’m sure SOFREP puts its own spin on it, too.

Survival Beer Pairs Well With Survival Knife?

Dogfish Head, a brewery in Delaware, recently unveiled its new “survival beer” called, “The End of the Wort As We Know It.” The beverage is made with fruit and grains high in nutrients, as well as 9% alcohol by volume. But the kicker is what’s outside of the bottle.

From the article at Delaware Online:

To top it off, the $45 750ml bottle comes wrapped in a solar blanket with a limited edition Dogfish-branded Swiss Army knife.

Some might raise an eyebrow at the combo of knives and alcohol, but that’s beside the point. How are you supposed to survive the Apocalypse with only 750 mils of blues-chaser?

It’s New Knife Catalog Season

Now is when knife companies roll out their new catalogs. Head to your favorite companies’ website and download the PDF or order a print version (they’re free). BLADE will cover the latest and greatest here and in the print magazine, but you can get a jump on it now, too.

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