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Knifemaking is the building of a knife, which includes the blade, handle and other accouterments. Blades are made by either removing metal from a steel blank via a grinder – known as stock removal – and the forging to shape of hot steel into a blade in the process known as bladesmithing. Other parts, including bolsters, guards, pommels, etc., are needed to complete the finished knife.

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Video: Making Knives at the Wuertz 2019 Hammer In

BLADE had a blast at the Wuertz Machine Works 2019 Hammer In in March in Arizona. Watch video of the bladesmithing here and get to know a few knifemakers.
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New knifemakers: You need to read these tips. It's time to get your head on straight so you don't fail before you even get started.

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Safety Gear for Making Knives: What You Must Know

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What is MokuTi Damascus?

Chad Nichols created a type of damascus steel called MokuTi that combines mokume with titanium. Learn why so many custom knifemakers can't wait to use it.
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Why Would a Company Make Knives in the USA?

With all the pressures to outsource, why would a knife company choose to manufacture in the United States? It turns out there are plenty of benefits to keeping things local.
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5 Pieces of Critical Knifemaking Safety Gear

Knifemakers know how important it is to stay safe while working in extreme conditions. Here are five pieces of safety gear to keep you out of the hospital and in the shop making knives.
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