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Knifemaking

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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What is the Hardest Steel on Earth?

The short answer is Nitinol, but that's not why knifemakers and collectors are so interested in it.
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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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Best safety gear for knifemaking

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