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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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The Best Blade Grinds: What To Look For

As with most things knife, one type never fits all. BY MIKE HASKEW BLADE® FIELD EDITOR Finding the best blade grind for the job at hand has become the subject of some debate, but most knife...

How to Make the Price Guard

BY JORDAN LAMOTHE The author fashions it in the style of the classic 19th-century maker In 2017 I received a commission for a piece in the style of Michael Price, a mid-19th-century knifemaker whose knives are...

The 5 Most Dangerous Knifemaking Machines

Inattentive operators are more dangerous than the machines themselves BY JOE SZILASKI BLADE® FIELD EDITOR "I am a newbie to knifemaking with a limited budget for machines and tools. My main concern is the horror stories...
The X-Rhea is the result of having a curious mind and the ability to explore possibilities. It was an idea, turned into a challenge, turned into reality. The simple sequence is available to everyone

Why The X-Rhea Knife?

The X-Rhea Is The Result Of Having A Curious Mind And The Ability To Explore Possibilities.

8 Tips for Successful Home-Based Knife Shops

How to keep your shop in operating order and maintain a safe and happy family life in the process By Joe Calton There have been tons of stories on how to be a knifemaker. Most are...

How to Make a Sushi Knife

By Wally Hayes Sushi knives are light, thin, very sharp and a blast to make. Here’s how I make them from start to finish. For blade material I use 90-thousandths-inch thick 15N20 carbon steel from New...

Fit and Finish 101: How to know it when you see it on a...

By Pat Covert Fit and finish is bandied about so often in cutlery circles it’s almost become one word, pronounced something like fittenfinnish. A newbie collector who hangs around seasoned custom knifemakers, purveyors and collectors...
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