The dropped hunter, the most famous Bob Loveless design of all

Bob Loveless: The Icon’s Indelible Mark On The Knife Industry

Loveless' impact is still felt today.
Tire Hammer Clutch

How To Build A Tire Hammer

A clutch player in the knifemaker's shop, the tire hammer gives more control than other D.I.Y. power hammers. Like a variable-speed hand drill, your backyard...
Wilmont TAG 101 grinder

Shop Dump: Where Dmitriy Popov Bangs Out His Kitchen Masterpieces

Known for his custom kitchen knives, here are the tools Dmitriy Popov relies upon to craft his creations. "I am not going to score any...
leaf springs for the rocker arm a power hammer.

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The Appalachian spring helve hammer, including springs, hammer head/tup and more

D.I.Y. Power Hammer Parts: Scrapping Together Your Project

So, you're going to build a power hammer... now's the time to consider where to get your parts. Figure out your hammer, anvil and more.
Grant Hawk

In Memoriam Of Grant Hawk: 1941-2023

The award-winning knifemaker and designer passed at 82 after a life filled with adventure and craftsmanship.
Line of power hammers

D.I.Y. Power Hammer: Do You Really Need One?

I think almost every smith wishes at some point he or she had a power hammer. But does the tool actually make sense for your needs?

Shop Dump: Tony Cetani Of Hourglass Knives

Tony Cetani has left his mark in the kitchen knife niche grinding it out at Hourglass Knives.

Knife Handles: Gripping Use Of Natural Materials

These beauties look as good to the eye as they feel in the hand.
The Orochi folding knife by Princeton Wong

M.A.C.K.: What Are Machine Assisted Custom Knives?

Learn what the latest BLADE Show custom knife award is all about
Derick Kemper's Scottish Dirk

Cool Custom: Derick Kemper’s Scottish Dirk

A bonnie blade to be sure, Kemper makes a statement with his Scottish dirk.
Knife handle in hand

Knife Handle Ergonomics 101: Getting A Grip On The Basics

Design factors are crucial in matching the knife handle and the hand.
David Lisch’s spectacular damascus art dagger

Spectacles In Steel: A Look At Definitive Damascus Patterns

Modern makers’ takes on this age-old steel art.
Custom Hunting Knife Malosh-Forged-Elk-Hunter

What Defines The Best Custom Hunting Knives?

Want a top-notch option to take on you next backwoods adventure here's what to look for in a custom hunting knife... and some sharp examples.
Peyton Ramm 3D Damascus

Cool Custom: Peyton Ramm’s 3D Printed Damascus

Peyton Ramm uses the 3D printing process for canister patterns to make his dream knife

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