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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 Rise And Growth Of Women Knifemakers

As more women enter the world of bladesmithing more and more shine and thrive making exciting, creative knives.
Steve Schwarzer

Shop Dump: Steve Schwarzer

We take a look inside the shop of ABS master smith Steve Schwarzer and see how he makes his mosaic damascus wonders.

The Many Moods Of Mosaic Damascus

Mosaic damascus can be made numerous ways, and these master smiths are all putting their own spin on the craft.

Young Knifemakers: The Future Is Now

As the new generation of knifemakers begin to hone their craft, the masters of today help guide their path forward.

Flipping In: The Rise Of The Custom Flipping Folder

Custom flipping folders are becoming more and more popular by the day. These are some of the coolest custom flippers.

Bad And Beautiful

Few patterns are as stunning and audacious as daggers and fighters. These four from makers around the world show what elite craftsmen are creating today.

A Dazzler For Kaz

A father, with the help of his uncle, works to make a one-of-a-kind knife for his son after living the life of a military kid.

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