How The Pros Coat Their Knife Blades
ESEE knives receive the Textured Powder Coat at Rowen Mfg. (Rowen Mfg. photo) A coated blade offers protection, non-glare and striking looks. For those who serve in the military, preserve the peace through law...
FROZEN SHARP! Cryogenically Treated Blades
Cryogenic quenching may be performed on a single blade or hundreds at a time. Blade Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame© member Paul Bos said he may do a single blade or put a large quantity in...
Why is CPM-154 So Popular with Custom Knifemakers?
CPM-154 stainless steel continues to dominate the custom knifemaking scene. What makes it so appealing? Two knifemakers offer their reasons for this hot pick.
Knifemaking & Swordsmithing: How to Make a Hamon
Learn how to make a hamon on a sword, or a knife, with this tutorial using techniques from a master swordsmith.
What’s the Best Kind of Knife Grind?
The most popular knife grinds today are hollow, flat and convex. Which one is the best overall? And does edge geometry matter more than heat treating? A few renowned knifemakers give their opinions.
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.
Build a Knife From The Latest Knife Kits
Knife kits have helped launch more than a few of the careers of today’s custom knifemakers, and have been well-documented in BLADE® (www.blademag.com) and elsewhere. The competition among knife kit companies continues to be...