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Knifemakers’ Key Equipment

Shop Dump: Top makers reveal the key equipment that helps them get the job done “Shop Dump” is a new BLADE® feature showcasing the special...

Stainless Damascus: Challenges In Forging

Stainless damascus knives look fantastic and resist rust in the process, but present the knifemaker with a host of challenges.

DIY Engraving Vise or Block

The bowling ball vise makes knife handle work easy and inexpensive As the old adage goes, “necessity is the mother of invention,” but whoever thought...

Knifemaking: How to Make Temper Lines

Temper lines—aka hamons—are a very exciting part of knifemaking, and I would like to share with you how I produce cool temper lines on...

How to Do Plug Welds on Knives

Plug Welds the David Lisch Way The ABS Master Smith shows how he puts a plug weld in a damascus blade On this and the following...

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...

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...
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  by Wayne Goddard My experience has taught me that there's nothing like digging in and getting started. I've often said the hardest part of the...
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How to Forge Damascus

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