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Shop Dump: Tools The Pros Use

Renowned makers from across the world talk about the tools they use to craft their metal creations.

Knifemakers And Their Tools

Knifemakers from around the world share what equipment they can't live without and how it helps in creating their knives.
Curt Zimmerman’s 14.5-inch fighter features a san-mai blade of ball-bearing steel and an ancient walrus ivory handle. (SharpByCoop knife image)

San-Mai: Steel Trinity

The three-layer construction of san-mai results in sharp, durable, beautiful blades
John Horrigan (right) visited with his twin brother Bob (left) at the BLADE Show two years before Bob was killed in action. Bob told John, “I’m coming back to God.” “At the time, I just said, “Great!’” John recalled, “but when he was killed, God was what got me through it.”

Bob & John Horrigan: Brothers In Arms And Blades

John & Bob Horrigan served their country together. Now, John honors his late brother by continuing their passion for knifemaking.

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...

91-Year-Old Knifemaker Murray Sterling is Still Going Strong

Murray Sterling has seen a lot and done a lot in his 91 years on this earth. For the past 30, he’s made a...
From left: Jim Sornberger, Joe Keeslar and Jay Hendrickson minutes after being inducted into the BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall Of Fame®.

BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall Of Fame Welcomes Five New Members

BLADE's Cutlery Hall Of Fame Welcomed Five New Members In 2021.

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Read this before you make a knife

Knifemaking 101 – Read This Before You Make a Knife

  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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