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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.
Ernest Emerson knives

Why Would a Company Make Knives in the USA?

With all the pressures to outsource, why would a knife company choose to manufacture in the United States? It turns out there are plenty of benefits to keeping things local.
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5 Pieces of Critical Knifemaking Safety Gear

Knifemakers know how important it is to stay safe while working in extreme conditions. Here are five pieces of safety gear to keep you out of the hospital and in the shop making knives.
Laura Zerra knifemaker

10 Knifemaking Questions with Naked & Afraid’s Laura Zerra

Laura Zerra is best known for her appearance on Discovery Channel's "Naked & Afraid," but she is also an accomplished knifemaker with a new book on the way. Read the BLADE interview here.
Mounted vise on bowling ball

Make a Bowling Ball Vise in 6 Steps

Here's how to make a bowling ball vise, one of the most useful hacks in all of knifemaking.
Wally Hayes tsuba

Tsuba Time: Make a Guard for a Japanese Sword

When it comes to making Japanese swords, the "tsuba" is also known as the "guard." Here’s how to make one, with instruction from American Bladesmith Society master smith Wally Hayes.
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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.