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The Best Knife Handle-to-Blade Ratio

Is there a golden ratio when it comes to the lengths of blades and handles on knives? We asked some acclaimed knifemakers for answers.
Knifemaking Tips

Tips for Making Knives: Forging During the Summer

Forging knives during a heat wave can be dangerous. Knifemakers, here are some helpful hints to get you through the hot times.
Ancient Bog Oak

Ancient Bog Oak: Knife Handles Thousands of Years in the Making

Ancient bog oak takes thousands of years to create. It also makes for excellent custom knife handles. Here are some examples.
ABS Master Smith J.D. Smith Knives

Knifemaking: ABS Master Smith J.D. Smith’s 4 Principles

American Bladesmith Society (ABS) master smith J.D. Smith shares the four principles that he developed for a career of making knives.
Living Legends

Meet The Living Legends Who Make Knives

A new book from the publishers of BLADE magazine, Greatest Living Knifemakers, celebrates today's legends who make knives in ways that most can only dream...

African Blackwood is on the Rise as a Custom Handle Material

Maybe it’s a bit of a contradiction, but both elegance and simplicity are elements of African blackwood, a handle material with a rapidly rising...
Knives what is a half stop

Knife Knowledge 101: What is a Half Stop?

Safety feature, bell and whistle, or what have you, the half stop on slipjoint knives stimulates lively discussion. Here's what you need to know.