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The Kids Are All Right: High Schooler Takes Up Scrimshaw

Kate Opre, of Montana, is still in high school, but she's taking up scrimshaw in a way that's catching the attention of many in the knife world. Who says the kids aren't alright?
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Safety Gear for Making Knives: What You Must Know

From the best face masks for beards to selecting the right gloves, here's everything you need to know about safety gear in the knife shop.
Peter Carey MokuTi knife

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.