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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...

Custom-Made Chef Knife: The Kitchen Integral

One-piece custom-made chef’s knives embody strength, balance, line and flow and more By Mike Haskew As it does in other aspects of custom knives, integral construction,...

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...

The Best Blade Grinds: What To Look For

As with most things knife, one type never fits all. BY MIKE HASKEW BLADE® FIELD EDITOR Finding the best blade grind for the job at hand...

Jerry Hossom makes a Navy-themed set for Capt. Ryan Heilman of the USS Nevada

Submariner Steel Jerry Hossom makes a Navy-themed set for Capt. Ryan Heilman of the USS Nevada Jerry Hossom had that twinkle in his eye again and...

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...
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