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What To Ask A Knifemaker

From forging and picking the right materials to putting together the fairest return policy and how to run your business, there are many questions fledgling knifemakers should ask veterans.

Knifemakers’ Key Equipment

Shop Dump: Top makers reveal the key equipment that helps them get the job done “Shop Dump” is a new BLADE® feature showcasing the special...

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...

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...

The 5 Most Dangerous Knifemaking Machines

Inattentive operators are more dangerous than the machines themselves BY JOE SZILASKI BLADE® FIELD EDITOR "I am a newbie to knifemaking with a limited budget for...

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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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How to Forge Damascus