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Knifemaking: Frame Handle Construction

KNIFE SHOP BY JASON FRY Are you up to the challenge of frame handle construction? Frame handle construction for knives has been around for centuries. Historical...
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Making Knives By Smelting Bog Iron

Making knives with iron fished out of bogs? It's an ancient technique, but it still works, and a few people are still making knives
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...