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Photos: How to Wrap a Japanese-Style Handle

ABS master smith Wally Hayes details each step in this photo series. This demonstration wraps over a ray skin handle.
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Want to Make Knives Full Time? Read This First

The pros agree: Follow these tips and you'll (maybe) become a full-time knifemaker.
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5 Things You Didn’t Know About MicartaⓇ

"Micarta" has become the Kleenex of knife handles. It's used so generically that it's easy to lose sight of the fact that the word refers to something specific.
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Knifemaking 101: The 12-Step Vine Filework Method

In step-by-step photos, ABS master smith Wally Hayes details how to file a vine pattern on the spine of a knife.
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What is a Bird’s-Beak Handle?

You've seen it countless times before. Did you know it had a name?
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Mini-Documentary: American Forged – A Knight with Neil

Neil Kamimura joins Jason Knight to make some incredible forged creations, from battle axes to kukris, in this American Forged video.
Murray Carter Documentary

Mini-Documentary: American Forged – Carter Cutlery Hand-Forged Knives

Get a front row seat with Murray Carter of Carter Cutlery to learn his journey to becoming one of the most respected knifemakers in the industry.
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