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Why is CPM-154 So Popular with Custom Knifemakers?

CPM-154 stainless steel continues to dominate the custom knifemaking scene. What makes it so appealing? Two knifemakers offer their reasons for this hot pick.
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Knifemaking: “Tricking Out” the Wilton Square Wheel Grinder

ABS master smith Ed Caffrey explains how to get the most out of a popular belt grinder for making knives, the Wilton Square Wheel Grinder.
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How to Make a Flipper Folding Knife

Go step by step with ABS master smith Wally Hayes and learn how to make a flipper-style folding knife.
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Knifemaking: What is the Best Kind of Tang?

Are full-tang knives the best? Or are other styles better? A new knifemaker asks an expert for the scoop.
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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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Knifemaking & Swordsmithing: How to Make a Hamon

Learn how to make a hamon on a sword, or a knife, with this tutorial using techniques from a master swordsmith.
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Making Video Game Knives: Far Cry 4

Young knife collectors are commissioning reproductions of their favorite video game knives. Here's one example of a knifemaker who turned the "Far Cry 4" knife into real life.