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Ask BLADE®: Japanese-Style Heat Treatment

A tanto is plunged into the water during the hadaka-yaki process—yaki-ire, or heat treating, with no clay coating on the blade. (Yoshikazu Yoshihara photo) Reader...

Here’s a Fun Video To Watch of Knifemaker Bob Neal

This is a great video of Kentucky knifemaker Bob Neal in action. I think you'll enjoy it: http://www.wtvq.com/content/kybackroads/story/Meet-Custom-Knife-Maker-Bob-Neal-Along-Kentuckys/fMRZjgubUkyzQQYC1EcjfQ.cspx

Knifemaker: A New Role for Johnny Strong

As with all Johnny Strong knives, the Urban Assassins (top photo) are flat ground from CPM-S35V stainless and heat treated by Paul Bos Heat...

Carbon Steel Can Still Cut It

Troney Toler of Knives Plus in Amarillo, Texas, says his biggest seller by far is the Case model 161 yellow-handle trapper with blades of...

Keys To The Best Elk Antler Handles

After cutting the antler section to size, cut it in half lengthwise to form slabs. Mark the centerline using masking tape along the antler’s...

How The Pros Coat Their Knife Blades

ESEE knives receive the Textured Powder Coat at Rowen Mfg. (Rowen Mfg. photo)      A coated blade offers protection, non-glare and striking looks. For those...

Malaysian Men Of Steel

Lim Loong Hoi hammers steel in his old school knife shop in Selangor, Malaysia. (photo courtesy of Philip Lim Chin Guan)        Every morning, Lim...
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