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The Best Automatic Knife

Automatic knives are designed to be easy, convenient, and more than a little badass. These next-level folders and sliders deploy lightning-fast with a single push of a button or switch to reveal glorious blades that have thus far remained hidden. There’s a glut of automatic knives out there. But you wouldnÂ’t know for sure which model is best for your …

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How to Sharpen Ceramic Knives | Easy Step-By-Step Guide

For an ordinary cook or a professional chef, a sharp ceramic knife is an important tool for most of the cutting jobs in the kitchen. A sharp ceramic knife cuts better and safer. It needs less brute force to slice delicate food items like herbs, which is great because it helps food look fresher for longer. Learning to sharpen ceramic …

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What Is a Paring Knife Used for? 

In the kitchen, larger knives are extremely useful especially when you need to slice through root veggies, portion fish filets, and break down a chicken. It handles most of the hard labor in the kitchen easily. However, when you need to slice much smaller items, another type of knife is essential. A paring knife is for more delicate items. They …

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How to Sharpen a Knife with a Rod

Knives should be sharp because their main purpose is cutting or slicing. A new knife will be razor-sharp but after a couple of months of use, it could begin to get dull at the edges. Why does this happen? Well constantly hitting the knife on items makes microscopic pieces of its blade bend to the sides. At this rate, it …

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The Best OTF Knives: Single- and Double-Action Deployment

Out-the-front (OTF) knives are incredibly fast to deploy and retract. The best OTF knife can be your greatest help in self-defense when fending off an attacker thanks to the quick blade deployment. These knives have also proven to be invaluable in emergencies for first responders. The choice of out-the-front knives is huge and not everyone out there knows what to …

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How to Make A Knife: Tips for Beginners

Knifemaking is the art of producing a knife by combining several processes. If you’ve never made a knife before, it’s going to be a long but fulfilling journey, filled with highs and lows, mistakes and triumphs. In broad strokes, the steps are: design, fabrication, heat-treating, and finishing. In this post, we’re going to see how it all comes together and …

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How to Sharpen a Serrated Knife

Whether it’s slicing that crusty French bread or sawing through a tree branch to use for your makeshift shelter in the jungle, a serrated blade comes in handy. The best part is that it slices without squishing the inside of the bread. This type of knife has a blade edge like a hand saw. Its teeth can rip tough exteriors …

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How to Sharpen a Pocket Knife

How effective is a dull pocket knife? It is like having a gun without bullets. A dull knife is not only ineffective but can be dangerous as well. The good news is that you can sharpen your pocket knife in a few minutes. Stones and steel are excellent tools for sharpening your pocket knife. This article will cover a step-by-step …

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Holiday Gift Guide

KnifeUp Holiday Gift Guide Around this time each year, millions of us share the same struggle; what should we buy for our family and friends this year for Christmas? It is a tradition as old as the holiday itself. While generations before us gave mostly handmade gifts, and many still do today, the majority struggle with picking out the perfect …

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How Good is CPM S35VN Knife Steel?

CPM S35VN Steel  Introduction When I research knife steels for KnifeUp Magazine, I always make it a deep dive and I look at no less than two dozen websites, articles, and product pages. One interesting thing that I’ve found while doing this research is the back and forth conversations that I see on some of the forums. ItÂ’s fun to …