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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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How to Make A Knife: Tips for Beginners

Knifemaking is the art of producing a knife by combining several processes. If youve 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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Buck Hood Cocobolo Hoodlum Review

Unfortunately, the Buck Hood Cocobolo Hoodlum is no longer made and has been discontinued.  If you have one or would like to research this knife, we have the info here.  Enjoy! However, if you came to the site looking for a “HOODLUM-ESQUE” kind of knife, we have done a bit of research and found a Hoodlum alternative knife that looks …

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Spyderco Bushcraft G-10 Review

Unfortunately, the Spyderco Bushcraft G-10 is Discontinued, but if you’d like more info (maybe you acquired a used one), please read on! Fortunately, there are REALLY good alternatives that may be even better than the G-10 at a better price!  Our best recommendation for a Bushcraft G-10 alternative is the TOPS Knives B.O.B. (Brothers of Bushcraft) Fieldcraft B.O.B. Hunter.  It’s a …

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How to Adjust a Bayonet to fit Perfectly

One of our “guys” here at Knife Up had the opportunity to travel to Franklinville, NY to check out a true American Institution. At least that’s how he sees it, and from what he reported, it looks like I won’t be the first to disagree with him.  The company he visited is the Ontario Knife Company.  Take a wild guess …

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Boker Magnum Elk Hunter Review

Survivalists yearn for a new knife once in a while, and in case you want to give a good knife to a guy like that, you might want to give him a Magnum Elk. It is plausible that many survivalists do not have the Magnum Elk in their survival stash. It is mainly because it is more suited to be …