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Updated: February 25, 2021

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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Updated: February 24, 2021

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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Updated: February 24, 2021

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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Updated: December 22, 2020

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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Updated: December 21, 2020

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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Updated: February 16, 2021

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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Updated: December 22, 2020

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 …

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Updated: December 21, 2020

420 Steel Guide

That trusty old knife that you carry around is probably made of a familiar steel, 420 steel. 420 steel is widely available in most makes of knives. This steel provides a wide range of benefits but its weakness is that it doesn’t contribute to any one area significantly; however, this does not make it a bad blade to buy. The …

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Updated: December 22, 2020

Fallkniven A1 Review

When one thinks of the ultimate in survival knives, one would think of the Fallkniven A1. The beautifully-designed A1 brings together ergonomics, outstanding technical design, and economy. The A1 exceeds international standards for personal security, value, and strength. The all-purpose semi-large knife is great for heavy-duty uses. The blade is made of extremely hard and laminated VG10 steel which can …

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Updated: December 22, 2020

Top 5 Survival Knives!

ou are out in the woods alone, (this is not advised) and you have nothing but your survival knife to assist you with all of your basic needs to survive.  You build a shelter, start a fire and kill a deer to eat.  The next morning you hike out and find civilization once again. Then you live to be 100 …