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Top 5 Fixed Blade Tactical Knives

What is a Tactical Knife?  Loosely defined it could be a knife that you would expect the military to use.  The actual definition is a knife that has one or more military features, designed for extreme situations, and it may or may not include capabilities that a fighting or combat knife might have. Qualities of a Tactical Knife There are …

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How Good is 440A Steel?

440A steel is a steel in the 440 family which contains a variety of other metals with varying properties. The others include 440B, 440C, and the less common 440F. All the 440 steels are considered truly stainless, but 440A has the highest corrosion resistance of all because it contains the least amount of carbon. How 440A Compares to Other Steels …

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N690 Steel Properties

The N690 Cobalt Stainless Steel is made in Austria by a company known for making steel that can be made into sharp knives and surgical instruments. This steel is very similar to 440C steel, and it has 1.07% carbon content. N440C steel has a carbon content ranging from .95 – 1.07 percent. The N690 is a high-end stainless steel with …

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What is L6 Steel?

While steel might look all the same to the untrained eye, there are a number of significant differences between the various types of steel used to make tough implements. How they are used in knives, swords and other tools will greatly impact the tool’s performance and reliability. For companies that want to create long-lasting blades that will get the job …

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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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Cold Steel SK-5 Review

The Natchez Bowie knife got its name from the small town of Natchez in Mississippi, and its fame came from the number of people who chose to use this particular style of fighting knives. Cold Steel managed to emulate the same kind of fierceness that the original Bowie knives had and added a couple of modern features and turned it …

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Addicted to Extreme Knives? You’re Not Alone

Okay, if you’ve been living under a rock since 1971 you may not know this, but otherwise, you’ll be totally aware that along with cool extreme knives, there’s a culture.  What does that mean?  Well, it means that you are part of an international community of people that love knives for the sake of knives.  It’s kinda like the Harley …

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Best Throwing Knives

Are you looking for the best throwing knife around? Well, wait no more because we just reviewed 3 top-selling throwing knives and our findings will shock you. (Yes, you wouldn’t believe what dirt we uncovered). I know there are lots of choices out there for throwing knives and, with this guide, you’ll find your perfect throwing buddy no matter how …

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ESEE Junglas Survival Fixed Blade Knife

This is one creatively-named implement!  The Junglas is actually pronounced “HOON-GLASS” (but with a Latin American accent).  Its name is derived from the Colombian Police called “JUNGLA” or Compañía Jungla Antinarcóticos special operations forces.  The original intent was to create a knife that was kind of a machete and kind of a fixed blade knife that was a bit more …

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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 …