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CRKT Ultima Review

Currently, the Ultima is out of stock at Amazon and BladeHQ, but they both have plenty of CRKT tactical knives.  See them at these links:     The Ultima lines of tactical knives are large and durable and have various configurations. If you look closely, the blade has a Stone Age look. The handle is both ergonomic and is designed …

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What is SG2 Steel?

The Powder Metallurgy (PM) SG2 steel is also known as SGPS. It is manufactured by a Japanese steel manufacturer that is well known for the steels they make. The SG2 is high carbon content and a high alloy stainless steel. Powder metallurgy improves the alloy significantly. Regardless of the few comments to the contrary, one of the absolutely finest kitchen …

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What is a Balisong?

“I’ve been Hearing a lot about these knives, balisongs, but what the heck are they?!”  I’m sure at one point or another we have all asked this question.  This should help answer some of the most common questions surrounding balisongs.    Balisongs A balisong is a pocket knife that has two handles that both rotate in such a way that …

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154CM Steel Guide

What is 154CM Steel? ith dozens of excellent steels being manufactured worldwide for use in cutlery, the question of what is the “best” steel for a knife is really not a fair question or a question that should be asked.  The question to ask is more like “which steel is best for what purpose and price point?”  For our purposes, …

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CPM 154 Knife Steel Overview

Introduction 154CM stainless steel has long been a sought-after metal for knife makers. The addition of molybdenum over 440C steel gave 154CM far superior edge holding, while still maintaining the same corrosion resistance. 154CM and its twin, ATS-34, were not without their own drawbacks, however. Knifemaker John Barlow earlier this year sat down with Blade Magazine and explained why he …

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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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What is Open Carry for Knives?

he term “open carry” is commonly heard when talking about the civilian use of weaponry.  We all know that this obviously means to carry a weapon openly.   So what are the gritty details and from where does this term originate.   I hope to answer the common questions surrounding open carry and make it just a little easier to …

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CPM-3V Knife Steel Overview

Overview Perfect knife steels are like opinions… You were expecting a joke, right? Well, the fact is, there is no “perfect” knife steel. It all depends on what your intended use for the knife will be, where you expect to use the knife, and the conditions in which it will be used. Many throw around the term “perfect,” and CPM-3V …

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Best Throwing Knives

re 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 …

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Ontario Blackbird SK-5 Review

If you are going camping or hiking, you need a reliable survival knife. Not only will it allow you to traverse in the wilderness easier, but it can also allow you to survive in the wild without exerting too much energy in executing your basic survival tasks. One of the best knives you can bring with you is the Ontario …