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420HC Steel Overview

420HC Steel holds a higher carbon production rate than some stainless steels. The content is softer than the higher number steel count 440, yet it’s more rugged than other similar products. This steel material has a greater carbon base and is mixed to a harder finish than 420 stainless steels, but under normal processes, falls around 55 HRC.  Given the …

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Where Is the Best Place to Buy Knives Online?

If you are planning to buy knives online, it is important that you know the best place to buy them. The internet is full of various shops and it is your responsibility to find a seller that is reputable and honest.  Let me start this article with all honesty and say that there are dozens of reputable places to buy …

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What is Batoning?

Cutting wood is tiring and laborious. Usually, tools such as axes and hatchets give the user weight to split the wood but the swing requires work to propel the weight. Batoning is a method one can use to split wood with little effort. Batoning also gives the user more control and precision. This article teaches you how to baton, what …

SOG Force Review

Unfortunately the SOG Force has been discontinued, but if you’d like to know our view on it (maybe you have a used one or are considering getting one), please read on! The SOG Force is an outstanding fixed-blade survival knife that provides great functionality in a variety of survival situations. A survival knife is designed to perform an assortment of …

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Cold Steel Master Tanto Review

The tanto was originally a short dagger or knife used by the ancient samurai class from Japan and it was primarily used for stabbing through an enemy’s thick armor during close combat. There is now a modern equivalent of this feudal-era weapon, the Cold Steel Master Tanto, which retains almost all of the design aspects of the original but with …

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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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Bear Grylls Ultimate Fixed Blade Survival Knife Review

The Bear Grylls Ultimate Fixed Blade Knife is a great survival knife designed by the popular adventurer and TV personality in collaboration with famed knife maker Gerber. Grylls used his extensive experience in having adventures in some of the most extreme environments in the world to design a knife that would be useful to outdoorsmen and campers. Survival knives are …

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SK-5 Steel Guide

any famous movies depict swashbuckling heroes engaged in the finest exhibition of sword fighting as steel blades glisten in the evening sun. They take on a formidable enemy armed with just their sword.  What these men all had in common was knowing what makes a good blade, how to use the finest steel, and be effective with their weapon. Most of …