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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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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 …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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Helle Temagami Wilderness Knife Review

  The Helle Temagami Wilderness Knife evokes images of individuality and self-reliance while living in the outdoors. A wilderness knife, also known as an outdoorsman’s knife, is a fixed-blade knife that is intended to be used for a variety of the most critical jobs in the wild such as cutting tinder for starting a fire or butchering game. It should …

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Cold Steel Recon 1 Spear Point Review

The Cold Steel Recon 1 is a folding knife with 2’’, 3’’, and 4’’ inch spear point blades. Like all other Cold Steel knives, it is made of the highest quality materials and it is manufactured using cutting-edge technology, proprietary procedures, and rigorous quality control and testing. Below is a detailed review of the Cold Steel Recon 1 and its …