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Gerber LMF II Survival Knife Review

The Gerber LMF II Survival Knife is one of the most popular knives produced by Portland-based knife manufacturer Gerber. Survival knives are essential tools for outdoorsmen or anyone who spends a lot of time in the wilderness, as they enable them to be prepared to respond to a wide variety of emergency situations. The best survival knives can be used …

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Cru-Wear Steel : What is it?

 Introduction In the world of knife steel, there is a multitude of opinions on just about every aspect of each metal. Some claim one is easier to sharpen in the field, another says one keeps an edge better, while another swears by the toughness. For everyone to agree on one certain steel is very rare, even more so when talking …

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Cold Steel True Flight Thrower Review

hrowing knives are cool, right? Specifically weighted and designed to be accurately and effectively thrown, they are a distinct and separate category from regular knives.  Knife throwing is a great activity that develops hand/eye coordination and accuracy.   And let’s just admit it, as a kid you likely thought about throwing a knife at a target or a tree. Thanks to …

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9 of the Craziest Knives You Never Knew Existed

ell, that’s a bit of a sensational title, so maybe I’ll clarify it a bit!  They’re more like weird, scary and mysterious cutting implements that you don’t hear too much about!  That’s a bit more like it.  Here at Knife Up, we’re always looking for a unique twist on knives and related tools that give us the fodder for a …

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The Best Brands of Folding Knives

  Probably more than any other industry where product brands compete against each other, I believe the knife industry has the highest number of really high-end brands that offer stellar quality.  There are literally hundreds of brands and you can see just a partial list to give you an idea HERE.  You know if a company is sold by a …

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ESEE 4P Review

Only a few other companies in the world can create such high-quality knives like the ones that ESEE has, and among the models that they currently have, the ESEE 4P seems to stand apart from the rest. If you are looking for a reliable knife that you can take with you on your camping or hiking trips, the ESEE 4P …

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ESEE 6P Survival Knife Review

The ESEE 6P is a person’s best friend when that person is out on a camping trip or has gone fishing. This knife would cleanly cut one’s freshly-caught fish on a fishing trip and this knife would cut through the bone (with precision) of any game the person on a hunting trip would have caught. In general, the ESEE 6P is …

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Spetsnaz Knives from Russia

A real Spetsnaz knife is not a ballistic knife. A ballistic knife is a knife whose blade is propelled from the handle by a spring, gas, explosion, or some other mechanism. Spetsnaz knives are issued to the Russian special forces for field and garrison use. Like many other Russian and Soviet-era weapons, these knives are very interesting to Western knife collectors. …

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The Largest Knife in the World

Did you know that the largest knife in the world is smaller than the largest spoon in the world? Who would’ve ever known? There are three world records for large knives: the largest utility knife,  the largest pocket knife (it doesn’t fit in your pocket just as a little FYI) and the largest Bowie knife.

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How Good is CPM S90V Knife Steel?

Introduction Crucible Industries CPM S90V is tough stuff. This steel is well known for for its wear-resistance.  According to Crucible, S90V is used in plastic feedscrews, valve components, nozzles, slitters, cutters, gear pumps, pelletizing equipment, bearings, and other hard use parts. In the knifemaking world, S90V is legendary for its near perfect edge-retention. It is close to impossible to dull …