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How Good is CPM 20CV Knife Steel?

CPM 20CV Steel Introduction CPM 20CV Steel is Crucible’s answer to Bohler’s M390 stainless steel. It also helped Carpenter to create CTS-204P, which is also quite similar. These facts alone should tell you something. CPM stands for, “Crucible Particle Metallurgy” and is one of the single most coveted stainless “super steels” for knife enthusiasts in the world at this moment …

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M390 Knife Steel Overview

Bohler M390 Steel Introduction Bohler M390 stainless steel is one of the recent wave of “super steels” heralded by knife makers all over the world. It has characteristics of high hardness and excellent corrosion resistance. This means you’re going to get a very fine edge that retains it sharpness even through hard use, with little to no patina. Introduced and …

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Best Assisted Opening Knives

An assisted opening knife can be defined as a folding knife that has an internal mechanism used to finish or complete the process of opening the blade after it has been partially opened from a closed position by the user through a thumb stud or flipper attached to the blade.

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How to Throw a Knife

Knife throwing is an art, a science, and most importantly a passion. Like other skills, there will be those who possess a natural genetic skill and for others, the road will be much steeper. Having said that and given enough time to correct any errors in execution virtually anyone can stick a thrown knife regardless of their motive. Knife throwing …

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Fallkniven Pilot Survival Knife Review

The Fallkniven Pilot Survival Knife or the F1 has the honor of being Fallkniven’s very first knife. The company had taken eight years to develop this knife and its many variants (F1 Black and F1/3G). Since 1995, the Swedish Air Force has been using this knife as a survival tool. The F1 is tremendously versatile as well as handy. The …

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Buck Hood Cocobolo Hoodlum Review

Most survival knives in the market are either compact and multi-purpose or large and aggressive. The Buck Hoodlum survival knife is no shy survival knife. It is large, long, and visibly sharp. It is a 16.5-inch chopping knife meant to guide its owner through thick foliage. It even provides a great fighting chance against the wilderness. This article will review …

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Advantages of a Tanto Blade

A blade can be defined simply as the specific portion of a tool, machine, or weapon that has an edge designed to puncture and/or cut, slash, stab, slice, thrust, chop, or scrape the surface of various materials. Blades may be crafted out of a flaking stone such as flint, ceramic, metal (usually steel), or other similar hard and durable materials.

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Knife Making Equipment Guide

Making a knife requires a design, proper materials, and proper equipment. The right tools will contribute to creating a durable blade and handle. The blade is made from steel by a heating process, grinding and cooling. It can be made at home or small warehouse with heavy or homemade equipment. The machinery needed for more finely detailed knife blades are …

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4 Easy Butterfly Knife Tricks for Beginners

A Butterfly Knife is really just another name for a Balisong.  If you’re wondering exactly what a balisong it, feel free to check out our article which answers that question.  The butterfly knife is one of the stealthiest weapons out there. A popular type of concealed weapon, it’s very effective if one learns how to use it the right way. …

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S30v Steel Review

S30v steel is the latest innovation in recent years. This steel is being used to make pocket knives and the blades of steel knives in general. It also is used to make certain steel tools. Many of the steel tools made in America are made of this steel. It is arguably the strongest steel available. You will be pleased with …