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N690 Steel Properties

The N690 Cobalt Stainless Steel is made in Austria by a company known for making steel that can be made into sharp knives and surgical instruments. This steel is very similar to 440C steel, and it has 1.07% carbon content. N440C steel has a carbon content ranging from .95 – 1.07 percent. The N690 is a high-end stainless steel with …

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How Good is 1095 Steel?

Steel comes in a variety of forms. This is because steel needs to serve a variety of functions. It is alloyed with many different kinds of metals for a myriad of different purposes. The different types of metals used in the creation of steel gives it different properties, which is why there are different kinds of steel available. Common to …

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D2 vs. CPM S30V Steel: Which is Better for Knives?

Both D2 and CPM S30V steel are good choices for knife blades. Each offers some level of corrosion resistance because of high levels of Chromium used in the making of both. If you are debating between one or the other, you choice will probably depend on cost constraints.

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Best American-Made Knives

In this day and age, there are not too many knife brands manufactured in America. Good thing there is Cold Steel, a company that prides itself in the manufacture of high-quality knife products for decades now.

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The Best Survival Hatchet

What is a survival hatchet? A hatchet is a type of Axe that has a head that weighs anywhere from 1 to 3 pounds and is small enough to be wielded with one hand. On one end, a hatchet has a sharp blade that runs about 3-5 inches. On the other end, a hatchet has a flat area that you …

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Ontario RTAK II Review

The Ontario RTAK II by the Ontario Knife Company is a superior fixed blade survival knife that is designed to be durable enough to withstand the wear and tear of constant use. Survival knives are generally longer than other types of knives since they are designed for heavier jobs such as cutting and shaping poles for makeshift shelters or cutting …

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Tom Brown Tracker 2 Review

Lots of Tom Brown Tracker 2 review articles are currently out on the internet, providing users with a good way to evaluate this particular blade. The model comes from TOPS Knives, a known manufacturer of different cutlery. This article will discuss TOPS Knives, features of the Brown Tracker 2, and user ratings.

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SOG Field Pup II Review

PLEASE note the Field Pup II is discontinued, and while it was a good knife, we no longer have access to it other than 2nd hand.  However, the good news is that we do recommend another very sharp-looking (play on words there folks!!) SOG knife that more than takes its place.  Check out our review of that one – JUST …

CRKT M21 Aluminum Folder Review

The CRKT M21 Aluminum Folder was designed as a variation to the highly popular Kit Carson Big Dog Deep Bellied. The design looks more simplistic, but it is nevertheless purpose-driven and custom-made. This CRKT M21 aluminum folder review will discuss the several aspects of this knife.