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Ka-Bar USMC Review

A survival knife is an essential tool for every camper, hunter, hiker, sports enthusiast, soldier, or park or forest ranger. This tool serves many purposes whenever a person is in the wilderness. Few of those uses are woodcutting, skinning, trapping, and self-defense. When everything goes wrong and an individual is stuck in a deserted location, he will need to make …

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Your Kitchen Only Needs 5 Knives

When I was a cook in the Army, we had lots of knives in the kitchen but only a handful of types. Gizmodo recently released this article about what knives you must have in your kitchen. In short, the five knives are: Cleaver — for when you cut up meats. Chef’s Knife — the knife great for prepping veggies as …

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How to Adjust a Bayonet to fit Perfectly

One of our “guys” here at Knife Up had the opportunity to travel to Franklinville, NY to check out a true American Institution.  At least that’s how he sees it, and from what he reported, it looks like I won’t be the first to disagree with him.  The company he visited is the Ontario Knife Company.  Take a wild guess …

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1050 Steel Guide

Steel has been used in many different ways on a daily basis. It may be hard to imagine life without it. Basically, steel is made up of carbon and iron. The amount of carbon content, additional alloy elements and the level of impurities determine the properties of a steel grade. Steel is produced in various types according to the required …

Spyderco Bushcraft G-10 Review

Unfortunately, the Spyderco Bushcraft G-10 is Discontinued, but if you’d like more info (maybe you acquired a used one), please read on! The Spyderco Bushcraft G-10 is a knife specifically designed for outdoor use. The knife is of portable size and ideal for going through the bushes and for handling game. A product of Spyderco, this particular knife is currently …

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How Good is 440A Steel?

  440A steel is a steel in the 440 family which contains a variety of other metals with varying properties. The others include 440B, 440C, and the less common 440F. All the 440 steels are considered truly stainless, but 440A has the highest corrosion resistance of all because it contains the least amount of carbon.  

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How Good is N680 Steel?

Knives are made out of many different types of metal for a variety of different reasons. Böhler N680 steel is a fairly cheap type of steel but it also has some really good qualities about it. For example, this type of steel is very corrosion-resistant. The tradeoff, however, is that it does not hold an edge as well as some of …