Step by Step Guide for Kydex Sheath Making

A knife sheath is an important tool any knife enthusiast must have. Not only does it help you handle and transport your knife safely, but it can also help you in transporting your knife around much easier. As a bonus, when done the right way, they can be an attractive complementary piece to your prized weapon. There are different materials …

Knife Making Tools

Creating knives requires special equipment, depending on the type of knife that will be made. Typically, the tools used are grouped into different categories, depending on how they will be used.

How to Ship a Knife

Knives can be difficult to ship. The maker will usually offer a guarantee for your knife but it may still get lost in the United States Postal Service. When you ship your knife be sure that you have a way to track your knife’s path to its destination. This will prevent a loss if the mail carrier is at fault. …

10 Coolest Knives You’ve Never Seen

These cool knives will make you think twice about what you think a “knife” is. Made for very special purposes, these knives are nothing like any normal knife you’ve seen.

The World’s Smallest Knife

In November 2006, the National Institute of Standards and Technology with help from the University of Colorado, Boulder unveiled the world’s smallest knife: the nano knife made of nanocarbon. In an attempt to produce a series of nanotools such as nanotweezers, nano bearings, and nano-oscillators, they have also produced a nano knife.

How to Make a Knife Lanyard from Paracord

Learn how to make an awesome knife lanyard from paracord. Paracord is a lightweight nylon rope that was originally used in the suspension lines of parachutes.  It’s also known as 550 cord, which means it has a minimum breaking strength of 550 pounds.  It is often used by the military and campers and has even been used in space by astronauts …

What is L6 Steel?

While steel might look all the same to the untrained eye, there are a number of significant differences between the various types of steel used to make tough implements. How they are used in knives, swords and other tools will greatly impact the tool’s performance and reliability. For companies that want to create long-lasting blades that will get the job done …

Ceramic Knives vs. Steel Knives

A ceramic knife is made by pressing a tough ceramic powder called zirconium dioxide. The same is then forged or fired via solid state sintering. Next, the cutting surface is honed to a fine edge using a grinding wheel coated with diamond dust. The result is an extremely tough and sharp edge that outperforms steel in terms of sheer cutting …

Happy 237th Birthday USMC

The 10th of November 2015, will be the 240th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. On the 10th of November 1775, the Second Continental Congress raised the Marine Corps to serve under the Navy for the Revolutionary War. It was at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia where the first Marines were recruited for service.

What a Proper Knife Sharpening Technique Actually Looks Like

One of the most intimidating issues (it was for me) that keeps some from buying a good-quality (and sometimes very pricey) knife is the maintenance.  Specifically, the sharpening part.  I mean, what good is a great knife if and when it eventually dulls?  Surely you won’t be able to restore a sharp edge to the same level as when it …