Step by Step Guide for Leather Sheath Making

The knife is one of the most versatile tools in the world. Used for everything ranging from everyday tasks to survival purposes, these tools can be found in all shapes and sizes all over the world. One of the most inseparable companions of a trusty knife is a good-quality knife sheath. Not only does it allow safe transportation of the …

How to Make a Homemade Anvil

Learning how to make a homemade anvil is fairly easy if all the necessary equipment are already on hand. An anvil is a common tool used by forgers and still commonly used today for home applications. Made from steel, the hard surface offers ample space for an object to be struck. Anvils are so useful because their inertia contribute to …

The Unique Types of Throwing Knives

There are many different kinds of throwing knives. They each have their own unique desired uses. They can be used for battle, play, or pinging. However, some are used for display because of their ornate nature. Throwing knives have been stood the test of time. They have intrigued their owners for centuries. There have been circus attractions involving throwing knives …

Sk-5 High Carbon Steel Blades

There are many forms of steel that knives and tools are made with. The sk-5 high carbon steel blade is of the highest quality for making blades. It is the Japanese equivalent to American 1080. It is hard steel that makes it create high quality blades and tools. Sk5 high carbon steel gives a knife the ability to cut through …

Sandvik 14c28n Steel Review

The Sandvik 14c28n steel is ideal for the manufacturing of knife blades This Steel grade allows for the highest attainable hardness without the compromising of micro-structure integrity. This steel is often used in high-end knives by top-shelf manufacturers. It is also a good choice for custom knife makers.

How to Remove Rust from Knives

Knives, silverware, pots, and pans can all rust if they are made of steel. Don’t worry, the rust is not dangerous and you can still safely use the knife. The only issue with rusted knives is that it is unsightly and can add impurities to your food preparation. Also, if rust is not treated, it can end up making a knife …

What is ATS34 Steel?

Looking for a high-quality stainless steel for blade-making? ATS 34 may be the end of your quest. An imported Hitachi steel, ATS 34 is a chrome molybdenum alloy that has very small grain size and excellent edge retention.

What is 420J2 Steel?

The 420j2 stainless steel is a popular choice for knife manufacturers. 420j2 stainless steel contains medium quality carbon content. It has good corrosion resistance in salt-free atmospheres and in most industrial environments. It is resistant to many chemicals and household cleaners; and, it is also a more durable steel compared to the 440 grades.

What is Victorinox Steel?

Victorinox steel is produced through the knife manufacturer of the same name. The company is best known for manufacturing Swiss Army Knives, however, they do also make other multi-tools, folding knives, kitchen knives and even bayonets and wrist watches. The steels used in each of these products vary but often share similar properties. The standard steel used is 1.4110 though …

1055 Carbon Steel Guide

1055 is a very popular choice for carbon-based steels. Its durability and toughness provide a suitable solution for any heavy-handed enthusiast. The percentage of composition between Carbon and Manganese as the only other component within 1055 gives the steel adequate shock and low wear resistance. Its carbon content ranges between 0.50 to 0.56%. The strength and edge retention of this …