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 …

Maine Knife Laws

The knife laws in Maine are very vague. Because of that, the average person will have a hard time determining if a certain type of knife is legal or illegal. This article will give you a clear idea of what the law means. It includes excerpts from the law as well as explanations of the law with case precedence.

What is VG-10 Steel?

VG10 steel is a designation used for a very particular type of stainless steel often used in knife blades. The G stands for “gold”, which refers to the “gold standard” that this level of stainless steel is considered to have met. This steel is produced in Japan, and it is the Japanese cutlery market that has traditionally made the most …

What O1 Steel Is And How To Work With It

O1 tool steel is a cold work steel and is one of the most forgiving for making knife blades. It’s known as a low alloy steel due to the fact that it contains eight additives.  The largest additive is Manganese at just 1.2%. The other minerals added are Carbon at 0.95%, Silicon at 0.4%, Chromium at 0.5%, Tungsten at 0.5%, Vanadium …

Kansas Knife Laws

Kansas knife law is practically non-existent. This article will discuss the current Kansas knife law, what it means in simple everyday terms, case precedence, and explanation of legal terms.

Iowa Knife Laws

Iowa has very, very relaxed policies on owning and carrying knives. However, the state made it very confusing with big legal words. This article will translate Iowa Knife Laws from legal speak into English.

Hawaii Knife Law

Knife laws in Hawaii can be a little tricky. This guide will teach you the knife law in an easy to understand manner. It will present excerpts of the law as well as case precedence.

Connecticut Knife Law

Knife laws in Connecticut can be a little bit tricky. This article will clear everything up for you. It presents Connecticut knife law in simple English as well as quotes from the actual code.

Custom Machete Knives and Sheaths Guide

Let’s be honest, when you buy a mass produced machete, it will not meet all your needs if you are an expert user. There is just something awkward about a mass produced machete that doesn’t fit your liking. This article will talk about how you can customize cheap $20 machetes and turn them into amazing cutting tools that are worth …

Lindsey Stone Facebook Photo

On the 21st of November, 2012, the US media exploded about Lindsey Stone (It’s Lindsey Stone and not Lindsay Stone) and her Facebook photo. The photo pictured her flicking off and yelling at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Lots of sites feature angry articles and comments about her even though Lindsey Stone did make an apology for her actions. The hurt …