We hope you enjoy our knife related checklists, How-To's, Knowledge and History articles. Listed below are our most popular articles.
• Collectible Knives For Beginners
Collecting knives is a rewarding hobby that pays off in satisfaction, pride, and an investment that will grow in value over the years.
• How To Buy Outdoor Knives and Tools
As with all things, hunting demands you use the right tool for the right job. Here's help shopping for your gadgets.
• How To Sharpen a Blade
Knife sharpening explained with helpful tips & illustrations. Covering common mistakes, stones, oils and more.
• Knife Care & Maintenance Tips
Ensure that your knife delivers flawless performance and that its factory condition and beauty are maintained.
• Kitchen Knife Care Tips
Prolong the life of your kitchen cutlery and ensure the final food product is at its best in texture and flavor.
• Plain vs. Serrated Blades
Clear up the confusion as to when a serrated edge is advantageous versus when a plain edge is more appropriate to use.
• How To Clean a Fish
There are a few steps between the lake and your plate. A five step instructional article from preparation to filleting.
• How To Dress a Deer
From the first cut to freezing. An illustrated guide to field dressing a deer. Includes helpful processing tips.
• Survival by Knife
Four ways to use your simple blade to stay alive in the wild. From creating cord to starting a fire and more.
Skills & Knowledge
• Blade Shapes
A handy reference to some of the most common blade shapes with an indication of their intended purpose.
• Electric Knife Sharpeners
Learn about the most popular electric sharpeners and the convenience and affordable models for home and work.
• Exotic Wood Handle Types
Accurate color and detailed pictures of 18 species of exotic wood. Helpful tid-bits like characteristics, background and origin.
• Fillet Knives
For the kitchen and outdoors. Fillet fish and steaks, or bone chicken, beef, and pork. Fillet knives make the job much easier.
• Knife Terms, Helpful Glossary of
What's a choil and what does it do? Find meaning behind all the terms used in the knife industry here.
• Knife Laws
Covers federal and all U.S. states. Provides additional links and helpful resources. Don't assume it's legal in your area, find out here.
• Knife Safety
Remember "You shouldn't run with scissors"? Well, there's more to it. 16 important points and tips to consider before handling a knife.
• Steel, All About
A helpful chart of different steel material and a breakdown of alloys included.
Get answers to questions like: What is Damascus, where did it originate, what is the process of creating it.
Hardness Scale (Mohs)
Both old and new scales are listed.
Production and Properties
A brief overview of steel treatment and properties.
- Steel and Alloys
Find out why manufacturers use the steel they use. Covers all the widely used steel and alloys in the industry today.
• Tactical Knives, A Look At
What makes a tactical knife tactical? Learn the important differences and why they are different from a pocket or folding knife.
• Venison Recipes
From steak, roast and jerky to sausage, back strap and crock pot. Get 30 venison recipes here.
• Butterfly Knives History
Learn where the term Balisong originates from and dispel common myths and rumors about this popular knife.
• Jim Bowie, The Legend of
A slave trader, gambler, land speculator, dreamer and and hero. A detailed bibliography of his life.
• Knife History
Man's oldest tool. Developed out of necessity and essential for survival, as well as for providing food and shelter.
• Bayonets, History of
The bayonet wasn't always a spear-like blade which attached directly into the muzzle of the soldier`s musket.
• Civil War, Edged Weapons From the
They didn't start out as collectibles or decorative items. Some surprising insight to their purpose and use.
• Knife Lore of the Anglo Saxons
The "knife-men". Better known as the English and were originally named after the knives they carried.
• Most Intimidating Blade Ever?
Bowie, tanto style, sword? No. A weapon with a long history, purpose and is still being made today.
• Scrimshaw, What is?
Learn more about the art of carving, engraving, or otherwise making pictures in ivory.
• Swiss Army Knives, About
The history, development and purpose of one of the most famous multifunction hand tool or special-purpose multi tool.