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Single Blade or Multi-Blade Pocket Knives?

One of the first choices you will have to make is how many blades you want on your new pocket knife.  For many people, one blade is all they need.  While others prefer to have a several options to choose from.  And if you ask anyone who has a pocket knife you’ll get a wide range of opinions on which one is better.  Single-blade or multi-blade pocket knives, we’ll take a look at the options a littl...

Types of steel used for knife blades

Knife Steel 17-7 PH – Is an Alloy made of Chromium, Aluminum, and Stainless Steel. It has great Corrosion resistance but is harder to Sharpen due to the high Chromium content. It holds great Edge retention and does very well around water. High Corrosion resistance typically means it has a high Chromium content.

Choosing The Best Pocket Knife

You have wanted a pocket knife, also known as a folding knife, for a long time. You have let this idea be known each time a gifting event has come about whether Christmas, your birthday or some other special occasion. But, every gift opened did not contain a pocket knife. Your desire remains to own one so it’s time to do some shopping for yourself.  But how would someone find the best pocket knife...

Choosing the knife which is right for you

Choosing the right camping & hunting knife can be a difficult challenge. If you choose wrong, you end up with a paperweight that is more likely to be in your ” drawer” than on your hip when you really need it. First ask yourself a few questions: What type of camping or hunting do you do? Do you go after big game or small? Do you trophy hunt or are you a meat hunter? What is the largest animal ...

What makes the best tactical folding knife?

Tactical knives are designed primarily for those in law enforcement; police officers, soldiers and security guards. As result, they aren’t your regular old pocket knives. When designing these specialized knives, manufacturers have to take into consideration how the knife is going to be used. In most situations, knife makers will reach out to organizations or government departments to get a basic u...

A Tale of Two Commanders… why carry an auto?

In a market where everyone is making some sort of “tactical knife”, Ernest Emerson has been at the front of the pack for over 10 years. The introduction of the Emerson Commander last year represented a significant step forward in the practical carry of a self defense knife, and significantly changed what I use for my daily carry knives. I received my Emerson Commander at the end of January 1999, a...

Sharpening Hunting Knives

Being ready is the keystone to any profitable searching journey. That means having the suitable gear prepared if you want it. It additionally means having that gear in working order for the duties at hand. You can personal the costliest searching knife available on the market but when it isn’t correctly sharpened, it is going to be ineffective. Knife sharpening is likely one of the mostly ignored ...

Slip Joint Knives

Another major consideration you must make when searching for the right pocket knife is what type of knife you are interested in.  Most pocket knives are what are known as slip joint knives.  A slip joint knife has a flat bar or a left-type backspring that puts tension on the blade, holding it in place.  The knife can then be closed when a certain amount of pressure is applied to the knife.  Most o...

Types Of Steel Used In Pocket Knives

We’ve already talked about how to decide between Single-Blade or Multi-Blade pocket knives and different types of knives available, like the Slip Joint Pocket knife.  Now that you’ve narrowed down what type of knife you want, you should be aware that there are many different types of steel available.  The most common material used in creating knife blades is iron and carbon, which is then enhanced...

KA-BAR Knives: An American Classic

Ka-Bar Knives are manufactured by KA-BAR Knives, Inc., which is a Cutco Corporation subsidiary company. They are best known for making high end military, sporting, outdoor survival, hunting, and all-purpose utility knives.