Blade Geometry

  Welcome to the Best camping knife Blade Geometry section of the website. Here I’ll be discussing all the various types of blade geometries and shapes that are found in most knives availab...

Blade Steel Guide

Blade Steel Guide Metal   Properties Carbon (C)   – Increases edge retention and raises tensile strength – Increases hardness and improves resistance to wear and abrasion       Chromium (C...

Properties of Blade Materials

ABC’s of Steel Selection for Cutlery It should first be understood that a large difference exists between machine tools and hand tools. Steels that work marvelously for cutting aluminum or steel...

Anatomy of a Knife: What is the Blade Material?

Nearly every knife blade is made of some variation of steel and they’re nearly all stainless steel. However, there are some differences in the quality of steel used for knife blades.

A Study of Fixed Blade Knives

A blade for every trade Fixed blade knives have been around since roughly the time that people or our ancestors realized that a sharp stone was a helpful tool for cutting flesh or carving wood. Needle...

How to make a slip joint pocket knife ?

This tutorial will show you how I make a slip joint pocketknife step by step. I don’t have any special equipment such as milling machines or surface grinders, so the knife in this tutorial should be a...

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Knife Tips

Setting a jewel in a knife

Since the question has come up of how I put my signature ruby in the ricasso of my blades, I will try to address it here. I use what is called “presets.&#...

10 Unknown Facts about Knives You Had No Idea Of

Not all knives have to be Sharpened While there are some claims that not all knives require sharpening, however, the reality of the fact is that over the time w...

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A Little About Knives

The tools we recognize as knives (not swords or blades or other specialized blades) fall into two general categories: fixed blades (straight knives) and folders...

Collecting Custom Knives

There it is in a nutshell, but seriously folks, I said I would attempt to do this tutorial, but even I don’t understand what it means. Knife Collecting, I...

Building an Interframe Folder

As a break from building liner-locks and because I bought some nice gear at this Blade Show in Atlanta, I’ve decided to build an interframe. Also as a res...

Knife Customization Method

Why go to the trouble of making a knife when so many different styles are readily available on shop shelves? Ah well, there are all sorts of reasons. Mainly tho...

Experimental Techniques – Measurement Consistency an Introduction

  The need for comparative performance comparisons When any aspect of the performance of a knife is determined, for this number to be described there has t...

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