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  • Philippine Bolo Knife
    October 11, 2022

    Philippine Bolo Knife

    Bolo (Tagalog: iták, Ilocano: bunéng, Pangasinan: baráng, Cebuano: súndang, Hiligaynon: binangon) - ф Philippine traditional knife used both as a weapon and as a household tool. It is also widespread in other Southeast Asian countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei. Nowadays it is...

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  • How to tell if your knife is sharp?
    September 20, 2022

    How to tell if your knife is sharp?

    Before anyone who owns or wants to buy a knife asks the question "How to tell if my knife is sharp?", they should find out what the sharpness of their knife actually is and what it depends on. Then they...

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  • Optical Monitoring During Sharpening
    September 1, 2022

    Optical Monitoring During Sharpening

      Optical monitoring plays an important role in sharpening operations. Even during the stage of learning to sharpen, when the sharpener has not yet became skilled, he already needs to have a clear idea of what a burr is, what...

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  • Knife Sharpening Techniques: The Basics
    August 15, 2022

    Knife Sharpening Techniques: The Basics

    The sharpening of cutting tools, from crude stone spearheads to fancy knives and swords, has been practiced and perfected by humans for thousands of years. It’s only in recent human history that sharpening techniques, abrasives, materials, and equipment have radically...

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  • Resque Folding Knife
    July 15, 2022

    Resque Folding Knife

      Folding rescue knives appeared several decades ago, primarily with the development in the knife industry of the so-called "survival" theme. Although they were positioned by the manufacturers as a tool for professionals, the main buyers were supposed to be...

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  • Abrasive Hygiene. How To Keep Your Abrasives Healthy
    July 5, 2022

    Abrasive Hygiene. How To Keep Your Abrasives Healthy

    Well-timed and proper maintenance of abrasive stones, keeping the sharpener and the sharpener's workplace clean are the most important factors in a quality sharpening job. An abrasive covered with sludge residue is much less productive, and a diamond that has...

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  • Sharpening History: Nagura Stone
    June 29, 2022

    Sharpening History: Nagura Stone

    The nagura sharpening stone is probably the most widely known natural japanese abrasive stone in the world. It has gained its popularity due to its main property of being able to put a great suspension on many natural stones and help them...

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  • Speedsafe — Assisted Opening System
    June 3, 2022

    Speedsafe — Assisted Opening System

      Throughout the twentieth century, the improvement of folding knives evolved towards the fastest possible extraction of the blade from the handle. The increased speed of life and the desire of consumers to do everything in one movement, forced manufacturers...

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  • Chinqueda — The Classic Medieval Dagger
    May 19, 2022

    Chinqueda — The Classic Medieval Dagger

    One of the most original knives of medieval Europe was the Italian double-edged cinqueda (from Italian Cinquedea meaning five fingers). The period of its popularity was quite brief and lasted no more than a century, but it left its mark...

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  • Barlow Knife — Living History
    May 12, 2022

    Barlow Knife — Living History

      One of the most popular folding knives known today is the so-called 'Barlow' knife. These are small multi-purpose knives, which originally became widespread in America and Canada in the 18th century. In fact - they became the main competitors...

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  • N690 - The Modern Standard Of A Knife Steel
    May 5, 2022

    N690 - The Modern Standard Of A Knife Steel

        Among the modern non-powder steels, the martensitic, cobalt-alloyed N690 steel from the Austrian-Swedish company Böhler-Uddeholm AG is currently the most popular. And in the past few years, it has almost superseded its ancestor - classic American 440C steel,...

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