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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 And in the past few years, it has almost superseded its ancestor - classic American 440C steel,...

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  • How To Remove The Burr
    April 26, 2022

    How To Remove The Burr

    One of the main problems that can be encountered when sharpening knives is the removal of a stubborn burr. A burr forms during each sharpening process as a natural result of the metal being removed by an abrasive process, through...

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  • Bulino Engraving On Modern Knives
    April 14, 2022

    Bulino Engraving On Modern Knives

        The tradition of decorating knives with engraving appeared in the distant past. During the Middle Ages, almost all types of personal arms of the European elite were decorated with drawings on metal to demonstrate the high status of...

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  • Titanium — Premium Material For Knife Handles
    April 8, 2022

    Titanium — Premium Material For Knife Handles

    The handles of expensive knives from mass manufacturers, as well as custom craftsmen, are often made of titanium alloy. This lightweight and at the same time durable material allows you to create a variety of folding knives, including those with...

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  • Sgian Dubh Knife: History and Modernity
    April 4, 2022

    Sgian Dubh Knife: History and Modernity

    One of the main symbols of Scottish culture, apart from the men's skirt (kilt) and the traditional bagpipe, is the interesting national knife known around the world as the sgian dubh. It has an original, memorable appearance and is often...

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  • About Knife Steels: PGK Steel
    March 28, 2022

    About Knife Steels: PGK Steel

      PGK steel is one of the new rolling mono steels that has proven itself to be excellent in the production of knives. The steel has a very interesting composition, almost ideal for blades designed for hard work, tourism, survival...

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  • Mokume-gane: Wood Grain Metal For Knives
    March 18, 2022

    Mokume-gane: Wood Grain Metal For Knives

    Mokume-gane (Jap 木目金/杢目金, metal textured like wood) is a Japanese technique for making decorative damask from various soft metals. It was originally used for decorating expensive samurai swords. The name of this technique is commonly translated as "metal similar to...

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  • Frame-Lock: History and Features
    March 11, 2022

    Frame-Lock: History and Features

    One of the most popular modern knife locks is the framelock, an improved version of the classic "line lock". It is highly durable, easy to open with one hand, and can also be made of a variety of materials. Frame-lock...

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  • Kukri Knife - History and Modernity
    March 1, 2022

    Kukri Knife - History and Modernity

      The Kukri knife is the most famous ethnic knife of Asia. Its unusual appearance with a memorable curve of the blade has become the national symbol of the Gurkhas, an ancient people inhabiting the Himalayas. The historical roots of...

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