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Bicyclist Knife Sharpener

He is practicing a Spanish tradition that is slowly disappearing. Antonio is an afilador, which translates into English as a knife sharpener. He thinks he is one of only five left in the whole of Madrid.

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Multi Tool Knives?

I'm curious if BladeMag.com readers and BLADE® Magazine subscribers have ever seen knives quite like young custom knifemaker Logan Pearce's fixed blades fashioned from actual hand tools?

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Forging A Future For Orphans

A recent mission trip to Uganda demonstrated not only the skill of a knifemaker, but also his ability to forge a future for orphans and at-risk youth from the village of Bamba.