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Ballerina’s Knife Dance

A remarkable video entitled “En Puntas” (“On Points”) featuring ballerina Amelie Segarra and her “knife dance” is on www.boredpanda.com—and it is worth a watch. At just over three minutes in length, the video starts with a ballerina putting on her leg wraps and then a pair of ballerina slippers with “kitchen knife” blades at...

NYC Anti-Knife Ruling Has Disastrous Implications

People falsely arrested or threatened with arrest cannot sue in a federal lawsuit against New York City and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., according to a Wednesday anti-knife ruling by a U.S. District Court Judge. If not overturned, a Knife Rights (KR) news release reported, the anti-knife ruling could have wide-ranging effects on...

Sharp Knowledge: 3 Knife Steel Basics

One of the questions knife enthusiasts ask most is What is the best steel for a knife? Before you can answer such a question, you must first know exactly what it is you need in a knife. 1) Will you use the knife to cut meat, or paper, or rope, or plastic, or a...

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Art Knife vs. Cutting Tool Debate

The art knife versus cutting tool debate of whether knives are, or should be, works of art or cutting tools has always intrigued me. There are those who are a bit “put off” by art knives because they prefer utilitarian knives made to be used and employed when needed. That is certainly understandable, and...

What To Ask/Not Ask a Knifemaker

When you buy a knife from a knifemaker, it’s your money and you have the right to ask him or her any question—within reason—about the knife. However, there are certain questions we recommend you ask and others we recommend you don’t ask. For instance: •Don’t ask how long it took to make the knife....

Guild Show: Granddaddy Custom Knife Event

The Knifemakers’ Guild Show will hold its 44th annual rendition—the granddaddy of all custom knife shows—this weekend at the Seelbach Hilton Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. Knifemakers, knifemaking suppliers, purveyors and more from all over the world will convene in Derby Town, where some of the best custom knives will be shown and sold. The...

Do’s & Don’ts of Knives

The do’s and don’ts of knives are many. Knowing them will make your knife experience much more rewarding and satisfying. Here are but a few: DO use a sharpener to touch up the edge of your knife after each use or at the end of each day of use. DON’T use your knife as...