Knife Sharpening

Knife sharpening refers to the practice of removing material from the bevels of a blade to sharpen the edge. There are any number of ways to sharpen a knife, from simply abrading it on a rock to stropping it on leather and others. There are also any number of types of sharpeners designed to do the job, including but not limited to standard bench stones, angle-guides, pull-through models, crossed ceramic sticks, electric models, belt grinders and more. A variety of abrasives are used in the process, including diamond-coated ones, the aforementioned ceramics, stones, sharpening steels, etc., all in a variety of grits from coarse to fine.

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...

New BLADE® Salutes Military On 9/11

Military heroes past and present and their favorite knives are the focus of the new BLADE® (www.blademag.com) on the 12th anniversary of 9/11—on many newsstands NOW! Featuring a Bob Dozier Freedom Fighter on the cover that stopped a bullet and likely saved U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Josh Clysdale’s life, the latest issue of BLADE...

Hot Knives at Denver Custom Knife Show!

The 21st Annual Denver Custom Knife Show will feature some of the world’s finest custom knives, knifemakers, custom knife purveyors and knifemaking supply companies this Friday through Sunday, Aug. 16-18, at the Crowne Plaza-DIA in Denver, Colorado.  Bring in the flyer from page 25 of the October BLADE® (www.blademag.com) or page 11 of the...

Knifemaking Book a True Wonder

Learning how to make knives from someone who has done it for over 60 years and written about it professionally for about 30 years is exactly what you get with Wayne Goddard’s The Wonder of Knifemaking.   Inducted into the BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall Of Fame© during the 2013 BLADE Show & Living Ready...