Survival Knives

One of the first survival knives of the modern era was the pilot’s survival knife, a production military model with a hollow handle that contained items such as fishing line, matches, etc., capped with a screw-on pommel. Today, survival knives run the gamut from the sawback/hollow-handle version to any knife you have with you in a survival situation.

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Paddy Smyth of Smyth Knives feels at peace when working in his knifemaking workshop.

Irishman uses fossilized bog oak for knife handles

Irishman Paddy Smyth of Smyth Knives in County Roscommon, Ireland, sells 90 percent of his knives through his website to customers in the USA. The other 10 percent are purchased through The Quiet Cailin Studios in Cong, County Mayo, where “The Quiet Man,” starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, was filmed. Some even incorporate...

Whiskey Knives are tested and occasionally destroyed to ensure quality.

Bent, Shot Whiskey Knives Keep Chopping

The June issue of BLADE® magazine features a story about wilderness survivalist Creek Stewart and his line of Whiskey Knives, made by Hank Gevedon and crew at Reptile Toolworks in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky. Whiskey Knives are carefully tested, but Hank likes to destroy a few from time to time to spot-check their quality. He starts...

You can buy the paperback version of "Rugosa" for $14.95 and the Kindle edition for $3.99 through Amazon.

Survivalist Creek throws his knife into romance writing

Valentine’s Day saw the release of survivalist and Whiskey Knives co-collaborator Creek Stewart’s young-adult romance novel, “Rugosa.” What knife enthusiasts will appreciate about this adventure is that by page 4 a machete crafted from a lawn-mower blade has made an appearance, and many others follow. In the dystopian world of post-globalization America, 17-year-old Omaha...

All Whiskey Knives come with multiple sheaths that configure to however you like to carry, or you can upgrade to what you see here.

Survivalist Creek’s Life Led Naturally to Whiskey Knives

When Matthew Stewart was 5, his grandfather gave him a nickname that would chart the course of his life. “I was always playing in the creek,” said Creek Stewart, survival instructor, author and star of The Weather Channel’s now-cancelled “Fat Guys In The Woods.” No matter the time or weather, the boy was at...

Well, Modern Rambo, Which Knife?

Among other things, the movie First Blood starring Sylvester Stallone as Rambo, revolutionized the knife industry through the sudden vast popularity of the Rambo knife. Though the movie was more action flick than true survival doc, the premise was solid when you think about it—a Spec Ops soldier returns from war, highly trained, but suffering from...