Knife Sharpening

Spyderco ProFile

Hunter’s Edge: 3 EZ-Carry Field Hones

    Keeping your hunting knife sharp at all times is a must in the field. One of the best ways to do it is to touch the edge up after each time you use it—and the easiest way to do that is with a portable field sharpener. The Spyderco ProFile Fine/Medium Sharpener (pictured at...

Hunter’s Edge: 2 Sharpeners and Sharpening eBook

    Keep your hunting knife sharp and ready to perform in the field with two great sharpeners and a sharpening eBook from ShopBlade.     One of the more unusual and ingenious sharpeners is the Spyderco Duckfoot diamond sharpening system. Sporting various shapes for sharpening different edges, the Duckfoot includes:     •A 1”x 5” flat...

Knives Of Summer: Keep Those Puppies Sharp!

When you use one of our “Knives Of Summer,” you will need to sharpen that puppy. In fact, a little edge maintenance after each use—when feasible—is the best way to keep your knife sharp for the next time you need it.     GATCO’s Natural Arkansas Sharpening Kit is a great way to keep your...

Hones for the Sharpening Challenged

The CCKS 2-Step Knife Sharpener from Smith’s offers coarse tungsten carbide rods on top and extra-fine (1,000 grit) ceramic rods on bottom—both at pre-set angles for easy pull-through use—for sharpening and edge touch-ups/refinement, respectively. MSRP: $3.99. (Smith’s photo) If sharpening stumps you, try one or more of these simple yet effective sharpeners By Dave...

Check Out This Neat Download On Sharpening & Caring For Knives

The new Sharpen A Knife & Care For A Collection download is live in ShopBlade.   It’s a beautiful download, with incredible information from expert sources, an easy read and nice addition to the digital reference library. Here’s the link to the product in the store: http://www.shopblade.com/product/sharpen-a-knife-care-for-collection-download/   The price is $6.99 – for...

DMT Wins Global Trade Award

The Associated Industries of Massachusetts International Business Council (AIM-IBC) announced recipients of its 17th annual Global Trade Awards yesterday, and among the honorees is Diamond Machining Technology (DMT) of Marlborough, Massachusetts.     The awards recognize Massachusetts firms, institutions and public agencies of all sizes that have demonstrated excellence in international trade. “In addition to...

Schools of Sharper Learning

You can forge, grind, heat treat and finish a kukri at Dave Lisch’s Studio 4 Forging Facility in Seattle, Washington. (photo courtesy of Dave Lisch) Talk to anyone in the know in the factory knife industry and he or she will tell you most of the hottest knife styles, materials, mechanisms and more seen...