Forcing a Knife Patina

Forcing a Knife Patina

A high carbon blade can rust if you don’t take care of it.  The best way to help protect it, in my opinion, is to force a patina.  I’m going to show you how to do it and you won’t need to look any further than your pantry or fridge.  The finish will depend on […]

Time to Play With Kydex

By now most of us know what Kydex is.  It has great attributes for the barer of the knife to be sure but it also allows knife makers to spend more time making knives and less time stitching leather.  However, I’ve found that there are some learning curves to figure out.  I won’t go into all […]

Knife Making Tips

If you haven’t tried to make a knife yet, I would like to strongly encourage you to do so.  It’s an awesome weekend project, or if you’re into fine details, you can take as much time as you like.  I happen to have a knife blank from a file that I never finished in the […]

On the List – Fixed Blades

I’ve already expressed my love for fixed blades, but you don’t have to spend enormous amounts of cash on a hand made knife to find quality.  These production knives are on my list of “to gets,” and they’re worth more than their weight in pesos.  Check it… Esee Izula – This knife is just about […]

Knife Carry Options for Newbies

Knives have paid an important role in society throughout the centuries.  They’re not just weapons.  A knife to a young boy can signify a right of passage into young adulthood.  In a third world country, knives are a basic necessity.  With the advent of new technology and free time, we have a vast selection of specialized […]

Why Smart People Carry a Knife

I can’t count how many times I have cringed watching someone try to cut open a box with a blunt pair of scissors, or a pen, or a ridiculous kitchen knife.  Usually, that same person who nearly stabs themselves over and over again with the aforementioned objects, STILL has the gall to tell me they […]