All About Gravity Knives

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Gravity knives have been around for more than 50 years, yet they continue to attract attention and controversy, even in recent years, due to questions surrounding their legality. They were invented during World War II in Germany and spread to the United States and the United Kingdom during that time. What are gravity knives? How … Read more

Parts of a Knife: Knife Anatomy Explained

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Knowing the parts of a knife is essential for maintaining the knives you have and choosing a new knife to suit your needs. This helps you to examine any knife you are considering and know whether it will be right for your home. Most knives can be divided into two sections, the blade and the … Read more

How to Sharpen a Knife

how to sharpen knife

There are many different kinds of knives and blades on the market. Some help you chop vegetables quickly, some are for producing thinly sliced meats, and others are for self-defense, everyday tasks, shaving, and even ceremonial purposes. You likely have at least one kitchen or pocket knife in your home. An important part of owning … Read more

Damascus Steel vs Carbon Steel

carbon steel versus damascus steel

When choosing a new knife, there are a lot of factors to take into consideration. These include the size and shape of the knife, the materials used to form the scales of the handle, and how the knife is fitted together. One aspect that should never be overlooked is the blade material. This could influence … Read more

How to Clean a Knife – Basic Knife Maintenance

how to clean a knife

When you purchase a new knife, whether it’s a pocket knife, kitchen knife, or even a decorative sword, you put a lot of time and energy into finding the perfect one. You make a list of your needs, do your research, shop around, and finally land on “the one”. But if you don’t maintain the … Read more

Types of Knife Handles: Pros and Cons of Each Knife Handle Material

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Even the simplest-looking knife has a lot of parts that affect its performance and maintenance, including the handle. Before you buy a knife, you should know the specifics of the handle materials and how to maintain it. There are many, many different types of handles available, but they mostly fall into three categories: metal, synthetic, … Read more

Can You Put Knives in the Dishwasher?

Can You Put Knives in the Dishwasher? 1

Whether you use your knives in the kitchen or for other tasks, such as hunting and prying things open, they are there to do a specific job. Like any piece of equipment, knives need to be cared for and maintained so that they will last. Knife maintenance includes sharpening, honing, and proper storage. It also … Read more

How to Pick the Right Chef Knife For You

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Choosing a chef knife sometimes feels like buying a car. All cars get you from A to B, yet there are still so many different models and price ranges that it becomes very difficult to pick the right one for you. Buying a chef knife is a very similar experience. They all practically do the … Read more

How to Close a Pocket Knife Safely

How to close a knife safely

A pocket knife can add a lot of functionality to your everyday life. But if you don’t take care of it, it won’t last long and you’ll find yourself looking for a new one. Part of caring for your new knife is knowing how to operate it, including how to properly close the knife when … Read more