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What Tools are on a Swiss Army Knife?

Swiss Army Knives are widely considered one of the most essential tools for outdoor survivalism — or almost any outdoor activity. These all-in-one toolkits have been produced since the 19th century and are still issued to every member of the Swiss military. In this article, we’ll explore all the tools you can generally find on …

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30 Different Types of Kitchen Knives – Do You Know Them All?

Quicklist: Types of Kitchen Knives Boning Knife Bread Knife Butter Knife Carving Knife Cheese Knife Chef’s Knife Clam Knife Cleaver Deli Knife Dessert Knife Devein Knife Diner Knife Fillet Knife Frozen Food Knife Granton Edge Knife Grapefruit Knife Jamonero Knife Oyster Knife Paring Knife Peeling Knife Santoku Knife Steak Knife Tomato Slicing Knife Dao Bao …

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6 Different Types of Utility Knives

This tool comes with many names. Canadians and Portuguese people refer to them as X-Acto knives. The English, Australian’s, and Kiwi refer to them as the Stanley knife. And pretty much everywhere else we know them as a utility knife or a set of box cutters. Their original purpose was genuinely for utility, but nowadays …

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What Exactly is a Trapper Knife?

In the early decades of the 20th century, cutlery manufacturers were staffed by cutlers experienced in the European knife making style — oftentimes from Germany and England. These people came equipped with the knowledge and adapted to the needs of customers at the time. Old patterns combined with an American flare created what we call …

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The Sheepsfoot Blade (What’s it Good For?)

The sheepsfoot style blade is a less than common choice, and it seems that the greatest reason for that, is sex appeal. (Not my words, this is what the interweb tells me) The sheepsfoot has a big ol’ belly and a smooth curved tip. It’s excellent for everyday casual use, but if you dig a …

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Why Buy Antique Pocket Knives? (Your Guide to the Vintage Pocket Knife)

When discussing the purchase of antique and vintage items, the conversation should go far beyond simple aesthetics and class. Vintage treasures come with a storied past, and that can be felt when you visit an antique barn (they’re everywhere in New Hampshire) or being told of its significance from its previous owner. When a belonging …

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8 Different Types of Pocket Knives

Accompany me down this yellow brick labyrinth into the history and mystery of the pocket knife. Today we’re going to be covering a wide variety of everyday carry (EDC) options, where they came from, and how they are used today. Pocket knives are not solely reserved for The Outsiders, as some may believe. I personally …

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What is a Carbon Steel Blade? What is it good for?

Are you a newcomer to the world of blade knowledge? Do you want to achieve Bladerunner Status? (heh heh). There are a few things you’ll need to know about steel in general, and the first thing to admit is that you’ve probably been using the term “carbon steel” incorrectly. The reason for this common misuse …

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Top 10 Most Expensive Knives in the World

Most kitchen knives can be purchased for under $40, but today we’re talking about those that would cut steep into our pockets. These are the knives that you wouldn’t use on a daily basis, but rather showcase (or hide) them in a prized collection. Made by the finest knife-makers, designed with the finest of blades, …

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Joint Knife vs Putty Knife – What Are the Differences?

When it comes to house or facility interior construction, understanding the difference between a putty knife and a joint knife becomes fundamental. To a regular person unfamiliar with interior construction work, both might seem like the same kind of tool or variations of the same. They both look like scrapers or spreaders, both tend to …

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Craftstone Knives Review – a great set of custom designed stainless steel chef’s knives

Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored post on account of Craftstone Knives sending me a set of custom-designed knives at no cost. That said, the information included in this review is based on my personal use of the knives. I seldom reply to emails offering free stuff. Most of it I don’t need or am not …

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