Category: Knives

Blades and History: Rome and the Empire of the Gladius

The Gladius Hispaniensis

During Rome’s 2nd century B.C incursions into the Iberian Peninsula, its legions were introduced to the enemy’s sword of choice, the gladius hispaniensis. Knowing a good thing when they saw one, Roman designers moved on from earlier models of swords and adapted the gladius for common use.

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Video: Shooting X-Acto Knives Out of a Shotgun


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Flying knives? That’s right, these guys shoot X-Acto knives out of a shotgun.  These guys took twelve X-Acto knives, wired them together, stuck them to the end of their shotgun round, and then let them fly. WARNING: Don’t try this at home. A 12-gauge shotgun doesn’t need any help getting the job done, but these guys wanted

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Behind the Scenes with Benchmade Knife Company


We wanted to take you behind the scenes with Benchmade to see what ranks them amongst the best knife companies in the business. Over the course of three decades Benchmade has produced some of the world’s finest knives. Whether it’s balisongs, fixed blades, rescue hooks, or folders, Benchmade has certainly left their mark. We wanted to

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How the Iconic Buck Model 110 Folding Hunter Knife is Made

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Folding Hunter

The Buck Model 110 Folding Hunter is one of the most popular knife designs in history. Here’s how it’s made, from start to finish. Buck introduced the Model 110 Folding Hunter pocket knife to the public in 1964. Outdoorsmen absolutely loved the knife, as the company has sold more than 15 million over the last

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This Old School Knife/Pistol/Corkscrew Will Do the Trick


The Parisian Needlefire Knife-Pistol Combination is one interesting little piece of equipment. If you enjoy old gadgets and neat firearms of the past, we have got a treat for you. Originating from the 1860s-70s, this Parisian Needlefire Knife/Pistol is one sweet little collector’s item. This video breaks down every facet of this unique firearm and

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The Best Gentleman’s Knives

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The Best Gentleman's Knives

They have been carried for centuries. Their designs qualify as functional art. They have been built into walking sticks, spring-loaded beneath the barrels of pistols and derringers, carried in silk-lined pockets of elegant, bespoke jackets. They are put to myriad utilitarian purposes. They even save lives.

Today, the gentleman’s knife may be discovered in a virtually unlimited array of designs, many of which push the science of ergonomics to new heights, a handful of which qualify as artistic masterpieces.

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The World’s Best Survival Knives

The World’s Best Survival Knives

A survival knife is just that: a tool on which, under certain circumstances, your life may depend.  My focus in this article is on full-tang (the blade running the full length of the knife to handle’s end), fixed blade knives – your best bet to avoid breakage during extreme use.

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Photos of Stunning Hunting Knives That You’ll Stare at for Hours

Levi Graham Knives

Who doesn’t love a good knife? These handcrafted hunting knives combine art and function to create something that is almost too beautiful too get bloody… almost. Here are ten-plus-one hunting knives that are eye-popping, smile-inducing, drool-worthy works of the handcrafter’s art. They might just turn you into a serious knife collector. These knives are gorgeous,

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