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We made it! by Wilson

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Gone to BLADE

Today, I am driving to Atlanta from Florida for BLADE Show 2017.  Here is my finished kwaiken knife and kydex sheath.  As a novice, I am happy with what I have made, but it has some flaws and I am … Continue reading

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Rushing Toward BLADE Show 2017

I have been very busy trying to keep my promise to myself to attend BLADE Show 2017 wearing a knife of my own making.  Well, I leave for the show tomorrow and I am still at work!  I am going … Continue reading

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Handmade Knife Patterns and Profiles

What do you want your knife to look like?  Your knife pattern should reflect not only the function you desire, but an aesthetic that is your own.  In past articles, I have shown an affinity for Asian-inspired blades.  Likely, that … Continue reading

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Rebuilding My “Knife Shop”

Since last year’s BLADE Show, I have concentrated some of my spare time into making knives from the materials I purchased there (see last posting).  It has been slow going because I am rebuilding my small shop of tools, which … Continue reading

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BLADE Show 2016 and a Different Path

This year’s BLADE Show was transformational for me.  For the last four years, I have attended as a writer, with the job of interviewing people and taking photographs.  Maxpedition bag slung over one shoulder, I wandered into the Cobb Galleria … Continue reading

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Spyderco BaliYo Pen Review

The modern spinning yoyo was invented in the late 1920’s by Filipino immigrant Pedro Flores, thus it is fitting that Spyderco’s Filipino balisong-inspired spinning pen is named the BaliYo. Both the yoyo and BaliYo take practice and patience to learn, … Continue reading

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