Category Archives: Knives

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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Paragon Warlock–Truly Unique Mechanism

Paragon Knives’ Warlock may be the one true gravity knife on the market.  It has a very unique “safety” mechanism.  By grasping and squeezing both over-sized pivot housings, the halves of the handle split open to expose the blade, allowing … Continue reading

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New Zero Tolerance Knives for 2016

Zero Tolerance Knives has released its new knives for 2016.  Here are some highlights and the manufacturer descriptions and specs.  If you’ve handled a knife by ZT, you know they are high quality pieces.  Enjoy! The new Zero Tolerance 0095BW … Continue reading

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New Knives Presented by Boker USA

Boker USA has announced two new knives at the opening of SHOT Show 2016.  The first is a flat-ground framelock folder.  This could be called an “art knife” from Jens Ansø, with its anodized and accented titanium handles, but it … Continue reading

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New Spyderco Knives for 2016

In December, Spyderco came out with their 2016 catalog.  To keep things simple, I have made some screenshots of the new folding knives.  Some of these knives are shipping now, and some will begin to appear later in 2016.

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New Benchmade Folding Knives for 2016

The Benchmade Knife Company will be releasing new folding knife models in 2016.  Here are some of their new offerings. BM320 Precinct A contoured G10 handle and flipper tab in the open position give a safe, solid grip.  The flipper … Continue reading

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BladeHQ Limited Edition CRKT/Burnley Obake

BladeHQ has an exclusive Columbia River Knife & Tool/Lucas Burnley Obake fixed blade knife for pre-order.  The run will be limited to 500 pieces.  This knife differs from the original with its satin-finished blade.  The previous Obake had a gray … Continue reading

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An Old Knife Returns, Briefly

Sitting at a co-worker’s desk the other day, BS-ing with the troops, I saw a knife at the base of the guy’s computer monitor.  This Benchmade 910BT was beaten, dusty, and decidedly dull.  Shame, because these were once flagship collaboration … Continue reading

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