We all know safety matters when handling a knife. Whether you’re cutting through thick tape on a parcel or whittling a chunk of wood into your latest masterpiece, a good knife helps reduce your risk of nasty accidents. Sure, knowing how to hold and position a cutting tool properly is part of the battle. But […]
The Most Overrated Knives
Sometimes you just need to stir the pot, kick a hornet’s nest, kiss the hands and slab the babies, and slaughter society’s sacred cows. Some the knives you people buy are terrible, and some of the knives that have been real popular with the knife cognoscenti are objectively unlikable. Or maybe it’s just that they […]
Work Sharp Manual Sharpeners
Work Sharp Tools are well known in the knife industry for the electrically powered Ken Onion Edition Knife & Tool Sharpener – which uses abrasive belts and an adjustable angle guide to put sharp edges on knives fast. It’s a fantastic tool to mount to a bench and put professional edges on anything sharp – […]
USA Made Blade Open House
If you’re a knife fan you’ve probably heard of USA Made Blade. Their mission is simple – support knife makers from the United States of America and those that want to make their knives in the U.S.A. When we heard they were going to have an open house with a handful of well-known makers and brands in attendance we thought the time was right to make the trip to Salisbury, North Carolina and see the store.
Interview with Mike Hoefer, CEO The James Brand
Mike Hoefer, former EVP of Sales & Marketing at MIZU and EVP of Business Development at Nixon Watches was recently appointed as the CEO of The James Brand, a boutique knife and tool company based out of Portland, Oregon. Mike took some time to talk with us here at Knife Informer about the move and plans for the brand in the future.
Pocket Knife Lock Types
While blade steel and handle materials are important aspects, the true heart of a pocket knife is the locking mechanism. There are a wide variety of locking mechanisms used by manufacturers, each with their own pros and cons. In this guide we take a closer look at the different lock types so you’ll know what to look for in your next purchase.
An Introduction to Damasteel
Several readers have asked us about Damasteel – what is it? how is it created? who’s using it? and how is it different from Damascus steel? If you’re wondering the same then stick around because we scored an interview with Per Jarbelius and the team at Damasteel – everything is revealed below. Okay let’s get start by […]
Interview with Niagara Specialty Metals
We interviewed Bob Shabala, President of Niagara Specialty Metals (NSM). New York based NSM has been hot rolling sheet for the knife industry now for decades. If your knife blade was made from a CPM alloy or 154-CM the chances are it was from steel rolled and distributed by the team at NSM. In this interview we learn more about the company, their facility and how the whole process works.
Interview with Knifemaker Matthew Lerch
We jumped on the opportunity to interview knifemaker Matthew Lerch of Lerch Custom Knives based in Wisconsin, USA. Matthew has been designing and making knives for over 30 years now, focusing on custom knife creations as well as some interesting collaborations with big names like CRKT and ProTech. Read the full interview to learn more.
Why spike protection is important for your stab proof vest
Bullet resistant vests are one of the best examples of research and development making a direct impact on human life. However, as useful as it is, it cannot protect you against everything. It is commonly known that stab proof vests are distinguishable from Kevlar vests, even if they still use Kevlar. It is not commonly known, however, that spike protection cannot be guaranteed with either a bullet proof or stab proof vest.