10 Reasons to Choose a Carbon Steel

10 Reasons to Choose a Carbon Steel

For good reason, the most common blade steels found on knives are stainless. Most knives spend most of their lives in a pocket, sheath, or block, just waiting to be pulled out and used. Nobody likes rust on their knives, so stainless became the standard, but don’t discount the carbon steels! Yes, they do corrode […]

The 10 Knife Commandments

The 10 Knife Commandments

People who carry knives like to do it right. For those in need of some guidance, we have unearthed this ancient text – The 10 Knife Commandments. 1: Thou shalt ALWAYS carry a knife! The world is filled with vines, briars, and all manner of fibrous material. Many parcels and foodstuffs must be divided asunder […]

Spyderco Paramilitary 2 or Para 3

Spyderco Paramilitary 2 or Para 3

If you asked our buyers which Spyderco models they bring in the most of, without hesitation, they will say “Paramilitary 2, Para 3, and a few others”. Spyderco makes several other extremely popular knives, like the Tenacious, SpydieChef, and Bow River, but the two biggest cash cows, by no small margin, are the PM2 and […]

What are automatic knives?

What are automatic knives?

An automatic knife is a knife that opens itself when the user pushes a button. Autos fall into two broad categories: side-opening automatic knives and out-the-front automatic knives (or OTFs). Automatic knives allow for one-handed opening, fast deployment, and easy operation in the absence of fine motor skills. They were born for the battlefield, but […]

Switchblade Safety Tips

Switchblade Safety Tips

Movies, TV shows, video games, and a downright unhealthy amount of Anime have given the humble switchblade a bad reputation. Most people think switchblades are wicked-fast, razor-sharp, purpose-built killing tools. Unfortunately for knife folks, this reputation spread all the way to federal and state legislators, so owning, carrying, and using a switchblade is a legal […]

Are Switchblade Knives Illegal?

Are Switchblade Knives Illegal?

At some point in your life, you probably saw some movie or played some video game that had some character, who was the epitome of cool, who carried a knife. Not just any knife, but something that could be deployed into action wicked fast and was as cool as the person wielding it. That epic […]

Knife Madness 2022 Bracket Challenge

Knife Madness 2022 Bracket Challenge

Join the madness on our Instagram page! Cast your votes and help determine the winners! With all this talk of brackets, comparisons, and overall champions, we thought it would be fun to add knives to the madness! We’ve created five brackets: handle materials, steels, opening mechanisms, lock types, blade shapes, and blade finishes. Sales data […]