Automatic Knives Decoded: Boker to Benchmade

Automatic Knives Decoded: Boker to Benchmade

Who reigns supreme in the battle between manual and automatic knives? Manual knives are great—innovations like the thumb stud and Spydie hole have made deployment almost as fast as automatic knives. Almost is the key word! Push the trigger button on one of these autos and it will fire open like a crack of lightning. […]

Knife Steel Snobbery: Pros & Cons

Knife Steel Snobbery: Pros & Cons

S90V, 440A, S35VN, 8Cr13MoV, D2, 154CM, AUS-8, Damascus, 1095, Bohler M390—when it comes to knife steel, there are enough options to make your head spin. Each type is a careful balance of iron with carbon and other elements, finely tuned to maximize specific characteristics. There is much debate as to which steels are the “best,” […]

Neck Knives: How to Pick a Good One

Neck Knives: How to Pick a Good One

Ever seen some guy wearing a knife around his neck, like this dude wearing the Ka-Bar LDK TDI, and asked yourself, “Why a neck knife?” The short answer is—because knives. The longer answer involves a bunch of cavemen who loved knives but didn’t share the same fondness for wearing pants. Go figure. But, in all […]

Day One Recap | SHOT Show 2017

Day One Recap | SHOT Show 2017

Better Late than Never What a day! It’s pretty safe to say that SHOT Show never fails to excite. Today we saw lots of great new stuff from our friends at Kershaw, Zero Tolerance, and Spyderco. We are going to cover an item or two from each manufacturer that, judging by our social media interactions […]

Kershaw’s Killer Cutlery | SHOT Show 2017

Kershaw’s Killer Cutlery | SHOT Show 2017

SHOT Show 2017 | Kershaw’s Killer Cutlery Kershaw, everyone’s favorite affordable knife manufacturer, has a whole smattering of new knives that were announced at SHOT Show 2017. From great new Made in the USA folders, to upgrades of old favorites, to great pocket tools and EDC accessories. Come with us as we check out some […]

2016 Blade HQ Black Friday Knife Sale: Top 7 Black Friday Knives!

2016 Blade HQ Black Friday Knife Sale: Top 7 Black Friday Knives!

Guys, it’s here.   The 2016 Blade HQ Black Friday Knife Sale! At about the same time you lay down on the couch to digest the four servings of mashed potatoes you’ve had, we will be kicking off our biggest knife sale yet. Set your alarm for 6 pm MST (that’s 8 pm Eastern, 7 […]

What Makes a Timeless Kershaw Knife?

What Makes a Timeless Kershaw Knife?

What’s the equation for building a timeless knife? Functional, long lasting, comfortable but aesthetically pleasing. These are definitely all factors. But it takes the right ingredients, the right price, and some luck to make it timeless. Buried somewhere deep in the vaults of Kershaw Headquarters they have that secret formula (probably scratched on a napkin or sticky […]