CRKT Adds to Their Premium Lineup with some Michael Walker Collaborations

New CRKT knives in May 2023.

CRKT is Blade Show Ready With New Premium Pocket Knife Releases CRKT is going into Blade Show 2023 with a set of limited edition collaborations with ex-jeweler, prolific inventor, and knife designer Michael Walker. They’re releasing two versions of the Monument: a flipper with a wharncliffe-like blade, although the edge has plenty of curve going …

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The James Brand Collaborates on a New Outdoor Chef Knife

The James Brand Anzick Camping Chef Knife

An Outdoor Chef Knife for Those Who Don’t Like to Compromise When Camping. It’s called the Anzick, and it’s “designed specifically for bringing a professional-grade culinary experience into the outdoors”, according to their press release. It’s also a limited edition handmade and individually numbered in the USA, so it might not be available for long. …

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Blade Show 2023 is Around the Corner

Blade Show 2023

Gird your pockets and pack your band-aids, because June is coming and that means Blade Show is happening soon. It’s going to be a busy weekend packed with classes and demos, featuring over 900 exhibitors of all kinds including full production knife makers, a whole hell of a lot of custom makers, and even a …

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Larrin Thomas Has a New Book Out that’s Primed for History Nerds

A new knife steel book by Larrin Thomas.

The man behind Knife Steel Nerds just released his second book, The Story of Knife Steel – Innovators behind Modern Damascus and Super Steels. This is a slight departure from Larrin Thomas’ highly technical debut book, Knife Engineering – Steel, Heat Treating, and Geometry (which has become something of a bible for knife makers since …

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Cutluxe Artisan Chef’s Knife Review

The Cutluxe Artisan 8 inch chef knife is well designed with good fit and finish.

A Big Handled Kitchen Knife that Cuts Above Its Price Tag The Artisan Chef’s knife is the purebred Western knife in Cutluxe’s modest line up. Currently their other offerings are a more thin handled series with Swedish steel (the Olivery series), and a heavier-set series featuring harder Japanese steel (the Shinobi series). The key difference …

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Bear OPS Announces a New Auto

The Bear and Sons automatic pocket knife is an affordable American mad auto.

The sleek, tactical minded side of Bear & Sons just dropped its first reverse tanto blade. Bear OPS is going full high-speed, low-drag with the new Bold Action XV auto. It’s a slim but sturdy folder with a 3-inch blade in 14C28N steel, and a titanium handle. There’s a lot of texturing and contouring going …

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CRKT Updates the Facet

The CRKT updated the Ken Onion desined Facet with two new models, the Rivet and the Viral.

LionSteel partners with CRKT for limited premium editions of a Ken Onion design. Starting April 4, 2023, CRKT will be offering two limited runs of the Ken Onion-designed Facet folder. Originally released in 2021, the original Facet is a clean looking, assisted open folder with a 3.3″ blade in D2 steel with a stainless steel …

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