Choosing a hunting knife

So you’ve decided to buy a hunting knife. Now, you have to take into consideration what kind of hunting knife you want. That can be a bit tricky, not because it is difficult to choose a hunting knife that is perfect, or because there is any objective perfection to a certain type of hunting knife, but because it is largely a matter of personal preference, although there are certain factors that objectively important in any kind of good knife. So, we will see what are the factors that make a good ...
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Folding knife information

Folding blade knives are knives wherein the blade folds into the handle of the knife. Now, if you see a folding blade knife or even think about its definition there are a few things to consider. One is that there is a folding blade mechanism and two, it folds into the handle, which means that it has moving parts. Some people might take that to be a disadvantage when compared with a fixed-blade knife, but that is not necessarily true. If you are contemplating buying a folding blade knife, you ...
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Best sheath for knife

We have discussed in detail, knife types and specific blade types. Owning a knife is one thing, protecting and maintaining it is a different matter. For that reason, knife sheath plays a very important role. With most knives, you do get a sheath. However, the quality of it might not be very high if you want the knife to last long. With knives on the higher end of the spectrum, you will usually get a good quality sheath. In this article, we will take a look at what type of sheath you should consi...
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Gerber knives

Gerber Knives Gerber began the production of handmade cutlery back in 1939. It was not until the 1960s that they became one of the well known knife manufacturers in the business. They are well known for their high quality products. Also, Gerber was the first company to collaborate with a custom knife maker, David Murphy. That was in the late 1930s. That collaboration resulted in the production of tens of thousands of knives that were used by soldiers in World War II. The inventor and popularize...
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SOG knives

SOG hunting knives SOG was born in the year 1986 as a result of the inspiration got by Mr. Spencer Frazer from MACV-SOG, the members of a highly classified US special ops unit who carried inimitable combat knives into jungle on covert assignments. SOG was founded with a simple mission to reproduce the original SOG Bowie knife and honor the makers of the knife. The name SOG itself was kept as an honor to the MACV-SOG.  The acronym SOG stood for Studies and Observations Group. The compa...
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Custom knives

Why choose custom knives Most people will look for good branded knives when they decide to purchase a knife. However, there are some people who might want a knife that is more personalized to their liking. We are talking about custom knives on this page. Before we get into the WHY part of it, let us talk about some facts pertaining to knife making in general. The big knife manufacturers out there do a lot of research that goes into their products. In fact, many manufacturers have pushed the ...
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Knife sharpening FAQ

Q: Is it OK if I’ve changed the shape (or bevel) of my blade’s edge? A: Yes. In fact, you’re probably going to have to if you use and sharpen your knife often. No metal, no matter how tough, can avoid wearing down over the course of years or decades. Changing your blade’s bevel might be necessary to extend the life of the blade as the metal wears down. Q: What is a gut hook? A: Found on hunting knifes, a gut hook is comma-shaped and located near the tip of the blade. It’s used to field ...
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scratching your knife

Unless you are more experienced, scratching is going to happen when you sharpen your blade. By studying the marks you leave, you can get an idea of how uniform your sharpening strokes are or aren’t. The closer you can keep them to the blade’s original shape and angle’s, the better off you are. If you’re leaving scratches near the back of the blade, you’re holding the blade way too flat against the stone. Over time you’ll get the feel for how to hold and stroke the blade against the stone and you...
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How to sharpen your knife

HOW TO SHARPEN A KNIFE - study the knife in light to discover nicks and flat spots. - peer down length of blade’s sharp edge to identify imperfections. - the duller the blade, the grittier the stone you should use (anywhere from 200 for a very dull blade to 600 for a moderately dull blade) - your number one consideration should be the angle at which you hold your blade while sharpening it. It might be helpful to practice your stroke on a piece of glass or ceramic, before you hit the abrasive...
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Sharpening serrated knives

Serrated knife blades and gut hooks are sharpened differently than straight blades. Flat sharpening stones must not be used on them. You’ll need a specially-made, cone-shaped taper sharpener to get serrations. These often come with diamond layers, and they’re specifically designed to get inside each serration. Picking your serrated knife sharpener You’re going to need a tapered or cone-shaped sharpener for serrations. Push the sharpener toward the edge you wish to sharpen and work each ser...
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