Knife Blade Grind Guide

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The blade grind is a crucial factor in the performance, ease of use, and the durability of your hunting knife. But what is it, exactly? What is a Blade Grind? Basically, blade grind refers to how the cross-section of the blade is shaped to produce the cutting edge. The type of grind on your knife has a considerable influence on how successful it will perform a certain task. Attempting a specific job with the wrong grind on your blade will make that job much more difficult. It could also cause…

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Knife Tang Guide: Differences & Which One To Use

Knife Tang Guide: Types and Usages

It can be difficult for hunting newbies to get a grip on all the knife-related jargon currently being bandied about the Internet. At first glance, terms like a knife tang, blade design and knife grind can sound confusing for the beginner. What is a Knife Tang In reality, they are quite easy to tell apart. Blade design, for example, refers to the shape of the blade and the tasks it is designed for. Blade grind describes how the cutting edge of the blade is finished. You can read more about…

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How to Throw a Throwing Knife

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Exactly how long people have practiced the art of throwing knives is unknown. We do know it was one way that soldiers in the American Civil War passed the time in the camps. The practice has stood the test of time and remains a sport, an art, and a means of entertainment. There are also some extraordinary individuals out there who use throwing knives to hunt. But whatever your intentions are, it’s important to learn the basic principles of knife throwing before you give it a try. As you’ll see,…

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Hunting Knife Blade Shapes & Design Guide

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When we look at all those hunting knives, it seems that there’s an overwhelming number of different blade shapes, types, and styles available. But don’t let this worry you. In this guide, I will cover all the basic blade shapes and designs you should concern yourself with. Anything else is a variation on an existing theme. Still, it’s important to be able to pick the right design for your specific purpose. Drop Point Drop points are one of the most common and familiar blade shapes, especially in the world of…

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Folding Knives Guide & Top 10 Folding Hunting Knives

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It’s common to see a hunter with a blade sheathed at his belt. But that isn’t necessarily the most practical way of carrying a hunting knife. Actually, folding knives are way more practical to use for hunting. They are easy to carry and posses the quality of simplicity and handiness. Fixed blades can get in the way when you are pushing through undergrowth or approaching game with stealth. They can also slow you down where you’re on the move, and can even be noticed by the animal you’re tracking down.…

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How to Sharpen a Hunting Knife

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Honing the edge of your knife blade may seem simple. But, there is a lot involved in the proper knife sharpening process. For instance, there are a variety of blade steels and different types of blade grind. All of which require different honing angles and different grits. You also need to know the type of sharpener to use on your knife. A pocket sharpener will most likely be used on bushcraft or field knives since you’ll have them out in the field. It’s also vital to get a proper whetstone…

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