Category Archives: Knife History

How to identify an old knife

So, you picked up an awesome knife for $3 at a yard sale or your grandfather gave you his favorite blade and now you’re curious about what type of knife it is and what it’s worth. If you’re looking for an easy way to identify what type of knife you have, here are good places [...]

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The Lowdown on Survival Knives

A pocket knife is adequate for a number of outdoor tasks, but if you’re a bona fide survivalist, a serious hunter or a Rambo-enthusiast, you’ll want a bigger, burlier, survival blade. Here’s a look at how the survival knife changed over history and what it represents today. Survival knife prehistoric history The survival knife has [...]

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NOVA does documentary revealing “Secrets of the Samurai Sword.”

The samurai sword, also known as the katana, has a rich history dating back from ancient Japan. The sword, which typically exceeds 23 inches in length, is known for its curved single-edge blade and long grip. It gained popularity among waring clans in 12th century Japan and has traditionally been a sword associated with an [...]

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In Vidalia, the ghost of Jim Bowie comes alive

The Riverview RV Park in Vidalia, Louisiana was packed to capacity last Saturday. In addition to the crowd of weekend campers, a British car show had attracted a throng of onlookers. They gawked at the shiny automobiles, seemingly unaware that in the back of the park, along the sandy banks of the Mississippi River, the [...]

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How old are knives?

When you’re using a Swiss army knife on a camping trip or a steak knife to cut up a tender rib eye, do you ever think about how old the blade you’re cutting with truly is? Knives are some of the oldest tools on the planet. They date back to the Stone Age, approximately two [...]

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Jim Bowie, a tough guy with a big knife.

There are few knives on the market as iconic as the Bowie knife. Known for its long, curvaceous blade, which can extend up to 12 inches, the Bowie knife is a favorite of such cinematic knife-wielding warriors as Crocodile Dundee and Rambo.  However, it’s fair to say that no man has ever brandished a Bowie [...]

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