The TecnocutViper is the kind of knife that gets passed around at a knife club meeting. The blade has a mirror polish. The blade spine and lock back mechanism have a matching scalloped embellishment. The textured titanium bolsters mate to cocobolo handle scales with a serpentine curve that is fitted without gaps. There is a slight step (Read more...)
In a recent post, we showed you how we set up testing for tough Benchmade and Cold Steel knives. Now take a look at what the results of testing were and what we discovered about these knives. Be sure to take a look at the first part of this article in case you missed it!
Benchmade sent two models that were each radically different. The (Read more...)
When someone mentions tough knives, my thoughts usually stray to full-tang fixed blades with some heft to them. But the one thing that kept nagging at me was the plethora of newer lock designs and brawny folders. While no one expects a folder to compare to a heavy-duty fixed blade, one has to wonder just how tough they really are.
Take a look at six important things you can do to make your knifemaking a little easier.
Not one guy in a hundred knows to tighten down all three holes on a drill chuck. Guys just chuck up a drill bit, tighten down one hole and call it good. Then you wonder why your drill bit slips in the chuck. Hand-tightened chucks are even worse. You(Read more...)
Take a closer look at a knifemaker who gives maximum “bang for the buck.”
I have known Tim Britton for over 12 years, and every time I visited his table at a show I saw continued improvement of his standard models. Tim offers a variety of fixed blades, Bowies, hunters, fighters and the occasional spear. While his knives are predom(Read more...)