The steel is 1095.
The steel is 1095.
With a custom knife, attention-to-detail is expected, and Fiddleback Forge does it as well as any ‘maker. But even on its production models, we see small touches that make a difference — like the Fiddleback Forge mark, in relief, on the spine of this Bushfinger.
We’ve known that this knife was coming for a while now, but we were sworn to secrecy. We couldn’t say much about our collaboration with Benchmade, and we certainly couldn’t show it to you — until now, that is.
The Benchmade 908BK-1501 AXIS Stryker, available exclusively from KnivesShipFree, features carbon-fiber scales, blue-anodized titanium spacers, a reversible deep-carry pocket clip and, of course, Benchmade’s stellar AXIS mechanism. The black-coated drop-point blade, available in either plain or combo-edge, is CPM-M4 “super steel.”
This is one spectacular folder. We couldn’t be more pleased.
Triple J Knife Works, based in Kentucky, is a new custom ‘maker for us. This handmade “Triple-dashi” is TJK‘s take on the traditional kiridashi — a small, chisel-ground utility knife originally used for woodcarving, leatherwork and similar tasks. Over the centuries it became the quintessential knife of the everyday Japanese, even schoolchildren.
We noticed that it’s been a little while since we’ve shared one of Lon Humphrey‘s hand-forged knives. To make amends, today’s KnifeWallpaper image showcases an example of his recent work — a Custom Brute, handled in dark curly maple.
This knife isn’t just beautiful — it practically begs to be worked.
When Benchmade issues a “Gold Class” knife, you know it’s special, and this Shane Sibert 757-151 “Vicar” doesn’t disappoint. It’s a brilliant bundle of edged esoterica, carefully chosen and masterfully handcrafted.
Only a very few knife lovers can appreciate the Vicar and so, fittingly, only 100 have been made.
Please pardon the cliché, but photos just can’t do justice to this knife.
(Learn more about this talented knifemaker at the Alan Warren Custom Knives website.)
Everyone, it seems, is looking for something no one else has — a knife that’s so unusual, so riveting, that it’s guaranteed draw stares of admiration.
Without question, the knives crafted by Arno Bernard fill that bill. Today’s wallpaper image is a closeup of a Kudu fixed-blade, part of Arno Bernard’s Grazer Series. The handle material is mammoth molar.
(For more information about Arno Bernard’s spectacular knives, visit the Arno Bernard Knives website.)
When we invoke the term EDC, most of the time we’re talking about a knife that travels with us as we go through our regular routine, both at work and around the house. Sometimes we forget that every day means every single day — including leisure time.
It carries the knife horizontally on the belt, set up for right-handed crossdraw, and is quite comfortable. And it’s handcrafted from cape buffalo hide — both exotic and gorgeous.