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Is This The First Multi-Tool With A Really Good Screwdriver?

The phrase “jack of all trades but master of none” might be best suited to describing multi-tools. They’re useful in a pinch, when no other tools are available, but the tools are far from ideal. But that’s something Gerber wants to change with its new Center-Drive featuring implements that have been specifically redesigned for usability.

Transforming A Horseshoe Into A Super Sharp Knife Is Pretty Clever

Video: You can basically transform anything made out of metal into a working knife — if you blast it with enough heat, pound it enough times with a hammer and then sharpen it over and over again. Even an old horseshoe can become an implement of danger. Watch as Miller Knives uses the U-shape of the shoe to cook up a pretty looking blade with a bad arse curved handle. That bend is sweet.

Blacksmith Makes A Kickarse Throwing Knife Out Of Braided Steel

Video: If you try hard and believe in yourself, anything can be a knife — but turning rebar into a legit-as-hell kunai is a fresh take.

Watch A Katana Bend When It Hits Liquid

Video: In order to harden the edge of steel, swords are often heated until they’re impossibly hot and then quenched in liquid to rapidly cool down. This creates a much stronger grain structure in the steel which obviously leads to a much stronger sword. An interesting thing that happens during this quenching process is how the sword dramatically bends before it snaps back into shape (with a slight upward tilt).

Watch A Circular Saw Blade Get Transformed Into A Two Handle Straight Drawknife

As always, John Heisz can transform old, rusty blades into lovely works of art. This time, he turns a circular saw blade into a drawknife. A drawknife has two handles on each side and a blade that is meant for shaving down wood. Seeing a straight blade come out of a circular saw is pretty impressive, but what might be even cooler is how Heisz created the two handles: he bent the steel and burned it into the wooden knobs, and added copper coils at the end for style.

Watch A Rusty Knife Get Cleaned And Sharpened To Reveal A Beautifully Shiny Blade

Video: At the start, the knife looks to be in pretty bad shape. It’s spotted and stained and totally rusted. But with a little tender love and care, the steel is shining and sharp and beautiful once again. The high carbon steel used in Japanese chef knives can be susceptible to rust when used with things like fresh fruit, but in this case the rust didn’t settle in too deeply on the steel.

Making A Wooden Switchblade

Video: Don’t ask why anyone would ever make a wooden switchblade, just appreciate that we live in a world where a wooden switchblade could be made. John Heisz put together a wooden knife that pops out like any old switchblade and it’s pretty neat. He sands the wooden blade down and grinds it like you would any other knife and the end result is such a beautiful piece.

Turning A Railroad Spike Into A Knife With A Coil Grip

Video: Watch as bladesmith Walter Sorrells turned a railroad spike into a knife. Railroad spikes aren’t meant to be used as an edge tool, but it’s cool to see Sorrells bludgeon the crude spike into a pretty awesome knife with a coil for a grip. The metal coil was created by elongating the spike and wrapping it around and around a mandrel.

Watch A Knife Get Forged From A Steel Cable

Video: With enough skill and patience, any sort of metal object can be heated up and forged into a weapon. It always make for such a glorious process too. For example in this video, a wonderfully threaded steel cable rope gets pounded and pounded until it resembles something that can be shaped into a knife. There is so much work in the transformation but the end result is totally worth it.

Chris Reeve Sebenza Review: Is This US$450 Pocket Knife Worth The Hype?

If you talk about knives on the Internet, then you’ll know the Chris Reeve Sebenza is held up as the pinnacle of production knife perfection. But what’s it like to use and carry one in the real world? I let this one bite me to find out.

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