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A Modern Knifemaker’s Badass Take on an Ancient Samurai Dagger

Modern knives have something distinctly badass about them. Maybe it’s the materials. Maybe its the sleek ergonomic handles. But they also seem to be missing the sense of personality and specialness apparent in the work of ancient Japanese bladesmiths.

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April 1st

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A Reporter Got Stabbed While Testing a Stab-Proof Vest

When a reporter from Israel volunteered to test a stab-proof vest, he probably didn’t expect to actually get stabbed. Sadly, he did.

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Jamie Condliffe

January 7th

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A Blow-by-Blow Analysis of Donald Trump and Ben Carson’s Knife Fight

Donald Trump is accusing Ben Carson of lying in his story of attempting to stab a friend as a teenager. “How stupid do people have to be to believe that?” Asks Trump, challenging the assertion that a belt buckle could turn a knife blade. Let’s armchair quarterback this.

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November 13th

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The Best Real Knife That Will Fit In Your Wallet

Can a real knife that’s really sturdy, really useful, really safe and really durable fit in your wallet? These little guys from SOG, Boker and Zootility promise to do just that. Let’s put them to the test.

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October 8th

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Misen Wants To Crowdfund A Knife For Your Life

cc966bcf6feb197385607d00b9f02aa2_original Is there anything you can’t crowd fund? First it was smartwatches and books and now it’s shoes, pants, and now knives. In fact today’s crowdfunding treat comes from Misen, a group that wants to make a high-tech knife for home chefs who might want to cut some tomatoes and, potentially, a tin can. Created by Omar Rada, industrial designer Peter Muller, and Josh Moses, the… Read More

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John Biggs

October 7th

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Disc of death: Backyard engineer creates crazy scapel-equipped Frisbee

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A few days ago, Jorg Sprave -- who runs a popular YouTube channel you may have heard of -- showed off a contraption that you might want to do your best to steer clear of. Sprave, who lives in Germany, somehow decided that it'd be a grand idea to to attach four scalpels to a Frisbee, effectively creating a terrifying flying device in the process. Fittingly, he calls it the Scalpel Blade Frisbee.

Though it should go without saying, do not try this at home! Actually, now that I think about it, you probably don't want to try this anywhere. But Sprave is a unique fellow -- as you'll see in the video below -- and, well, he decided to proceed full steam ahead.

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Yoni Heisler

August 20th

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Making a knife from a chunk of concrete and an old shovel

Fashioning beautiful weapons from found objects is always so fascinating to see. How does a person look at a chunk of concrete and see an elaborately detailed knife handle? How can we turn a piece of a shovel into a really sharp knife? Watch John Heisz work his magic below. There are a lot of satisfying noises that comes into sawing things down.

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June 12th

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How To Build The Only Five Campfires You’ll Ever Need

The most fundamental outdoor skill is also often one of the most misunderstood. Learn these five campfires and you’ll be able to cook food, scare off wild animals, stay warm or just have a bonfire on the beach. They’re simple, but everyone can probably learn something here.

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Wes Siler on IndefinitelyWild, shared by Alissa Walker to Gizmodo

May 20th

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Why Switchblades Are Banned

Second Amendment enthusiasts are adding a new front to their right-to-bear-arms battle: Knives. In particular, the infamous switchblade, which has been banned by federal law since 1958. Why all the fuss? Well, it all dates back to racism, xenophobia, class warfare, and political theater. Sound familiar? It’s no coincidence this was the knife Freddie Gray was arrested for.

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Wes Siler on IndefinitelyWild, shared by Alissa Walker to Gizmodo

May 12th

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What Knives You Can Carry Where In The United States

Knives! Either pointy and scary or practical and useful, depending on who you ask. And that's reflected in our bizarre hodgepodge of unclearly written knife laws. Let's make them easy to understand.

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Wes Siler

April 10th

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