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Mora Knife #1 Classic

Mora Knife #1 ClassicMora Knife #1 Classic

There is likely no better knife for $13.50 than the Mora #1 Classic, made in Sweden. The blade is 4 inches with a straight, slightly clipped design made of carbon steel. The handle is red birch and also 4 inches for a total length just under 8 inches. The knife ships with a decent black plastic sheath that is totally serviceable. This is the same knife carried by Cody Lundin on Duel Survival.

Available from Amazon for $13.50 plus shipping

A History Of Swordmaking

We are sci-fi fans and iO9 is a daily read, so we were enthused to find this excellent introduction to the history of ancient sword making. While not able to make a sword, we are proud to have decent blacksmithing skills which certainly may come in handy (again) someday soon.

The sword is the perennial symbol of empires, knighthood, chivalry and fantasy. But it’s also one of the world’s most ancient technologies, connected with breakthroughs in metallurgy that would change the world. There are even some types of ancient swords so strong that modern science still can’t determine how they were made.

How is a sword born? Here is a brief introduction to the history and science of swordcraft.

Read the full post at iO9.

Blacksmith at Work - Colonial Williamsburg

Creative Commons / Photographer Derek Key

Schrade SCHF9 Extreme Survival Knife

Schrade SCHF9 Extreme Survival KnifeExtreme Survival Knife

This is one VERY well built knife. With a 6.4in. blade the Schrade SCHF9 Extreme Survival Knife weights in at almost 16 ounces. The full tang blade is 1/4in. thick and so strong you could simply never deform this knife under any form of human exertion. The knife includes a lanyard hole and comes with a well constructed nylon sheath with utility pocket and leg tie. We include this knife along with a multitool in the utility pocket in each vehicle and a few around the house. There is simply no better value and quality!

Available from Amazon for $37.14 with FREE shipping via Amazon Prime

AG Russell Sting Columbia River Knife

AG Russell “Sting” CRKT

Classic design favored by John Thomas Rourke, the AG Russell Sting made by Columbia River Knife and Tool is a fixed 1050 HRC 54-55 carbon steel 3.2-inch stainless steel blade. Complete with a custom Cordura Zytel sheath, this is a multipurpose, one-piece utility knife that is just about indestructible. Features a 3.19 in. 1050 steel and a 3.66 in. 1050 steel handle.

Available from Amazon for $29.74 with FREE shipping via Amazon Prime

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