History of the Puukko

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In modern times, knives dubbed as “outdoor” tools tend to be more tactical than not, favoring large, long blades and plenty of matte black finish. But for hundreds of years, Arctic cultures favored small, wood-handled skinners to help them hunt, fish, and survive in harsh landscapes. One such tool is the puukko, which, like the…

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History of the Higo no Kami

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Knife trends come and go, but some knives stand the test of time and remain popular from generation to generation. As evident by knives like the Swiss Army Knife or the Douk-Douk, sometimes less is more; durability and an iconic design can ensure a knife’s legacy. One such knife is the Higo no Kami, a…

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History of the Swiss Army Knife

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The Swiss Army Knife is one of the most iconic pieces of cutlery to date. Its signature red scales are identifiable across the world, and it has become a staple in many individual’s every day carry. Yet it’s more than just a multitool—it is a symbol of craftsmanship and quality just as much as it’s…

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History of the Douk-Douk

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I first became aware of the Douk-Douk, a French knife steeped in history, around a decade ago. A box full of used knives at a military surplus store caught my attention. I thought the Douk-Douk was rather interesting, but didn’t buy it. In recent years this knife has been making a comeback. A number of…

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