The Birth of a Tool, Part 3

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Last week, we shared parts 1 and 2 in John Neeman Tools’ “The Birth of a Tool” documentary. Part 3 concludes the series and is my personal favorite, as it showcases the process of creating a knife from scratch. This particular knife is a Scandinavian Damascus Steel knife. The video begins with some beautiful footage…

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History of the Karambit

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The small, curved-blade knife known as the Karambit occasionally pops up in popular culture. Fans of the Splinter Cell video games will certainly recognize it as one of Sam Fisher’s iconic weapons, and Karambits tend to be the weapon-of-choice for assassins or enemy agents in spy flicks. But despite their unique form–or perhaps because of…

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The Birth of a Tool, Part 2

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What’s a more satisfying endeavor than making a tool from scratch? It’s a great week to fire up the forge! Early last week, we shared part 1 of John Neeman Tools’ “The Birth of a Tool” series. That video showed the process of creating an axe entirely from scratch. Part 2 is about making a…

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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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