Spyderco Manix 2 Lightweight

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It’s no secret that Spyderco makes great knives. They take the best materials from around the world and have worked their way into the market as a major player in the knife field, promising a quality product at both the economic and premium level. The Boulder-based company, headed up by president and founder Sal Glesser,…

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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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Primer to collecting vintage pocket knives

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Growing up in the South there is no shortage of all things vintage, old and antique. It’s sort of our thing. One of my earliest memories is being in Charleston, South Carolina on a family trip. If memory serves, I was in giant warehouse. All manner of bath fixtures, doorknobs, bannisters and wood doors were…

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