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Keep Your Knives Sharp

1-knife sharpener - knife collectingThe knife is arguable the most versatile tool made available to us as average consumers. If you’re anything like me, you know how important it is to keep your tools in the best possible condition you can. We do this because it’s essential to keep your tools reliable.

There are several reasons it is important to keep your knife sharp. First, a sharp knife is a safe knife. This seems a little backwards, I know. However, imagine you are attempting to carve wood. If you are working with a dull knife, you have a much better chance to slip off of the wood and cut yourself. A sharp knife allows you to make good, clean cuts in the wood with minimal chance to cut yourself.

Also, a sharp knife is an efficient knife. Put simply, a knife’s sole purpose is to cut. The best way it can do its job efficiently is if the blade is sharp enough. You wouldn’t want a hammer with a loose head or a screwdriver so worn down that it just stripped screws instead of tightening them. It’s the same thing with knives.

So I’m giving you this information, but why take my word for it?

6-knife sharpener - knife collectingWell, I’ve been around knives my whole life. I grew up a Boy Scout, and I advanced to the level of an eagle scout. As you know, a large part of being a Boy Scout is learning the correct way to handle a knife for various purposes. Additionally, I’ve carried the skills I learned in boy scouts into other areas of my life. I’m also an avid camper, survivalist, and general outdoorsman.

The purpose of this site is the pass on some of the knife skills I have learned throughout my years as an outdoorsman. I see a lot of information on the internet, and it can be difficult to decipher what is good information and what isn’t. I have designed this site to filter out all the nonsense, and provide you with simple, effective information on taking care of your knife.

You’ll find tons of information on knife maintenance, knife sharpening skills and techniques, and most importantly, safety. After all, knives are extremely useful! And using them correctly is an art. So come on in, make yourself comfortable, enjoy, and If you have anything you would like me to add, please feel free to contact me!

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