(Editor’s Note: We at TTAK are happy to welcome our newest contributor – Tim Stetzer. David and I have known Tim for several years now, in my case first meeting him at Dogwood Dan Eastland’s Saturday night dinner party. He is a respected freelance writer, with work appearing in the former Tactical Knives magazine, Knives […]
Canadians aren’t going to take the de facto folding knife import ban lying down. In fact, they are so angry about this, they are refusing to apologize for being mad. According to our friend Alex Antoniou, purveyor of KnifeNews.com and resident of “The Shwah” (Oshawa, ONT), some Canadians are showing the true Canadian grit of minor-league hockey […]
https://www.instagram.com/p/BYyF4vQAO5W/?tagged=slipjoint I have already paid homage to David’s Nessmuks, and to my own favorite Canadian Belt Knives, so tonight I thought I would give a shout-out to Jake Middleton, part-time TTAK writer, and passionate slipjoint aficionado. Jake has been quiet on the blog lately, but he is hardly living a quiet life. He has a […]
It is kind of sad that the very knife that opened the door to the world of knives for so many of us, myself included, gets so often overlooked as we expand our exposure and experience. The venerable Swiss Army knife is not just a “starter knife”, as Swiss author and SAK fan Felix […]
“Designed in 1890 in Savoie, France, the Opinel stands unflinchingly in the face of modern faux-tactical fare. The simple “peasant’s knife” has a modest five-part construction with what you need and nothing else: a carbon steel blade, a wooden handle, a metal collar and pin to hold the two together, and a metal locking ring […]
The modern Italian nation is a federation of what for most of recorded history consisted of independent city-states. Like the amazing variety of cooking styles under the catch-all term “Italian”, their knives show similar regional variation. This piece is an excellent overview of 34 regional styles of pocket knives.