New Knife Store Added

I have added a new knife store to my online presence. This new site, which is hosted by All About Pocket Knives (AAPK), can be found HERE.

AAPK is a wonderful resource for information on the gambit of the knife world but especially for traditional and vintage knives. They also require sellers to be vetted before allowing them to do business on their site, unlike many places on the ‘web.

I plan to reconfigure this site to place the new store in its own section, along with one for Etsy and maybe eBay as well. All of those changes/improvements will be time dependent but I’ll post updates when they do happen.

Vintage Damascus Steel Lockback

Damascus Lockback Knife

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575378759&campid=5338273189&customid=&icep_item=143653480874&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg&toolid=11111

This well made vintage knife has an awesome pattern in the steel, unlike many contemporary knives I’ve seen. It is wearing a fresh edge, sharpened at about 22° to match the original bevels. It also has some wonderful file work on the spine.


A Great Sharpening Tool

This is one of the handiest things I’ve gotten in a while! I bought the Smith’s Retractable Sharpening Rod to take on vacation last year but didn’t really use it. Since then, back at home, I’ve found a couple of great uses for it though.

First, it’s great for fixing any small chips you may get in a blade; I dropped and chipped the tip off of a pocket knife and this little gem made the fix easy and quick.

Secondly, on the tips or far back edges of the blade, especially thin blades, that are tough to get sharpened sometimes this thing is a dandy! I couldn’t get the tip of the coping blade on my Seahorse so I used this on the tip.

Small enough to take along in your pocket, this tool can work for repairs and regular sharpening on the go or just at home. It’s a great item to add to your sharpening arsenal!

Smith’s Diamond Rod