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ABS is a thermoplastic polymer with a high-quality finish that is matte and scratch-resistant. It offers a high level of surface hardness, good impact strength and resistance to liquid chemicals.


After the blade has undergone several grinding processes, the final step is honing, which gives the knife its final sharpness. Very fine abrasives are used to remove and straighten the smallest...


Acrylic is a premium-quality plastic that can be shaped as desired when heated. The lifespan of acrylic is almost unlimited, but the material is still recyclable and thus very eco-friendly.


Acuto+ is a rarely used steel mainly utilized in some CRKT models. It is roughly at the level of 440C. With a hardness of 59-60 HRC, it is one of the hard steel types with very good edge retention.


The Swedish AEB-L was specially developed and optimized by Uddeholm for the production of blades. It convinces with good rust resistance, easy resharpenability as well as excellent cutting ability...

Maple Wood

Maple Wood is used in the production of knife handles. Due to its one-of-a-kind pattern and rich red brown hue, maple burl is considered a premium material.


A rechargeable battery is an electrochemical energy storage medium. Unlike regular batteries, these can be recharged for a certain number of charging cycles.

Alessandra De Santis

Alessandra de Santis is also known as Hydra Design as an employee of Hydra Armaments, which is a family-owned company from northern Italy specializing in weapon accessories and tactical equipment....

Alex Kremer

The young up-and-coming knifemaker Alex Kremer was born in Fulda in 1993 and is now considered one of Germany's greatest talents in the world of knives. He began making his first own knives as an...

Allen Elishewitz

Knife Maker Allen Elishewitz was born in Texas. He has been making knives since 1988, constantly researching, refining and developing this craft. He is a member of the American Knifemakers Guild...

Utility Knife

A utility knife is a very handy combination of a kitchen knife and a peeling knife. Utility knives mainly have their place in the kitchen, where they are used to peel and cut fruits and vegetables.


Aluminum is a soft and tough metal, it is very light and at the same time has a high strength. The metal is also recyclable. It has been extracted for about 200 years, initially it was more...

Amboina Wood

Amboina burl wood is used for producing wooden knife handles. The fine wood has an intense color ranging from yellow brown to red brown as well as a strong pattern.

Anders Högström

Anders Högström from Sweden is known for his extremely exclusive Custom Knives. Nordic knives with a medieval look are his specialty, but also unusual swords belong to his designs.


Anodizing is a process for coating the surface of metals. This process is used in knife production. Anodizing means oxidizing a metal surface with an electrochemical process.

Arc Lock

The Arc Lock was developed by SOG and it can be operated with both hands. It is easy to use but still very safe. In order to lock the blade, you pull back the mechanism with your thumb.

Armin Stütz

The Austrian Armin Stütz began manufacturing knives in 1984 and founded the blacksmith SteirerEisen in 1996. In the meantime, SteirerEisen is the largest blacksmith of the country.


The Japanese ATS-34 by Hitachi was originally developed for turbine blades and quickly turned out to be highly suitable for knife blades. Today, it is a rarity on the knife market.


AUS-4 is a simple Japanese steel that no longer plays much of a role on the market – with very few exceptions. It is at the performance level of 440A.


AUS-6 is a simple Japanese middle-grade steel that no longer plays much of a role on the market – with very few exceptions. It is at the performance level of 440B.


AUS-8 is a Japanese steel that has been used in the knife industry for a long time (next to the rare lower-grade AUS-6 and AUS-4). Though not identical in its composition, it`s comparable to the...


The term "finishing" describes a process in knife manufacturing in which protruding and sharp-edged material on the handle and tang is removed, resulting in a clean handle contour with gentle...