Knives from the Copper State Cutlery Knife Show

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Old Bear Knives Pre-Inventory Sale

Old Bear ™ is our new and exclusive folding knife line featuring simple and ergonomic lines. It marks and celebrates the 90ᵗʰ anniversary of our company Antonini Knives (1925-2015). This remarkable knife line intentionally involves handcrafted production processes engaging high levels of manual production, skilled and experienced manufacture. The handle knife is in aged oil-treated walnut wood, while its blade is in stainless steel and is stone sharpened by skilled and qualified craftsman’ hands. The Old Bear ™ knife comes without spring meaning its blade locking system features a solid safety ring that fixed the blade in open and closed position. Currently Old Bear ™ knife line is available in two sizes: M (cm. 19 – 7 ½”) and L (cm. 21 – 8¼”) as above analytically presented. The knife blade comes with our salt-etched Old Bear ™ logo and into a single fashionable and personalized paper box.

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BLADE: Hardened AISI 420 steel – HRC 54/56 FINISHING: Polished stainless steel HANDLE: Aged walnut wood SAFETY RING: Brass with locking

Made in Italy

We are expecting our first shipment of these knives in by Aug 20th. Be the first to own one of these beautifully handcrafted knives.

To Order at our Pre-Inventory Price Sale click here

Photos form the 2014 Blade Show in Atlanta, Ga.

The crew of Antonini Knives who I had a good time speaking with and I believe they liked my input on one of their knife designs :-) I hope they go for it!

The crew of Antonini Knives who I had a good time speaking with and I believe they liked my input on one of their knife designs 🙂 I hope they go for it!

These are Brian Nadeau's award winning knives.

These are Brian Nadeau’s award winning knives.

My friend Gudy Van Poppel from the Neatherlands

My friend Gudy Van Poppel from the Netherlands

Rainy & Butch Vallotton. Sending Rainy my Lone Wold US 45 knife to convert to a double action

Rainy & Butch Vallotton. Sending Rainy my Lone Wold US 45 knife to convert to a double action

Muhammad Zubair of Zubair Sports

Muhammad Zubair of Zubair Sports

Photo of my brother Marc's Gear2Survive table

Photo of my brother Marc’s Gear2Survive table

Me with none other than the famous Ken Onion

Me with none other than the famous Ken Onion

Matt & Jenna of Vehement Knives

Matt & Jenna of Vehement Knives

Abe Elias You may not recognize this maker's face but you probable know the name from the many articles he writes for knife, gun & survival magazines

Abe Elias
You may not recognize this maker’s face but you probable know the name from the many articles he writes for knife, gun & survival magazines

Nino aka Tex the Sicilian This guy, this f****ing guy, Italian accent and all. I could of hung around him all day if I had the time. No one made me laugh as much as he did.

Nino aka Tex the Sicilian
This guy, this f****ing guy, Italian accent and all. I could of hung around him all day if I had the time. No one made me laugh as much as he did.

Alan Elishewitz now knows my Kung Fu is stronger than his Kung Fu

Alan Elishewitz now knows my Kung Fu is stronger than his Kung Fu

Brian Nadeau won best new knife maker and best new tactical knife at this years show

Brian Nadeau won best new knife maker and best new tactical knife at this years show

Phil McMahon of Rhineland Cutlery. Beautiful kitchen knives made in Geremany which I will soon be selling.

Phil McMahon of Rhineland Cutlery. Beautiful kitchen knives made in Geremany which I will soon be selling.

Friends from Arizona, Gerbender and Jeremy!!

Friends from Arizona, Gerbender and Jeremy!!

Already making plans to attend next year’s show!

Italian Made Knives

Italy has a tradition of making pocket knives going back to ancient times. The oldest surviving pocket knives date back to the Roman era. Perhaps it is where pocket folding knives originated.

 

When most people think of Italian knives, what comes to mind is the famous Stiletto Switchblades first made popular in the 1961 film, West Side Story.

Italian Stiletto

Italian Stiletto

 

Authentic Italian Switchblade Knives from Italy are all hand crafted and made by skilled Italian switchblade knife makers in the Italian town of Maniago by the oldest Switchblade knife makers in the business in the same way they have been made for decades.

 

Maniago founded in 981 is a town and comune located in the Province of Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia (north-eastern Italy) in the Italian Alps. It is famous all over the world for its production of knives and of all kinds of cutting tools: the beginning of the history of the blacksmiths from Maniago can be dated back to 1453. Since then Maniago has given birth to hundreds of blacksmiths and knife makers and today is the seat of the District of Cutlery Works, made up of nine municipalities of the area, which employs about a thousand workers in the production cycle of cutting tools only and is the second industrial centre in the province of Pordenone.

 

Italian cutlery, for example, is very unique in it’s craftsmanship and design. Modern knife makers of Italy are producing fascinating “cross-over” designs combining aspects of older cutlery with new materials and forward thinking designs. Of course this synthesis of the old into the new is not limited to any particular region or country. If we look at the history of knife making in the United States, or any country, we see a very similar progression.

 

Coming out of Italy though are some fantastic knives. Companies like Extrema Ratio, Viper, Fox, Lion Steel and Maserin (to name a few) are making knives that strong, sharp, well built and desirable. This not to say they are better than US made knives as I think some of the best knives are still made in the US. But the quality of Italian knives are definitely there. Many American cutlery companies know this are having knives made in Italy. Companies like DPx, Hogue, Ontario, TOPS, Fox-N-Hound, Spyderco and others are having their designs produced there and importing them back here for sale.

 

I myself carry an Italian Viper knife as my EDC. This after years of carrying a USA made blade.

 

Viper Free

Viper Free

 

If you are thinking about investing in a quality blade, one that you would be proud to carry and not afraid to use on a daily basis, Italian knives are an option you should consider.

New Special of the Week

Bear & Sons Cutlery Red Stag Bone Single Blade Peanut is our Special of the week.

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Red Stag Bone Single Blade Peanut

2 7/8″ RED STAG BONE SINGLE BLADE PEANUT * Nickel Silver
Bolsters * Brass Liners * Hollow Ground Blade * Red Stag Bone Handles * Carbon
Steel Blade

American Made

Photos of the 43rd AKCA Knife Show

United Cutleery’s Tailwind Nova Skull Serr. Folder Black Knife ****$21.49****

Tailwind Nova Skull Serr. Folder Black

This United Cutlery Nova equipped with a Tailwind Assisted-Open mechanism is one bad dude. The 6061 aluminum handle scales are etches with burning flames and a cast flaming skull adorns the front handle. A rugged stainless steel pocket clip allows this knife to clip anywhere and the 3 1/2″ 440 stainless steel blade cuts like butter through anything. With help from the Tailwind assisted-open mechanism, the blade rockets open with just a nudge of the thumb stud. 3 1/2″ blade. 4 1/4″ closed.

 

SDK Price: $21.49!

Only While Supplies Last

 

Barry Dawson

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Barry Dawson of Dawson knives & I at a recent gun show in Phoenix

Barry & I

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Here I am with knife maker Barry Dawson of Dawson Knives at the Crossroads of the West Gun Show being held at the Univ. of Phoenix Arena in Glendale this weekend

Schatt & Morgan: Queen City 80th Anniversary Knife

Added the Queen City 80th Anniversary Knife to the website

Queen City 80th Anniv Knife