Bowie knife by excellent knifesmith Fabrice Cognot

In this section both historical and modern utility and combat knives are reviewed. As we don’t wish to encourage actual fighting with knives, those aspects won’t be emphasized in the reviews of sharp knives and instead we will then mostly be focusing on aspects like construction, quality, fitting, finish and durability.

Knife combat training and training knives is of course a completely different matter.

Review: Mora Bushcraft Survival Knife

Posted on Sep 5th, 2016 - By Roger Norling - 1 Comment

Being Swedish, the town Mora more or less equates to knives and I would even go so far as to claim that "Mora" is pretty much a synonym for the…

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Review: Fällkniven A1, S1 & F1

Posted on Oct 28th, 2015 - By Roger Norling - 0 Comments

Today we will review three knives by a Swedish brand that oddly enough is little known to the common Swede, but which is a proper success story…

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Review: ESEE-4, ESEE-5 & ESEE-6 knives

Posted on Feb 16th, 2015 - By Roger Norling - 0 Comments

ESEE Knives, formerly R.A.T Cutlery is one of the most well-regarded cutlers in the USA, a cutler with a strong reputation for quality, and with the…

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Review: The Böker Plus Schanz Dagger

Posted on Dec 12th, 2014 - By Roger Norling - 1 Comment

Before we look at the knife in question for this review we have to step back in time a bit and look at where it comes from; i.e. the works of Col.…

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Fabrice Cognot – Bladesmith & Scholar

Posted on Oct 10th, 2014 - By Roger Norling - 0 Comments

Today we are introducing Dr. Fabrice Cognot, Burgundian swordsman, polearms specialist and bladesmith. Many of you already know him well, but perhaps…

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Review: Ontario Knives Chimera

Posted on Aug 8th, 2014 - By Roger Norling - 0 Comments

Among the countries of the world one stands out as truly blessed with excellent knife makers manufacturing big utility/combat knives. Why that is, is…

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Review: Tinea Kombat Knife

Posted on Jun 29th, 2014 - By Roger Norling - 0 Comments

  Today we are going to look closer at a fairly new modern Italian-design combat knife that not so many have heard of yet, a knife that due…

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Review: KA-BAR D2 Extreme Fighting/Utility Knife

Posted on Jun 20th, 2014 - By Roger Norling - 8 Comments

  When it comes to combat knives, next to the classical Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife, few are as iconic as the USMC "KA-BAR". However,…

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