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Welcome To The BUDK Blog. BUDK is the largest online retailer of knives and swords in the world, with the lowest prices to boot! We also happen to like knives, swords, axes, tomahawks, guns and more. So, we're going to write lots of interesting articles about those things, and other "BUDK-ish" subjects for you to learn about here. We hope you enjoy the Blog!

Top 2016 Assisted Opening Knives

Date Published: 2016-05-24

By Adelia Ladson After seeing the incredible variety of assisted opening pocket knives we’ve been getting in this year, I knew I needed to take the opportunity to brag about them. I wish I could tell you about every single o... read more


Seven Alternative Ways to Use a Drone

Date Published: 2016-04-01

By Adelia Ladson You may ask yourself, “What in the world would I do with a drone?” There are a lot of ways you can use one of these incredible flying machines. You can record family events and outdoor adventures. You can u... read more


Six Complete Gun Fails

Date Published: 2016-03-07

By Adelia Ladson Okay, I completely believe in the right to bear arms but I wonder if some folks actually should. When you fire a gun, you need to be prepared for the recoil and you also need to realize that firing a gun is ... read more


Could You Survive The Walking Dead?

Date Published: 2016-02-09

By Adelia Ladson With "The Walking Dead" starting up again this weekend, I thought it would be fun to post a quiz. Rick and the crew have had a hard and long road to travel throughout the seasons and have faced many obstacle... read more


Deadpool: Psychotic Villain or Psychotic Hero

Date Published: 2016-02-04

By Adelia Ladson Any way you look at it, Marvel’s “Merc With a Mouth”, Deadpool, is absolutely psychotic. He can’t help it. The effects from the Weapon X program and his already existing mental problems make him that way. Bu... read more


Fixed Blade or Folder for EDC: You Decide

Date Published: 2016-02-01

By Adelia Ladson When it comes to every day carry knives (EDC), you have a plethora of options. They can be different colors, different sizes and different materials. Choosing a knife can sometimes be mind-boggling, if you d... read more


What is Your Knife Superstition?

Date Published: 2016-01-25

By Adelia Ladson Most folks are superstitious in one way or another. Some are superstitious about the things they do and wear so that their favorite sports team will continue a winning streak. Some folks are superstitious a... read more


Is Georgia Trying to Take Your Guns?

Date Published: 2016-01-19

By Adelia Ladson Alright, you gun-owners in Georgia, you need to step it up! What is happening in your legislature? I caught the news the other day that a bill (HB 731) was up that would declare all automatic and semi-automa... read more


Five Places to Hide and Hoard Valuables Before SHTF

Date Published: 2016-01-15

By Adelia Ladson I use to roll my eyes at my great-aunt Edna, who was one of those people who hid her jewelry in different places around her house. I don’t know, but it just seemed kind of silly, at the time. Then, I really ... read more


Top Ten Most Ridiculous Things People Spend Their Tax Refund On

Date Published: 2015-12-30

By Adelia Ladson Okay, so you got your tax refund back and it’s absolutely burning a hole in your pocket. You know that you should use it to pay down your debt just like the financial experts say but … Here are the top ten m... read more


Five Folks Winning at Camouflage

Date Published: 2015-12-20

By Adelia Ladson Camouflage has been taken to the extreme by visual artists, resulting in some fantastic challenges for the human eye. Can you spot the person in these photos? This ain't your grandpa's camo. How many p... read more


How Mall Ninja Are You?

Date Published: 2015-12-15

By Adelia Ladson Mall Ninja: A term used in forums to mean an unexperienced and enthusiast weapon owner who pretends to be a seasoned operator. Take a good look at the definition above by Urban Dictionary. Now, look in ... read more


Top Ten Symptoms That You Have a Knife Addiction

Date Published: 2015-12-09

By Adelia Ladson Do you salivate when you walk by a knife case in a store and then stop mesmerized by all the awesome sharpness within? This may be a sign that you’re suffering from an addiction – a knife addiction. In study... read more


Must-Haves to Camp Out in the Star Wars Movie Line

Date Published: 2015-11-25

By Adelia Ladson Okay, I’m a straight up Star Wars fan and I mean the original three movies that I grew up with; not that prequel nonsense or whatever it was. So, when I first heard about a new movie that would incorporate m... read more


Which Game of Thrones Weapon Do Fans Like Best?

Date Published: 2015-11-18

By Adelia Ladson “Game of Thrones” is a battle from start to finish, which means its characters always have incredible weapons. Each weapon is an inherent part of the character and is perfectly suited to its owner. The weapo... read more


The Ten Most Blingy Gold-Plated Objects on the Planet

Date Published: 2015-11-12

By Adelia Ladson James Bond’s nemesis, Gold Finger, had it right. There’s nothing like having everything in gold and I mean everything. Here are the top ten most gold blinging items on the entire planet. Porsche If y... read more


Our Top Gifts for Gun Lovers

Date Published: 2015-11-02

By Adelia Ladson Do you have a gun-lover in your family? Are you wondering what to get him or her for Christmas? Let us do all of the work for you. Here are a few items that we think would be just perfect for any gun-lover. ... read more


Tips for Bo Staff Training

Date Published: 2015-11-01

By Adelia Ladson Training with a weapon is an important part of growing as a martial artist. In most schools, the first weapon you will start training with is the bo staff, which is basically a cylindrical piece of wood that... read more


Top Five Martial Arts Fails

Date Published: 2015-10-14

By Adelia Ladson The study of and training in martial arts can be a life-long pursuit that requires constant practice and unwavering focus. A perfectly executed martial arts exercise, move or feat is a beautiful thing to beh... read more


Top Five Sword Fails

Date Published: 2015-10-07

By Adelia Ladson Ok folks, on cruising through the internet, it is completely unbelievable the things that you will find that people will do with their swords. And I'm not talking about experienced professionals who really ... read more


A Crossbow is Better Than A Gun For Hunting

Date Published: 2015-10-06

By Adelia Ladson I’ll go ahead and put this out here right now. I prefer a crossbow over a gun. To me, there’s something infinitely more elegant to a crossbow. It is quiet, which makes it a great stealth weapon, and... read more


Army Surplus Items That Might Save Your Life

Date Published: 2015-10-01

By Adelia Ladson Armed Forces, whether United States or other, offer a great opportunity that many folks overlook – great, readily available survival gear. If you think about it, soldiers are the experts when it comes to sur... read more


How It's Made: United Cutlery's Mirkwood Helm

Date Published: 2015-09-25

By Adelia Ladson Earlier this year, I told you that United Cutlery was working on another incredibly reproduction from “The Hobbit” movie series replicas. I just got word that the Mirkwood Infantry Helm will be here in Nove... read more


Hot New Products to Make You Feel Cool

Date Published: 2015-07-23

By Adelia Ladson Folks, let’s face it. It’s hot! And all you want is a nice, cool drink of water to make you feel better. Now, if you’re out and about, in this heat, it’s doubly important that you have that sip of water when... read more


The Evolution of the Straight Razor

Date Published: 2015-06-24

By Adelia Ladson The Straight Razor has come a long way from its humble beginnings in ancient times as just a piece of sharpened flint or seashell to the Shavette, a straight razor/disposable razor hybrid. For centuries, in o... read more


What is a Butterfly Knife?

Date Published: 2015-06-24

By Adelia Ladson A Butterfly Knife, also known as a Balisong and a Fan Knife, got its start in the Philippines as a self-defense and utility pocket knife – or did it? There is a heated debate over whether this type of knife w... read more


History of Brass Knuckles

Date Published: 2015-06-22

By Adelia Ladson Brass Knuckles, a.k.a. paperweights, in some form or other, have been around for centuries possibly getting their start in the gladiator arenas. Used for hand-to-hand combat, to basically increase the power o... read more


The Best New Spy Gear of 2015

Date Published: 2015-06-22

By Adelia Ladson It’s Bond. James Bond. Get your James Bond groove on this year with some of our Best New Spy Gear of 2015! These items are not only really fun to use but you can count on them to totally get the job done. Es... read more


Pocket Knives are an American Tradition

Date Published: 2015-06-10

By Adelia Ladson I think the folding pocket knife is one of the most undervalued knives. I think we sorta take them for granted because they are just a part of our life. I think it’s almost a rite of passage in our societ... read more


Hey! Look What I Found!

Date Published: 2015-06-09

By Adelia Ladson When I’m taking my break away from my desk and computer, I like to go down into our warehouse and walk through the aisles. I really never know what I’m going to find on our shelves and I never cease to be am... read more


How to Sharpen a Karambit

Date Published: 2015-06-09

By Adelia Ladson Okay, so, you got your brand new karambit (If you don’t have one already, you need to seriously check out our website. They’re extremely handy knives.) and you’ve been using it and using it and using it. ... read more


How Do You Know if You're a Syfy Geek?

Date Published: 2015-06-05

By Adelia Ladson First of all, if you spell it “Syfy,” like above, then you are definitely one. And since, “it takes one to know one,” I can give you some pretty good guidelines to go by. Borrowing from Jeff Foxworthy, “You k... read more


What the Heck is a Karambit?

Date Published: 2015-06-02

By Adelia Ladson Okay, maybe some of you know what a karambit is but I didn’t at first. It was not something that had come across my path until I started blogging for BudK. So, for those of you who haven’t had a chance t... read more


Concealed Knives Are Extremely Useful

Date Published: 2015-06-01

By Adelia Ladson I find it absolutely fascinating that you can conceal a knife blade in almost any ordinary, everday object. Concealed Knives can be housed in everything from belt buckles to lipstick cases. Now, the obvious ... read more


You Have to Own a 'Hobbit' Replica

Date Published: 2015-05-28

By Adelia Ladson I honestly believe that J.R.R. Tolkien, if he were here today, would be thrilled to see his wonderful odyssey come to life like it has in “The Hobbit” movies directed by Peter Jackson. Another thing, I’m sure... read more


How To Choose A survival Knife

Date Published: 2015-04-27

By Casey Tate There are tons of survival knives out there—the good, the bad, and yes, the ugly! We’ve seen them all, used most of them, and arrived at a few key features that we look for in a quality survival knife. Ob... read more


These are the Top 2015 Assisted Opening Knives

Date Published: 2015-04-20

By Adelia Ladson Exciting new assisted opening pocket knives have arrived for 2015 and these are the top five you should check out. There is one here for everyone no matter the function or aesthetic that you are looking for ... read more


Discreet Self-Defense is Important

Date Published: 2015-04-16

By Adelia Ladson As a woman, self-defense is very important to me because, in society, personal attacks on women are still more prevalent than on men. This is never going to change. The most important thing is to be ready an... read more


Bowie Knives in Film

Date Published: 2015-04-14

By Adelia Ladson Alan Ladd protrayed Jim Bowie in “The Iron Mistress.” Alan Ladd protrayed Jim Bowie in “The Iron Mistress.” First popularized by Jim Bowie in the early 19th century because he was “the bearded bloke... read more


Creating The Hobbit Prop Replicas- Behind The Scenes

Date Published: 2015-03-16

Gandalf’s staff rendering & drawing Gandalf’s staff rendering & drawing United Cutlery has a long-standing history of creating the finest officially licensed replicas from television, video games and even motion pictures... read more


Anime Swords at Budk

Date Published: 2014-11-17

Colorful graphics, intriguing story lines, relatable characters…sounds interesting, right? These are just a few reasons anime series have blown up in recent years. If you’re new to anime, you’ve probably heard words like mang... read more


Personalized Knives Maka a Great Gift

Date Published: 2014-10-14

Sometimes it’s just difficult to find that perfect gift for someone. You want to give something they want, but also something they can call their own. Many people carry a knife on an everyday basis, but just buying a pocket k... read more


Best Damascus Knives of 2014

Date Published: 2014-01-09

You might be on the lookout for the best place to buy Damascus knives online, or to be more specific, you might be looking for the best place to buy “cheap Damascus knives.” Well, we like to use the term inexpensive, because ... read more


5 Swords You Need To Buy!

Date Published: 2013-12-19

You might ask, “Why would I ever need to buy a sword?” we, in turn would ask, “Why would you ever need not to?” To call yourself a blade enthusiast or even a knife collector and to not also own a sword is a proverbial slap in... read more


Budk's Christmas 2013 Gift Guide

Date Published: 2013-11-20

Christmas is just around the corner and we know you’re already preparing for the gift-giving season. We also know it’s often hard to pick out that perfect gift for the ones you love, so we’re helping out this year! We’ve pick... read more


New Trailer Hobbit Desolation Of Smaug Just Released

Date Published: 2013-09-30

A new trailer video for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was just released this morning. You can watch the entire video now below. Check all of the great weapons like Sting, Orcrist & Glamdring as the entire Hobbit and... read more


Top 5 Reasons You Might be a Sword Collector

Date Published: 2013-08-21

Everyone has a hobby. Some people play golf, others might like sewing and then there are those that collect things. We’re not talking about hoarders that just don’t ever throw anything away. We are talking about hardcore coll... read more


Exclusive Q&A with Knife & Sword Designer Kit Rae

Date Published: 2013-07-18

Kit Rae is probably the most famous fantasy weapon designer of all time. His Swords of the Ancients series began many years ago and still continues to wow fans today. But, one thing you probably didn’t know about Kit is he ha... read more


Double Barrell Knife Slingshot Shoots Knives Insanely Fast

Date Published: 2013-06-28

When you were growing up as a kid there probably were a lot of things you wanted that you couldn’t have. The top three on the list were most likely a gun, a slingshot and a knife. One man’s childhood obsession for all things ... read more


300 Reasons Why We Can't Wait for Rise of an Empire

Date Published: 2013-06-17

300 reasons, are you freaking kidding. You’d be here all day. We were just joking around. But, there are a ton of great reasons why we think this is going to be one awesome movie. Number 1 reason: there’s a lot of sharp sword... read more


5 Items That Could Save Your Life During The Zombie Apocalypse

Date Published: 2013-06-13

You will need a lot of things to stay alive during the zombie apocalypse, starting out with all of the things you needed prior to the onset of walkers to stay alive. A human can survive for up to three days without water. We’... read more


Top 5 Throwing Knives Movie Scenes

Date Published: 2013-06-12

Nothing is more exciting than seeing a throwing knife whiz past the ear of your favorite movie character. You can almost feel the breeze as it slices a few hairs off of their neck it’s so close! We know the feeling you get be... read more


Desolation of Smaug Trailer Sneak Peek

Date Published: 2013-06-11

You’ve heard the rumors that the trailer for The Desolation of Smaug will be released at the premier of Man of Steel? Why wait to watch it then when you can see it now! The second movie in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy i... read more


Important Lessons Learned From World War Z

Date Published: 2013-06-06

The next big zombie movie is here. Based (some may say, “loosely”) on the 2006 book by Max Brooks, World War Z premiers in theaters June 21. We’re pretty pumped about zombies that aren’t so lackadaisical as they are in the ev... read more


Top 5 Reasons To Buy A Sword

Date Published: 2013-06-05

Let’s face it, not everyone is a fan of swords. You’ve got your cosplay fans, the LARPers, the collectors, those who live in their mom’s basement forever and thousands of people who just think swords are awesome. Before I wor... read more


Plants That Can Kill You

Date Published: 2013-05-31

There are millions of plants on every country in the world. Some of those are good and some of them are bad. There may come a time when you will have to survive on the land. Will you know what plants are helpful and which pla... read more


DIY: Simple Paracord Knife Handle Wrap

Date Published: 2013-05-17

Let’s face it, when it comes to “craftiness” we are all not created equal. Some of you might know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever tried to make your own paracord bracelet. Sure, it looks so easy on the videos, but go ah... read more


Top 5 Budget Survival Knives

Date Published: 2013-05-16

Have you been searching for the perfect survival knife but couldn’t find one in your price range? We know you want a dependable, high carbon steel blade for surviving, but let’s face it, having a cheaper knife is better than ... read more


Sword of Kili from The Hobbit arriving soon!

Date Published: 2013-05-10

United Cutlery’s first round of movie replicas from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey consisted of Bilbo Baggins’ sword, “Sting,” Thorin Oakenshield’s sword “Orcrist,” Gandalf’s staff and his sword “Glamdring.” These were fol... read more


The Best Fillet Knife Ever

Date Published: 2013-05-09

We have a lot of folks ask us each month, “What is the best fillet knife?” Our answer to that would be, “The one that gets your fish cleaned the fastest and is most affordable.” We’d like to think our Wahoo Killer Fillet Knif... read more


Lord of the Rings Collectibles Re-leased from United Cutlery

Date Published: 2013-05-08

It’s been ten years since the last movie in the Lord of the Rings trilogy was released, but that doesn’t mean Tolkien fans have stopped collecting movie memorabilia. The 2012 release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has b... read more


What is M48 Apocalypse?

Date Published: 2013-05-07

The M48 Apocalypse brand is a sub-brand of United Cutlery’s M48 Kommando line-up. Built on the tried and true platform of toughness and durability,M48 Apocalypse products are designed to withstand the zombie apocalypse. Each ... read more


Bug Out Bag Checklist infographic

Date Published: 2013-05-07

“What should I put in a bug out bag?” you might ask. Well, we’ve made it simple for you with this bug out bag checklist. We’ve compiled a list of essentials that will assist you in this daunting task. You’ll surely be prepare... read more


Five Crazy Home Defense Weapons You Didn't Know You Needed

Date Published: 2013-05-06

Let’s face it, we live in a crazy world. You never know when that bump in the night is going to be more than a raccoon making a meal in your trash can outside. Not everyone can afford a firearm for home defense, and not every... read more


Knives allowed on Airplanes after April 25, 2013

Date Published: 2013-03-22

You remember how aggravating it is to get in the security check line at the airport and forget you had your pocket knife in your pocket. You’d have to get out of line and go all the way back to your car to put it up. Well, ap... read more


M48 Kommando Survival Spear & Hammer Now Available By United Cutlery

Date Published: 2013-01-15

United Cutlery, industry leader in edged goods and licensed adult collectibles, announced today the release of its latest M48 Kommando™ Survival series, designed to provide supreme tactical applications in a variety of situat... read more


Sneek Peak at United Cutlery's The Hobbit Movie Replicas

Date Published: 2012-12-05

In case you didn’t know, the prequel to The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is to be released in theaters on December 14 this month. United Cutlery has once again acquired the licensed to pr... read more


United Cutlery Produces Mikkel Willumsen's Blondie

Date Published: 2012-10-25

United® Cutlery found a common thread among knife enthusiasts and collectors. Most of them want the unique look and feel of a custom knife, but they do not want to shell out the money for a hand-made creation to use on a dail... read more


Replica Weapons from "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"

Date Published: 2012-10-22

Sword of Sting, with plaque Sword of Sting, with plaque United® Cutlery, manufacturer of licensed edged and adult collectibles for the entertainment industry since 1981, announced the availability to pre-order replicas fr... read more


A Beginner's Guide to Collecting Pocket Watches

Date Published: 2012-10-21

Pocket watches were first developed during the 16th century. Made to be carried in a pocket as opposed to the wristwatch, pocket watches were easily accessible and practical. During the 18th century, pocket watches were items... read more


Knife Sharpeners Buyer's Guide

Date Published: 2012-10-20

To keep your knives in top condition, it is important to use a sharpener to give your blades the edge needed. There are tons of knife sharpeners on the market today, making it hard to know which one will do the best job when ... read more


Pocket Knives For Emergency Workers

Date Published: 2012-10-18

Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians have to be there and be ready when they receive a rescue call. They have to be skilled and well equipped to successfully handle emergency situations and provide vital, life-savin... read more


Replica Helmets for Collectors and Re-enactors Alike

Date Published: 2012-10-17

Armored helmets were manufactured in Japan as early as the 4th century. Designed to protect the head from damage usually during combat or a potentially dangerous environment, helmets have been used for protection for several ... read more


Paracord: It's Not Just for Jumping Out of Planes

Date Published: 2012-10-12

Parachute cord, or paracord as it has more commonly become known, is a lightweight nylon kernmantle rope woven to produce superior strength, durability, and flexibility. It is so durable and useful, in fact, that it was origi... read more


Damascus Steel Sword Buyer's Guide

Date Published: 2012-10-11

Damascus steel is a term used by many Western cultures from the Medieval time period forward to refer to a unique type of steel that was originally created in India and used for swordmaking from approximately 300 B.C. to A.D.... read more


Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

Date Published: 2012-10-10

Zombies, or undead corpses, have become a popular topic these days. Between hit television shows like The Walking Dead to newly released movies, zombies are probably something you have heard about. Now, we are not saying we t... read more


Choosing the Perfect Karambit

Date Published: 2012-10-04

The karambit or kerambit, as it is sometimes spelled, is a unique, curved hand blade that originated centuries ago in Indonesia. Originally found in Java, karambits, according to ancient folklore, were inspired by the large, ... read more


Push Daggers: Then & Now

Date Published: 2012-10-03

Push daggers are generally described as a short blade dagger with a “T”-shaped handle design. The shape of the handle makes push daggers convenient to hold between the second and third fingers with the blade pointing outward ... read more


Buyer's Guide to Katana Swords

Date Published: 2012-10-02

Damascus steel is a term used by many Western cultures from the Medieval time period forward to refer to a unique type of steel that was originally created in India and used for swordmaking from approximately 300 B.C. to A.D.... read more


Selecting the Best Shuriken or Throwing Star

Date Published: 2012-10-01

Shuriken is the word given to traditional Japanese concealed hand weapons, generally used for throwing, stabbing, or slashing with their razor-sharp blades and multiple piercing points. Modern day throwing stars, ninja stars,... read more


The Rambo Machete

Date Published: 2012-09-24

Another exceptional example of craftsmanship from master knife maker Gil Hibben, this Hibben IV machete was designed for Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo character to be used in the hit motion picture, and was also featured on the ... read more


M48 Kommando Tanto Knife & Survival Bracelet Combo Review

Date Published: 2012-09-24

The latest offering from United®Cutlery’s M48®Extreme Survival Series is this M48®Kommando™Tanto Assault knife. This high-impact resistance, heavy-duty combat knife is designed to withstand extreme conditions. The 7” fighter ... read more


United Cutlery Tailwind Assisted-Opening Stiletto Review

Date Published: 2012-09-13

Assisted-opening mechanisms have been extremely popular in pocket knives in recent years. Because of the legality involved in carrying a switchblade knife, many knife companies have opted for creating assisted-opening version... read more


M48 Apocalypse Tomahawk Review

Date Published: 2012-09-10

Tomahawk spike buried into unsuspecting table Tomahawk spike buried into unsuspecting table The M48 Apocalypse tactical tomahawk is one wicked blade! Based on the original M48 Kommando hawkaxe from United Cutlery, the Apo... read more


M48 Kommando Survival Kit Review

Date Published: 2012-09-09

Hikers, hunters and campers alike should all be prepared when venturing into the wilderness. You could spend a ton of money compiling a huge list of all the things you might need, or you could just buy one of United Cutlery’s... read more


Smith & Wesson Black Ops III Knife Review

Date Published: 2012-09-07

Smith & Wesson is one of the industry leaders in new and innovative pocket knife designs. They also have an extensive line of assisted-open knives. Their M.A.G.I.C. assisted-open mechanism is one of the fastest on the mar... read more


Knife Anatomy

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The Anatomy Of A Knife – Labeling The Parts Of A Knife Point – The tip of the knife. It should be small, sharp and relatively thin. It is used for making incisions and cutting delicate items. Edge- This is the business end o... read more


How to Assemble A Cobra Pistol Crossbow

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Assembly of A Cobra Pistol Crossbow 1. Insert bow into stock to the white line. Take care that the pressure pad is between the bow and bow retainer screw. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN. 2. Feed the string to loop on left of bow. Hold t... read more


How to Throw Knives Accurately

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So, you saw a movie where the hero throws a knife and kills the bad guy right? One of our favorite knife throwers is Jason Statham as, Lee Christmas, in the Expendables and Expendables 2. He throws a kunai knife like none oth... read more