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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!

What is a Tachi?

Date Published: 2023-03-20

By Desiree Weeks Japan has a rich tradition of crafting beautiful swords that spans centuries and many collectors covet the swords worn by the samurai class. One type of sword worn by the samurai class of feudal Japan is ... read more

What is Pakkawood?

Date Published: 2023-03-13

By Desiree Weeks There are a lot of options available for knife handles, each with their own unique look and feel. One such option is pakkawood. An expertly engineered composite material, pakkawood is created from wood and... read more

Stilettos: Stylish, Sleek, and Substantial

Date Published: 2023-03-06

By Desiree Weeks Knives come in all shapes and sizes, but one of the most recognizable has to be the sleek and stylish stiletto. A stiletto is distinct with its long, slender blade and needle-like point. First developed in... read more

Self-Defense with Discretion

Date Published: 2023-02-27

By Desiree Weeks We’ve all heard at least once in our lives that it’s “better to be safe than sorry.” In today’s everchanging climate, it’s important to always be aware of your surroundings and be ready for whatever might ... read more

Going Medieval with Spiked Maces

Date Published: 2023-02-20

By Desiree Weeks One weapon that has been around since the Old Stone Age is the mace. It’s most commonly known as a blunt weapon with a heavy head on the end of a handle. The name “mace” comes from the French “masse” which... read more

Samurai Swords: Bringing History to Life

Date Published: 2023-02-13

By Desiree Weeks From the late 12th century until being abolished in the 1870s, the samurai were members of the Japanese warrior caste. They proved themselves as adept warriors when it came to fighting the invading Mongols... read more

Carry Damascus Steel Wherever You Go

Date Published: 2023-02-06

By Desiree Weeks A Bit About Damascus Steel Damascus steel has a rich history dating back thousands of years. It all began with Wootz steel imported from Southern India. Wootz steel is created by melting cast iron, iron a... read more

Hone your skills with a bokken

Date Published: 2023-01-30

By Desiree Weeks Behind every master swordsman is sure to be years of practicing the craft. Bokkens are a great way to minimize injury while learning the ways of the sword. These practice swords get their names from the Ja... read more

Build your collection with Gerber

Date Published: 2023-01-23

By Desiree Weeks Ready to add a new piece of quality gear to your collection? Check out all the best products from Gerber. Gerber creates products that are uniquely designed to meet the needs of the user and can truly stan... read more

Meet the versatile M9 Bayonet

Date Published: 2023-01-16

By Desiree Weeks The bayonet is an ever-evolving weapon that has a long history dating all the way back to the 16th century. What originally began as a blade that would be placed into the barrel of a rifle, turning it into... read more

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