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!

Best Spyderco Knives

Date Published: 2021-04-14

By Adelia Ladson The History of Spyderco Spyderco was founded, in 1976, by the Glessers, who initially focused on selling their first product around the country at trade shows. The company’s C01 Worker Pocket Knife was int... read more

Best Kershaw Knives

Date Published: 2021-04-07

By Adelia Ladson The History of Kershaw Knives Kershaw Knives was founded by Peter Kershaw, an avid outdoorsman, who knew the importance of guaranteed quality in a hunting knife. In 1974, he started his own knife company i... read more

How to Sharpen a Pocket Knife

Date Published: 2021-03-31

By Adelia Ladson When you invest money in a quality pocket knife, you are just flushing it down the toilet if you don’t take care of it and perform regular maintenance to the blade. The most important maintenance task is s... read more

Best Air Rifle for Deer Hunting: Top Pellet Guns

Date Published: 2021-03-24

By Adelia Ladson Over the years, air rifles have come a long way from the iconic Red Ryder BB gun. With the sheer power generated and velocities achieved with today’s air guns, they offer so much more than just backyard pl... read more

The Most Powerful Multi-Pump Air Rifle

Date Published: 2021-03-17

By Adelia Ladson How to Choose the Best Multi-Pump Air Rifle Forming only a small part of the airgun market, the multi-pump air rifle seems almost to have been left behind in recent airgun advancements. However, with four ... read more

Best PCP Air Rifle Available on the Market

Date Published: 2021-03-10

By Adelia Ladson How to Choose the Best PCP Air Rifle When you’re looking to buy a Pre-Charged Pneumatic (PCP) air rifle, as with all airguns, you need to consider who you’re buying it for (if not yourself) and what you’re... read more

Best .22 Caliber Air Rifle for The Money

Date Published: 2021-03-03

By Adelia Ladson The Differences Between .177 and .22 Caliber Air Rifles Basically, the main difference between a .177 caliber air rifle and the .22 caliber air rifle is the size of pellet that it will shoot. More or less,... read more

Best .177 Air Rifles Available for the Money (Accurate & Powerful)

Date Published: 2021-02-17

By Adelia Ladson When the Markham Rifle Company produced the first spring piston air rifle, in 1886, it was a wooden design meant for use as a youth training gun. Two years later, the company that was to later become Daisy... read more

What is a Nitro Piston Air Rifle?

Date Published: 2021-02-10

By Adelia Ladson How Does the Nitro Piston Technology Work? A nitro-piston air rifle’s charging mechanism consists of a nitrogen-filled piston that is compressed when the barrel is cocked. The nitrogen in the piston is alr... read more

Best Break Barrel Air Rifle: Reviews to Save You Money

Date Published: 2021-02-03

By Adelia Ladson When the Markham Rifle Company produced the first spring piston air rifle, in 1886, it was a wooden design meant for use as a youth training gun. Two years later, the company that was to later become Daisy... read more

Best Modern Swords: Guide to the Best Type of Sword

Date Published: 2021-01-27

By Adelia Ladson Swords have slashed and thrust their way through centuries, shaping history through battles and single combat. Developing from the dagger during the Bronze Age, they have continued to change and evolve int... read more

Parts of a Knife: The Anatomy of the Knife

Date Published: 2021-01-20

--> By Adelia Ladson The Different Parts of a Knife When you’re shopping for a knife, whether it’s a fixed blade or a folding knife, to find what you’re specifically looking for is easier when you actually know what you’r... read more

Best Sharpening Stone Options

Date Published: 2021-01-13

By Adelia Ladson When you invest money in a quality knife, you are just flushing it down the toilet if you don’t take care of it and perform regular maintenance to the blade. The most important maintenance task is sharpeni... read more

Best Machete: Find the Best Available Machete Brands

Date Published: 2021-01-06

By Adelia Ladson Acting as both a knife and an axe, the Machete is one of the most versatile fixed blades that you can have in your possession. They come in a variety of styles from survival and self-defense to tactical an... read more

Best Survival Knife: Top 8 Outdoors Knives

Date Published: 2020-12-30

By Adelia Ladson A good Survival Knife that you can count on whether you’re out facing the wild or facing a survival situation, is essential. It’s one of the most important tools in your gear! Here at BUDK.com, we take pre... read more

Best Knife Sharpening Systems

Date Published: 2020-12-23

By Adelia Ladson Finding the right sharpener to fit all of your sharpening needs is a decision that you may need a little help with, so, I’ve made it easy. Here are my recommendations. Ridge Runner Knife Sharpener Perfect... read more

Best OTF Knife: 6 Good Quality Knives

Date Published: 2020-12-16

By Adelia Ladson What is an OTF Knife? For those of you who might not know, when you see a knife listed as an OTF, it stands for “out-the-front” and means that it is a knife with a blade that extends straight from the hand... read more

Best Self Defense Knife: Top 5 Personal Defense Knives

Date Published: 2020-12-09

By Adelia Ladson Self-defense is very important because, in these uncertain times, you never know what may happen in any situation. The most important thing is to be ready and to be prepared at all times. Here are my sugge... read more

Best Budget EDC Knife: Top 10 Knives (Affordable)

Date Published: 2020-12-02

By Adelia Ladson Having an everyday carry that you can depend on to perform every time you need it is absolutely priceless. With so many choices out there, finding one that is reasonably priced and of good quality can be f... read more

How to Clean a Pocket Knife: Renew Old & Rusty Knives

Date Published: 2020-11-25

By Adelia Ladson All metal rusts. That’s just the reality of its composition. Some metals are more rust-resistant than others but, as long as it’s taken care of and maintained, all metal can remain rust-free. So, let’s tal... read more

Five Pocket Knife Safety Rules (In-Depth Guide)

Date Published: 2020-11-18

By Adelia Ladson Owning a pocket knife is an American tradition but, as with any knife, it’s also a responsibility. A marvelous everyday carry tool, it is convenient to just pull out of your pocket and take care of whateve... read more

Best Fixed Blade Knife: Top 16 Knives Available [Tactical/EDC]

Date Published: 2020-11-11

By Adelia Ladson There are so many exceptional fixed blade knives out on the market that it can be a little overwhelming when you’re shopping for one. Here are 16 of the best fixed blades out there in both tactical and eve... read more

How to Sharpen a Hunting Knife Properly

Date Published: 2020-11-04

By Adelia Ladson When you invest money in a quality hunting or survival knife, you are just flushing it down the toilet if you don’t take care of it and perform regular maintenance to the blade. The most important maintena... read more

20 Best Pocket Knife Brands for 2020 [Top Knives]

Date Published: 2020-10-28

By Adelia Ladson Case Knives Knives bearing the Case name have been up to the task for over 130 years, and each Case knife that comes out of Bradford, PA is held to their highest standard. From designs that tamed the Ame... read more

10 Types of Daggers and Their Uses [ULTIMATE GUIDE]

Date Published: 2020-10-21

By Adelia Ladson Daggers, in one form or another, are weapons that can be found in almost every culture throughout the world, many surviving and relevant after thousands of years in existence. Here are some types that you... read more

Best Throwing Knives: Beginners to Pros Can Benefit

Date Published: 2020-10-14

By Adelia Ladson Why You Should Learn the Art of Throwing Knife throwing is an age-old pastime both as recreation and as friendly competition that has brought hours of fun to friends and families. It has become a worldwide... read more

Parts of a Sword (Everything You NEED To Know)

Date Published: 2020-10-07

By Adelia Ladson If you’re a first time katana buyer, you really should know the individual parts that make up the whole of the beautiful sword that you’ve purchased. Here are what they’re called in both Japanese and Engli... read more

Wasp Knife: The World's Deadlist Injection Knife

Date Published: 2020-09-30

By Adelia Ladson So, I came across this “wasp injection knife” when I was surfing the internet. It sounded really amazing and there were a couple of videos showing it in action. So, it looked pretty amazing, too. But do... read more

History of the Challenge Coin

Date Published: 2020-09-23

By Adelia Ladson There are many stories about how and where Challenge Coins originated and, as they were never actually sanctioned by the military, historians debate their origin. One of the most well-known stories is tha... read more

Here’s Your Sign And It Says…

Date Published: 2020-09-16

By Adelia Ladson There’s no better way to say what you feel or support than with a vivid, visual display. A sign prominently posted in your yard, in your garage or at your business is the perfect way to get your message ac... read more

How Would You Spend Found Money?

Date Published: 2020-09-09

By Adelia Ladson If you all of a sudden you came into some money, how would you spend it? There are so many possibilities, no matter the amount. To me, the main thing is that it should be spent on something you’ve been wan... read more

Build An Axe-Throwing Target

Date Published: 2020-09-02

By Adelia Ladson With the popularity of axe-throwing on the rise, we wanted to see just how easy it would be to build our own axe-throwing target. And guess what? It was ridiculously quick and easy! Have fun! The most imp... read more

Traveling Light With The Right Bag

Date Published: 2020-08-26

By Adelia Ladson Packing to travel can be a disaster if you’re not organized from the very beginning. Most people overpack and then find out when they get to their destination that they still didn’t pack exactly what they ... read more

What’s An Ulu?

Date Published: 2020-08-19

By Adelia Ladson “Ulu” isn’t a word you hear in everyday conversation unless you are an avid knife collector or, like me, you’re around lots of knives every single day. And, yes, it is a knife and one that’s been around si... read more

Night Watchman Has Your Back

Date Published: 2020-08-12

By Adelia Ladson Whether you’re on the job or in your neighborhood, Night Watchman tactical defense items provides effective personal protection and defense. Ease of concealment, a variety of carrying options and a multitu... read more

Get Your Body Armor Before It’s Too Late!

Date Published: 2020-08-05

By Adelia Ladson There is a piece of legislation sitting in Congress that will ban the purchase, ownership or possession of Level III and above rated body armor by civilians. It was introduced at the end of last year, in t... read more

Top Knife Brands We Carry

Date Published: 2020-07-29

By Adelia Ladson For more than thirty years, BudK has been an industry leader in providing customers with the absolute top of the line in knives. The bottom line is that we only offer knives to our customers that we oursel... read more

Lightning Fast Automatic Knives

Date Published: 2020-07-22

By Adelia Ladson Giving access to a razor-sharp blade at lightning speed, an automatic pocket knife is always ready for the task at hand, making it more and more popular with avid knife collectors. Seeing how they have gai... read more

How To Sharpen A Blade

Date Published: 2020-07-15

By Adelia Ladson When you invest money in a quality knife or sword, you are just flushing it down the toilet if you don’t take care of it and perform regular maintenance to the blade. The most important maintenance task is... read more

Ultimate Style, Ultimate Function

Date Published: 2020-07-08

By Adelia Ladson Sunglasses shouldn’t only be fashionable, but they should be functional, too. We have a wide selection of protective sunglasses, in a variety of styles including goggle, wraparound and aviator. All of our ... read more

Bad-Axe Baseball Bats

Date Published: 2020-07-01

By Adelia Ladson Here, at BUDK.com, we are always looking for products that are out there “on the edge”. I don’t think there’s anything that lives up to that goal better than our collection of Fantasy Bats! Using the class... read more

Independence Day: Celebrating Our Freedoms

Date Published: 2020-06-24

By Adelia Ladson Here, at BudK, we are proud to live in this Great Country and enjoy the freedoms that were given to us by our Founding Fathers through the Constitution. We always have variety of patriotic-themed products ... read more

Not Your Grandfather’s BB Gun

Date Published: 2020-06-17

By Adelia Ladson When the Markham Rifle Company produced the first spring piston air rifle, in 1886, it was a wooden design meant for use as a youth training gun. Two years later, the company that was to later become Daisy... read more

Mavrokniv Brand: Purpose Driven Knives

Date Published: 2020-06-10

By Adelia Ladson With cutting edge ball bearing opening mechanisms and D2 tool steel blades, Mavrokniv Pocket Knives are ready for anything! Their blade profiles have sharp, clean lines and purpose-driven form, making them... read more

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Date Published: 2020-06-03

By Adelia Ladson So, let me clue you in. Your Dad doesn’t want another tie, shirt or pen set, this year for Father’s Day. He wants something that no one else has. We know exactly what fathers want. Here are a few options t... read more

Top Twenty For 2020

Date Published: 2020-05-27

By Adelia Ladson 2020 has been a huge year for BUDK with new products coming in everyday to our warehouse on an almost daily basis. We are proud to be able to offer high-quality items to our customers and we get really exc... read more

United Cutlery Sneak Peek

Date Published: 2020-05-20

By Adelia Ladson Every now and then, United Cutlery gives us a little sneak peek at what’s coming out later in the year. We got just a small taste of the exceptional, ground-breaking designs that they’ll release around the... read more

Brass Knuckles? Paperweights? Here’s The Deal!

Date Published: 2020-05-13

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 powe... read more

A Discreet Self-Defense Weapon For The Ages

Date Published: 2020-05-06

By Adelia Ladson The sword cane or swordstick, as it has been called in the past, really became a popular fashion accessory for gentlemen during the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe. This was because it was becoming poli... read more

You Need A Gas Mask!

Date Published: 2020-04-29

By Adelia Ladson Out of all the military surplus items out there, a Gas Mask is the most valuable piece of equipment you can own. It will never lose its value because there is always a possibility that a situation will ari... read more

The JagerMace Hits You Like A Ton Of Bricks

Date Published: 2020-04-22

By Adelia Ladson New, this year, from Night Watchman is the impressive, no-holds-barred JagerMace. Only from the mad minds of Night Watchman, who are all about self-defense and kicking-ass, could a beast like this come. Yo... read more

Surviving Your Quarantined Family

Date Published: 2020-04-15

By Adelia Ladson Okay, so you’ve been quarantined in your house with your family members for about two weeks. This is the most time you’ve ever actually spent with them because your family vacation is never longer than a w... read more

Kissing Crane Knives: A Collector’s Dream!

Date Published: 2020-04-08

By Adelia Ladson When I think about Kissing Crane Knives, what comes to mind is a candy store of trappers in a never-ending, mouthwatering parade of colors, textures and themes. Literally, you can fill an entire wall with ... read more

Twas the Night Before a Prepper Christmas

Date Published: 2018-12-24

By Adelia Ladson (with apologies to Clement Moore) ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the ‘stead not a creature was stirring for fear he’d be shot dead. The bug-out bags were hung by the chimney with care bec... read more

It's Winter! Are You Prepared for an Automobile Emergency?

Date Published: 2018-12-17

By Adelia Ladson Winter is no picnic when you have to drive in the snow and ice. Commutes to and from work can be frustrating and downright nerve-wracking when the drive is from one city to another. Lots of folks do it eve... read more

Throw Knives Like Five-Time World Champion Adam Celadin

Date Published: 2018-12-03

By Adelia Ladson The concept of knife throwing is pretty simple. A bladed object is thrown at a target with the goal of it sticking into the target. Well, “the Devil is in the details,” and knowing the concept is a far cry... read more

Karambits, Tomahawks, Fixed Blades The M48 Liberator Series Gets The Job Done!

Date Published: 2018-11-28

By Adelia Ladson Offering a range of weapons and tools built for battle, the M48 line by United Cutlery is the absolute in tactical perfection. Using the concept “Gear to get the job done. No matter how dirty.” as a drivin... read more

Black Friday Battle Gear

Date Published: 2018-11-21

By Adelia Ladson So, it’s that time of year again. You are planning your strategies and finalizing your plan of attack. The goal: Secure a gift for everyone on your Christmas list. As a veteran Black Friday Shopper, you kn... read more

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... 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... 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. ... 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... 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-auto... 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 reall... 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 ma... 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... 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 stu... 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... 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 wea... 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. Porsc... 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 th... 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 b... 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 reall... 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 weapo... 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 s... 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 wh... 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... 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 kni... 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... 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. ... 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 soci... 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 ... 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... 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... 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 obviou... 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 su... 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 kni... 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 fo... 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... 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 pict... 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 Make 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 ... 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

Ronin with a katana in hand. Katanas date as far back as the early 1400s. The Samurai class of feudal Japan wore Katana swords. But, only the noblest military men held the title of Samurai and carried the katana sword, whi... 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 A... 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 b... 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. ... 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