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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!

Staying Safe with Night Watchman

Date Published: 2023-04-24

By Desiree Weeks The Night Watchman brand is known for quality personal protection and defense pieces to help keep you and your loved ones safe. Whether at home, at work, or on the go, Night Watchman has a perfectly crafte... read more

Knife Sets

Date Published: 2023-04-17

By Desiree Weeks Knives are one of the oldest tools known to humanity, appearing at least 2.5 million years ago, with earlier pieces being made from wood, bone, and stone. Since that time, we’ve seen how they’ve evolved in... read more

The Anatomy of a Pocket Knife

Date Published: 2023-04-10

By Desiree Weeks A pocket knife is, at its simplest, a knife that can be folded and carried in a pocket, bag, or wherever. While it may have a basic definition, there’s so much more to pocket knives than that. There’s diff... read more

Sword Types Throughout History

Date Published: 2023-04-03

By Desiree Weeks Swords have been a tried-and-true weapon of choice for centuries. Their origin can be traced back to the Bronze Age of 3300 BC. They evolved from knives and daggers when construction of longer blades becam... read more

Are Switchblades Illegal?

Date Published: 2023-03-27

By Desiree Weeks What is a switchblade? An automatic knife, better known as a switchblade, is a knife that can release its blade automatically through the use of a button, lever, or switch. Almost all switchblades have a b... read more

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

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