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A new Butterfly knife trainer or balisong practice knife Posted on 28 Mar 18:29 , 0 comments

We have a new butterfly practice knife for practising your moves without doing permanent damage to your fingers or hand - March 28, 2017.  



Why You Should Own A Damascus Steel Knife Posted on 28 Mar 14:45 , 0 comments

Whether you have just started on your journey as a knife collector or you have been collecting them for years, there is a certain type of hunting knife that will not only be a great addition to your collection, but also a valuable one and one that every knife collector or knife hunter should have with them. It is a historically famous knife that has been awed at for centuries and one that will most likely never go out of style.



Highly Functional



Handmade hunting knives made from Damascus steel are some of the best knives in the world and are also some of the strongest. There is a reason why this type of steel has been used throughout history in sword making, especially in swords from the Middle East and India which were considered some of the strongest of their time.



When it comes to hunting, you need a strong knife. Animal skin can be very tough and not any knife will do to get the job done. Custom Damascus knives which are made specifically for you will make sure that you get the cut without making the animal suffer, which is important in hunting. A knife that is made from poor quality materials is not only a frustrating experience for you, the hunter, but it is also cruel for the animals.



Custom Damascus knives are considered to get their strength from the unique way they are made. With the beautiful patterns being forged through intense heat and the metal layers blending together, these custom Damascus hunting knives provide hunters with blades that will ensure that your hunt is a successful one.



Incredibly Beautiful



Handmade hunting knives that are made from strong steel are dependable and functional, but there is also something uniquely beautiful about their blades which makes them a perfect gift for someone who not only loves hunting but who also loves knives. Whether it is due to the way that they are made which creates a blade with flowing patterns or because they are custom made for you with the design that you desire, custom Damascus hunting knives are not only some of the most functional knives for hunting, they are also some of the most aesthetically pleasing.



Custom Damascus hunting knives can be made specifically for someone who is looking for a unique design and a certain level of strength. Throughout history, knives and swords made out of Damascus steel have drawn attention for their aesthetics and while their strength is also a big factor in their popularity, many hunters and ancient warriors considered their beauty to be a valuable reason to own one.



Most average hunting knives have a simple blade without much to them, but these blades are intricate and unique making them a favorite amongst hunters and collectors alike. Many knife collectors continually look for Damascus knives to add to their collection as it is difficult to find such incredibly patterned blades elsewhere.



In Conclusion



Whether you are searching for that perfect knife to add to your knife collection to complete it or you are an avid hunter who loves to use strong blades, a custom-made knife with a Damascus steel blade will provide you with the satisfaction you are looking for. These types of knives have been famous throughout history, gaining popularity in the Middle East and remaining highly recognized staples of the world of hunting and knife collecting. They promise strength and durability while also remaining beautiful throughout the years.



From their functionality that ensures a clean kill while on the hunt to their beauty and uniqueness as a weapon, Damascus knives are what any knife fanatic should have in their collection. At Knife Dude we have the best handmade hunting knives around and whether you want one for hunting, for your protection, or simply to stop and admire from time to time, we can help you to create and find the knife that is just perfect for you.

New Butterfly Knives in stock for Spring! Posted on 10 Mar 16:48 , 0 comments

We have some new butterfly knives also known as Balisong knives in stock that are great to use for butterfly knife tricks and learning how to perform real techniques with your butterfly knife or balisong knife, depending on what you call your butterfly knife.

butterfly knife


We have a great new product that is perfect for those who love the USA Posted on 10 Aug 20:09 , 2 comments

don't tread on me knife

Don't Tread on Me graphic on the blade with the US flag on the handle. 

You can find this knife here

How to throw a ninja star Posted on 16 Mar 16:58 , 0 comments

Here is a video we found on youtube of "how to throw a ninja star"  Hope this helps with your exploration of the ninja arts and throwing of the shuriken

Article on Karambits Posted on 09 Mar 16:34 , 1 comment

fighting self defense karambit

New Local Retail Knife Outlet Niles, Michigan and South Bend, Indiana Posted on 04 Feb 18:34 , 0 comments

We have our Knives available at our new knife location in Niles, Michigan at The Market Place Flea Market on 2428 S 11th St, close to South Bend, Notre Dame University,  Indiana and also close to Berrien Springs, Andrews University and St  Joseph Michigan.  We are carrying some cool Japanese style Swords and Katanas, Blowguns, Pistol Crossbows, Butterfly Knives, and other cool weapons.

Throwing Knives- Great Sport and Real Fun at an Affordable Price Posted on 02 Apr 19:27 , 0 comments

Throwing Knives- Great Sport and Real Fun at an Affordable Price by

Are you planning to be a great knife thrower? Do you really love knife throwing sport or, do you want to protect yourself from the miscreants? If you have a positive answer, you just need not to worry about the instruments (knives, targets and other stuffs) surely. These are really cheap and quite affordable. Moreover, you will find them everywhere.

Get the Set of Knife Throwers at a Reasonable price

The first thing that you need to collect is a set of buck knife, a target board, gloves and some other safety stuffs. Are you really concerned about money and the prices of these items? The fact is that, you need not to worry as you are getting all these high quality equipments at a lower price in different stores or online. But, you have to ensure the quality at the same time. The experts or regular users can help you providing exact location to get quality knives at a very cheap price.

Throwing Knives – A Great Fun for All

Knife throwing is really a great fun and the amateurs probably enjoy the most. However, you need not to have Rambo type knives with shiny blades rather a simple set of quality knives will be good enough. But, make sure that you have started your knife throwing with a set of knives, not a single one. You need not to bring back the knife once again rather you can throw the set of knives at a time. However, you should receive some tips and techniques from the professionals before starting it.

Time to Get Started

There is no alternative to practice but the practice should be in a proper way. Here are some basic tips that may help you like a throwing knife guide-

First: A Set of Knives

It is essential that you purchase a set of high quality medium length knives as a beginner. The knife should have the size of (12, 1/8), well balanced, decent weight and long durability. The sheath and handle should have a very good grip and you should ensure the quality as well. Moreover, a quality knife will not wear out as quickly as a fragile one.

Second: The Sturdy Targets

The back of a woodpile or large plywood can be great as the targets. However, as a starter, the soft wood like cardboard, corkwood, soft plywood or similar materials can be a great choice. These targets help to stick the knives better and have a less chance to bounce back. But, you shouldn’t use a tree as the target surely; as you are just going to kill the tree.

Third: The Exact Techniques

You should give highest priority to the techniques and the professionals or a knife throwing guide can be a great help for you in this regard. But, there is no alternative to regular practice to be great knife thrower.



Latest Winner for our free giveaway Posted on 01 Apr 17:07 , 0 comments

Our most recent winner of the free butterfly knife was Richard Tripp.  He collects knives and now has one more to add to his collection. 

How to Make a Good Throwing Knife Posted on 26 Mar 08:01 , 0 comments

How to Make a Good Throwing Knife
by Jason Earls

The worst thing you can do to a good knife is throw it. A finely tempered steel blade has a high chance of snapping from the impact of hitting a wooden (or any other type) of target. The point of any knife is the part most susceptible to snapping; but even if the tip of the blade does not break, other parts, such as the handle, guard, or edge can become chipped or damaged. Many knife enthusiasts commonly break a dozen or more knives before they realize just how damaging throwing a knife can be.

In magazine articles, various knife manufacturers occasionally list how they subject their knives to rigorous testing, with the basic tactics being: bending, chopping, stabbing the point repeatedly; but almost never will you see tests that include actually throwing the knife, which is the harshest test of all.

Why would anyone need to throw a knife anyway? In most survival situations you certainly wouldn’t want to throw your knife and take a chance on losing it. Even in knife-fighting manuals they don't list knife-throwing among the necessary tactics, even though one would think throwing a knife to end a fight would be much safer since (presumably) one would be far removed from their opponent. But knives don’t always stick, do they?

Knife throwing can be extremely fun, however. Plus it can improve a person’s hand-eye coordination, while being a moderate form of exercise. But remember to always be careful when throwing a knife; and always throw at cross-cut sections of trees as targets.

Now let's learn how to make a knife specifically for throwing. The first thing to consider is that a good throwing knife should be made from steel of a lower “temper” than other knives (tempering is changing the hardness or overall “texture” of steel by using a heating and cooling process), which gives it more overall durability, rather than quality steel that is of a higher temper, which is used mainly for “holding” an edge and remaining sharp.

To obtain the material for your throwing knife, you have a few different options: Use scrap metal found at a metal salvage yard; buy a piece from a local metal-working shop; or find some scrap steel laying around your property. (Certain knife enthusiasts believe the best type of steel to use for throwing knives is type “EN 1.4301 / AISI 304 (V2A)” which should be in stock at any metal-working shop.) In general, your steel should be about 10 to 11 inches long and 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 inches wide, but the size of your knife will depend mainly on your personal preference and the availability of material. Make sure the steel is at least an 1/8 of an inch thick however, so that it won’t bend much from the impact of throwing and striking a target (although some bending is to be expected, and you can straighten out the blade again using two bricks and laying the knife across them, or you can bend the blade back to shape using a vise). If you make several throwing knives, try to make them from the same piece of material so they retain the same size and weight.

Begin making your throwing knife by cutting the steel to proper length. Then draw the basic design of your knife on the steel using a black permanent marker. (For the overall design, Googling images of 'throwing knife' will provide many options, or you can simply invent a design of your own – one extremely minimal throwing knife design would be to shape a basic point on one end of the blade, then leave the rest of the steel in its natural state; but of course more sophisticated designs are possible). After making your design first on paper, transfer it to a piece of stiff cardboard with glue, then place the cardboard on top of your steel and hold it in place with a small hammer. Mark around the cardboard using a black magic marker, then use a vise to clamp the piece of steel in securely for working – you may want to place a thick piece of paper between the jaws of your vise and the steel to avoid scratching the blade. Now simply cut out the entire shape with a hacksaw. (Metal-working shops commonly use a CNC machine to cut out knife designs with ease; consider this option if you don’t want to perform the hard work of cutting the design yourself with a hack saw). After cutting out the blade, the edges will need to be beveled with a file near the point so that it will pierce the target and stick more efficiently. Remember that with a throwing knife, a good point is more important than having a sharp cutting edge – you don’t want the long edge so sharp that it cuts your hand in the act of throwing.

After filing the point down, you will need to remove any rough corners from the handle area by rounding and smoothing them over with a file (this may require a hacksaw also). Smooth and polish the entire knife with sand paper or emory paper to remove any sharp edges or burrs that could cut your hand while throwing. For hand protection, you can wrap the handle with a strip of thin leather if desired, or use a red strip of cloth to make the knife easier to find after it has been thrown.

Throwing a knife and getting it to stick every time usually involves a simple process of gauging distance and accounting for the number of revolutions the knife makes in the air before it hits the target. Simply observe how many times the knife will need to turn before the point of the blade makes contact with the target, then make distance adjustments as necessary.

Remember to always be as safe as possible while throwing knives of any kind! Refrain from throwing knives at living trees and instead throw them at cross-cut sections of wood. And if you ever get the urge to hunt dangerous game with your throwing knife, be sure to have a skilled marksman with a powerful gun as back-up. Also while throwing, always check around you frequently for any living things so you don't accidentally hit them!

by Jason Earls